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Hamstrings do a lot of work. They extend all the way from the pelvis to the top of the bones of the lower leg, and are an integral part of our ability to walk, run, jump, and bend our knees and move our hips. Hamstrings are made up of three muscles and their tendons, located at the back of the thigh. Although a hamstring injury can happen to anyone, they are most common among athletes (from rec players all the way up to professionals) and are the most commonly injured muscles for runners. Mus...
Posted on 2017-10-19
Recovering from Whiplash: Take Your Time and Go Slow   Whiplash is often caused by a rear-end or side-impact car accident and the accompanying violent backward and forward movement of the neck, which can damage the discs, soft tissue, cartilage between the disc and vertebral bone, muscles and ligaments. The traumatic impact affects the cervical spine, which is composed of the first seven vertebrae (C1 to C7). C1 connects to the bottom edge of the skull and C7 joins the top of the thorac...
Posted on 2017-04-14
We hear it every year around this time: “This holiday season will be the busiest travel season yet!” Sound familiar? We have to agree - the roads and airports do seem to get more and more crowded each year. Unfortunately for many of us, hitting the road or the friendly skies is unavoidable if we want to spend time with family. And unless you’re a rock star with a sweet tricked-out RV or a high-powered CEO with a private jet at your beck and call, you’ll be crammed into ...
Posted on 2016-11-30
Mark your calendars and join us as we celebrate moving to our new facility and a great community event! . On Friday, October 7 (5-8pm) we’ll host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening party at our new central location in Delray Beach, 247 SE 6 th Avenue, Unit 2. This party will also kick off the Miller Physical Therapy team’s participation in the 17th annual Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) Race for Hope, raising money to aid victims of domestic abuse. Hors d'oeuvre...
Posted on 2016-09-19
As physical therapists and medical professionals, we’re all about the mechanics of the human body. Bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves…they’re all foundational in what we do and how we do it – and in what our patients do and how they do it. What patients may not be aware of is the fact that their mental approach to physical therapy and recovery from an injury or surgery in general has a huge impact on how well they progress. Visualization, also called guided im...
Posted on 2016-08-15
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