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Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist

Nancy Whelan,PT is the owner and director of the West Palm Beach Physical Therapy Center. She has 31 years of experience in the practice of Physical Therapy.

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What is corrective exercise and how could it benefit you? Corrective exercise works for sports professionals,corrective exercises for sports injuries weekend triathletes, and everyday people. This type of exercise finds and overcomes the imbalances and impairments that lead to injuries and that make you less efficient and less powerful when you exercise or compete.

It is very common to have an injury, recover, and then re-injure the same area again. For athletes and everyday people, this can be extremely frustrating. To avoid re-injuring the same area the limitation or restriction needs to be identified first, and then corrected. Working underactive muscles and stretching overactive or tight muscles is where the "correction" comes into play.

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hip replacement treatment
Need a New Hip?What are the different types of hip replacements and how should you choose the right one for you? As the baby-boomer generation ages, the amount of total hip replacement surgeries will sky rocket. Degeneration of the hip joint starts to occur as we age and as arthritis sets in, so does PAIN. Groin pain is usually the first sign of an arthritic hip. If a person starts to have groin pain they may not relate it to the hip at first, not until a doctor mentions hip arthritis and it is visualized through an x-ray or MRI. This...
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Lock Jaw and what to do about it
Imagine waking up in the morning with the inability to open your mouth barely wide enough to stick out your tongue! This could be from a severe case of a TMD (tempomandibular joint disorder).The region of the body affected by this disorder is the part of the jaw near the ear, known as the Tempomandibular Joint. Less severe cases of a TMD can cause sharp pain when biting into hard foods but the jaw still opens normally. People may experience the jaw locking either open or closed. Other symptoms include headaches, neck pain, and even ringing in the ears. What causes...

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October is National Physical Therapy month and as a prospective DPT (Doctorate of Physical Therapy) student and an advocate of celebrating health and vitality, I’ll lay a few things on the line about the practice and its benefits and where I see myself in the future of the field.  First things first, physical therapy aims to help people help themselves.  In my opinion, the claim to fame here is its involvement in the health-care industry as opposed to the so-common sick-care industry!  We don’t have to hang on to or “Band-Aid” our pain and discomfort! The goal of  physical therapy is...
proper fitting to ride a bike
How can you be sure that you are sitting correctly on your bicycle There are quite a few measurements that should be taken to avoid any "bike-fit" injuries. Some posture tips for a comfortable bike ride have to do with handle bar placement and seat height. If the seat height on your bike is too high it will cause your posture to slouch forward, which could cause low back or neck pain. The grip on your handlebars should be relaxed and hand placement should be changed during your ride to avoid muscle fatigue in one position. If you are having pain...

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