Physical Therapy Helps Woman Get Back to Golfing Without Shoulder Pain

Leslie Coalmer is back out on the golf course this summer, after being out of commission this past year due to a shoulder injury. Thanks to her physical therapy team at Ohio Sports & Spine Institute, she has her swing back. The Austintown woman suffered a shoulder injury and after weeks of struggling with pain […]

Movement at Home Series: For Strengthening Balance

When performed regularly, these exercises may help with improving your balance. For all of these exercises, stand close to a stable surface, such as a countertop, for hand support. If you’re able, attempt to balance in these positions without using your hands for stability. If needed, place your fingertips and/or hands on the counter to […]

Movement at Home Series: Exercises for Improving Thoracic Mobility

Whether you experience decreased range of motion with your shoulders or would like to improve your mobility and posture for every day comfort or recreational activities such as golf, here are some movements that may be helpful. OPEN BOOK Lay on your side with your arms straight out and hands pressed together in front of […]

Movement at Home Series: Exercises for Strong Hip Flexors

Hip flexors may become tight and/or weak, especially when we sit for long periods of time during the day. Whether you’re experiencing hip pain or you’re looking to strengthen your hip flexors to help prevent injuries or soreness, these stretches and exercises may help. STRETCH: PRONE HIP FLEXOR STRETCH Wrap a band or towel around […]

Movement at Home Series: Exercises for Abdominal, Core Strength

These exercises will primarily help strengthen your abdominals and core, while also supporting your spine and decreasing the stress and tension you may experience in your lower back. BENT KNEE FALL OUT While lying on your back with your knees bent, let one of your bent knees slowly fall to the side, while maintaining a […]

Movement at Home Series: Exercises for Strong, Healthy Knees

Whether you currently experience knee pain or are looking for preventative care exercises to keep your knees strong and mobile, we have several movements for you. STRAIGHT LEG RAISE While lying on your back, raise your leg up in the air while keeping your knee straight and toes up towards the ceiling. Keep the opposite […]

Movement at Home Series: Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Plantar fasciitis causes pain in the bottom of the heel. It’s triggered by an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a thick tissue band that connects the heel bone to the front of the foot. Most people experience a burning or aching sensation on the bottom of the foot, extending from the heel. You […]

Movement at Home Series: Exercises for Sciatica Pain

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg, and can also be in just one leg. Here are two movements that can help strengthen the muscles that are important for stability and strength, such as […]

Stay Safe, Stay Moving: Movements You Can Do at Home

While we remain open and continue to treat patients at all three of our clinics, we understand many are hesitant to leave their homes at this time. We fully support the decisions of our patients, and their health is our number one priority. Therefore, we’re sharing some movements and stretches that are safe to do […]

Movement at Home Series: Planks for Aches, Pains, Tension in Neck, Back

Planks are great for strengthening your back, chest, shoulders, neck and core. They are helpful with improving your posture. You can do a plank at the top of a push-up position with your hands and feet on the ground, focusing on keeping a tight core and not arching your back. You can also do a […]