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Posted by on Oct 7, 2019 | 0 comments

Meet The Staff At Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers of Edwardsville

Patient care and attention is of utmost importance to our patients. Mark would like to formally introduce some of the other faces that help with your care while you are in our clinic.

Sharon Stassi, who is a Physical Therapy Assistant, has been with us for a while, and Lisa Tolle, who is also a physical therapist, joins us from Louisville, Kentucky.

Help us give them a warm welcome!

Make sure to keep following our videos on our YouTube channel to learn our new series on knee pain exercises and so much more!

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Posted by on Sep 4, 2019 | 0 comments

What is Connective Tissue Or Fascia?

Connective tissue, or fascia, covers your whole body. It should always move nice and smooth, but that is sometimes affected by injury or other reasons.

Mark talks about what to do when this happens, and how to deal with it during injury.

We have assembled three stretching exercises, and Mark will show you how to do them properly.

Make sure to keep following our videos on our YouTube channel to learn these exercises and so much more!

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Posted by on Aug 6, 2019 | 0 comments

How Do I Begin Working With Kettlebells?

When setting up a home gym with kettlebells, the common questions we get are “where can I get kettlebells and what size should I start with?”  You don’t have to go out and buy a whole gym full of kettlebells. Typically, 18 lbs. for the average female and 35 lbs. for the average male are what is recommended.

However, this may be too light or too heavy for some people. There are ways to use the kettlebells to accommodate your needs and adjust the weight accordingly depending on what moves you are using them for. Mark explains more in the video below.

We have assembled three more kettlebell exercises, and Mark will show you how to do them properly.

Make sure to keep following our videos on our YouTube channel to learn these exercises and so much more!

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Posted by on Jul 8, 2019 | 0 comments

Why You Should Use Kettlebells When Exercising

One of the exercise tools we use a lot at our clinic are kettlebells. They are a great exercise, but the must be done using the correct technique. If not done correctly, you can injure yourself.

The kettlebell is basically a weighted canon ball. The benefits of the kettlebell is that they are more comfortable to hold on, and some of the exercises the weight is offset so it allows you to stabilize your joints better. It is also easier to do the exercises with the kettlebell as opposed to a dumb bell.

Learn more from Mark here about kettlebells and why they are so good for you!

We have assembled three different kettlebell exercises, and Mark will show you how to do them properly.

Make sure to keep following our videos on our YouTube channel to learn these exercises and so much more!

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Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 | 0 comments

Why Should I Test My Functional Movement?

Functional Movement is the ability to move the body with proper muscle and joint function for effortless, pain-free movement.  It is important to keep an eye on your functional movement as you age, or as you settle into habits that may be detrimental to your functional movement.

People need some gauges to see how their body is performing. One of the first signs of fitness is how well you can get into functional movement positions. It is not just about how much you can lift, you need to be able to move and be able to move in different movement patterns.

In this series, we would like to show you three different screenings you can do at home to see how you measure up, and then show you how to correct it if necessary.

Stay tuned to our series to find out three screening movements to test your functional movement, as well as moves to incorporate to make any necessary corrections to your form. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

As always, contact us here if you have any questions or concerns!

 

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