Repetitive Activity Low Impact Activities Repetitive activity, from low impact activities (e.g., quilting) to high impact activities (e.g., lifting heavy items at work or home) can put unnecessary strain on the body. This can cause the muscles in the shoulder, specifically the rotator cuff, to become strained. Physical therapy can help correct [...]
About Shanya Stearns, PT, DPTTherapeutic Approach: Shanya incorporates a hands-on approach (manual therapy) in conjunction with appropriate exercises in the rehabilitation of all injuries to restore balance in the body. She pulls from a variety of backgrounds, including McKenzie, Postural Restoration Institute, SFMA and Mulligan, to name a few, as well as incorporating techniques from her background in yoga. Most recently she has begun study in the rehabilitation of diastis recti which is a separation of the rectus abdominis muscle which can occur after pregnancy. Therapy interests or specialties: All aspects of general outpatient orthopedics and care of orthopedic problems after pregnancy.
Had A Recent Fall Or Feel Generally Unstable? As we get older, our vision deteriorates and our muscles begin to atrophy due to disuse and our flexibility diminishes. These factors negatively impact our balance. Physical therapy can help by working on your strength and flexibility, improving the way you walk and challenging [...]
Neck Pain And / Or Headaches Physical therapy can help. Often times, neck pain and headaches are due to poor posture and muscular imbalance, often due to shortened muscles in the front of the body and upper neck muscles and lengthened muscles in the back. If you can improve this imbalance and [...]
Sedentary Lifestyle Can Put You At Risk For Back Pain? When we sit for long periods of time, certain muscles tend to shorten, other muscles become lengthened and weak, other structures, (e.g., ligaments) can be stretched and disc pressure can also increase. We then develop an imbalance in our muscles and typically [...]