Years ago, Fowler noticed how challenging and frustrating it was to try to rehab a patient’s ankle, foot, or knee injury after they had been wearing hard orthotics for years. At a certain point, most cases showed that the body had unfortunately grown accustomed to the orthotics, forgetting that there is, in fact, an insert in the shoe responsible for supporting their foot and ankle! According to Fowler, this is not very advantageous for an active person. Instead, it is crucial for the foot to remain dynamic and work in tandem with the ankle to achieve balance with the ground, then continue that balance further up the chain – past the ankle, knee, hip, pelvis, and spine all the way to head.
Have you ever injured yourself playing your favorite sport and felt like you were never going to be able to live without pain again? Or maybe you thought that because of a nagging injury you would never be able to get back to playing the sport you love. If either of these cases sound like you, know that you can … Read More
Prepare your body for a fun time on the snowy slopes with these 3 exercises. The following exercises are designed specifically for Snowboarding. They emphasize the importance of ankle flexibility, while learning to bend at the knees and keeping a relaxed straight back. Exercise #1: Snowboard Squats We’re providing you with two versions of this exercise: For these two versions, … Read More
Use these 4 exercises to prepare your body for the first time on the slopes this winter. This winter season, have fun on the slopes and ski for a longer period of time by conditioning your body with an exercise plan put together for you by James Fowler himself! These four exercises will work on your hips and core muscles … Read More
Get back to doing what you love If you’ve been injured while playing a sport, you probably want to get back out there as quickly as possible. Your coaches, trainers, and doctors probably want the same thing, but also want to make sure you do so in a safe and smart manner. The best way to do this is by … Read More
The Movement and Sports Lab is Now Enabled with Video Analysis to Better Help Your Recovery Process The way your body moves says a lot about your pain and your performance. With our expertise, and our NEW video analysis software, our PTs and movement trainers can help discover and analyze your habitual movement patterns. We’ll give you a personalized treatment … Read More
A Recent Case Study Reveals the Importance of Proper Body Mechanics in Preventing Lower Back Pain When it Comes to Golf Around 16 million Americans suffer from chronic back pain and the resulting physical limitations- that’s 8% of all adults. And what’s more, 65 million Americans have experienced a recent episode of back pain. If that sounds like a lot, … Read More
Time and time again I see pregnant women start walking (or waddling) into my physical therapy office right at their 36-week mark. The tale tends to start with, “the pain started about 2 weeks ago…” Ah, yes, the beloved 34th week of pregnancy. This has become known to me as the turning point when the body starts unquestionably noticing the toll that pregnancy has had on it.
Author: James Fowler PT, ACSM, DEAS (Founder of James Fowler Physical Therapy) The question of “What is Energy?” has been studied by man from the beginning of time on this planet. Indeed, the word energy takes on an array of meanings in our world today. But how did it begin? Where is its origin? The search for the first divine … Read More
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