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Post-Surgical Rehab

If you have had (or are planning to have) orthopedic surgery, contact HPT for your post-surgical rehabilitation.

Neck & Back Pain

While low back pain and neck pain are very common these days, that doesn't mean you have to let it limit your life! Here at HPT, we can get you back to an enjoyable, active lifestyle!

Shoulder, Elbow, & Wrist Rehabilitation

If you're having trouble lifting your arm over your head, pain with your normal activities, or even struggling when pitching that fastball, the team at HPT is here to help!

Hip, Knee, Ankle, & Foot Rehabilitation

From hip bursitis to knee arthritis to plantar fasciitis...and everything in between, HPT can get you back on your feet!

Total Joint Replacement Rehab

Whether you've had (or are planning to have) a Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, or Total Shoulder Replacement, the team at HPT will guide your rehabilitation.

Workers' Compensation & Automobile Injuries

If you've been involved in an auto accident, or an accident at work, you can trust the team at HPT to provide you with the highest quality of rehabilitation.

Arthritis & Joint Pain

The pain of arthritis doesn't have to stop you from enjoying your favorite activities. We specialize in helping people with arthritis to live a much more comfortable lifestyle!

Balance Program

If you've noticed a decrease in your balance or difficulty walking, call HPT and participate in our balance program.

Request an Appointment
You can use this form to request an appointment for an Evaluation with one of our licensed Physical Therapists.

Foam Rolling: What Is It Good For?

Due to the high levels of stress our bodies endure during both athletic and recreational activities, it is an all too common occurrence to experience soreness and performance decrements, sometimes up to 72 hours after the activity. This soreness in part is due to a process our muscles go through in order heal and recover after performing increased physical activities, and is a constant focus in both the athletic performance and rehabilitative fields. The technique of foam rolling has grown increasingly popular over the last several years as we gain further understanding of its potential benefits regarding both recovery and athletic performance.

Currently, there are two main protocols with regard to foam rolling and how to achieve the most benefits: foam rolling prior to activity, and foam rolling after activity. According to current research, foam rolling prior to physical activity has shown temporary improvements with individual’s flexibility, ROM, blood flow, and endorphin levels, all of which serve to improve physical performance and decreased risk for injury during that bout of exercise.

Alternatively, foam rolling after physical activity has been shown to improve an individuals inflammatory response, decrease musculature excitation, and improve post activity blood flow, all of which help to speed up recovery and decrease post-activity soreness. Due to the potential benefits of foam rolling both prior to and after activity, the most successful inclusion of foam rolling in a recreational or athletic program is during both the warm-up and cool-down periods of exercise. Proper technique with foam rolling is imperative in order to receive the most benefits both prior to and after activity, so check out this month’s Exercise Of The Month video for further details on the most effective method for foam rolling.

 

 

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