Looking for tips to do at home for Piriformis Syndrome. During your treatment for Piriformis Syndrome, not only will you be performing exercises in clinic but you will also be asked to perform a set of specific exercises at home as part of your home exercise program. Your home exercise program or HEP will be similar to the exercises performed in clinic and involve stretching of the piriformis and other muscles in the hip along with strengthening exercises designed to promote balance and stability in the hip region.
If Piriformis Syndrome is suspected, upon your initial visit to Elite physical therapy your PT will perform a thorough evaluation to determine if you are experiencing complications of the piriformis muscle. This initial evaluation will involve special testing to determine muscle strength and muscle tightness and your therapist will also want to gather specific information about the symptoms you have been experiencing.
The piriformis muscle is a small muscle that resides deep in each hip. Regardless of its size, it is a powerful stabilizer of the hip joint and also functions to rotate the thigh away from the body. Proper function of the piriformis muscle is plays an important role in walking, balance, and when shifting your weight from one foot to another.
Paul Whitaker is a patient at our Shelbyville Clinic. His left knee had been damaged by arthritis which made it difficult to play golf, walk normally, or exercise at the gym. Recommended by his physician, Paul started physical therapy with the goal of 100% recovery and freedom from pain. He just wanted to get back to his normal active lifestyle.
Josh Melchior is a PT at our Shelbyville clinic and wanted to share his own story with you about his hip and lower back injury that occurred while lifting weights. Below is Josh’s story in his own words:
Upon your second visit to physical therapy, you will be given, and go over a home exercise plan (HEP) with your therapist. Because you will only spend between 2-3 hours in the clinic a week, the home exercise plan will provide you the opportunity and instruction to perform stretches and exercises outside of the clinic.
Patellofemoral Joint Pain Syndrome is described as the anterior knee pain that is felt underneath or around the knee cap with weight bearing activities (stairs, squatting, jumping, or running) and prolonged flexion (sitting). There are often three reasons that patellofemoral pain manifests: muscle imbalance at the hip or knee,
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
One of the most common causes of knee pain in patients, especially younger athletic patients that participate in activities such as running and biking, is pain in the front of the knee often termed patellofemoral pain.
The patellofemoral joint is the area of the Patella (knee cap) where the Patella sits in a groove in the Femur (tight bone).
Steve Cole is a patient in our Spring Hill clinic. He was officially diagnosed with Bilateral Hips and had to have Hip Replacement Surgery. He acquired the condition over many years of standing and walking on concrete for his job. It has just worn him down overtime, in that, he has had to have twelve surgeries to get things fixed.
Fall Risk was becoming a serious issue for Raymond Herschberger, a patient at our Shelbyville clinic. He was beginning to have some instability in his right knee which was making he and others concerned about falling. As Raymond recalls, he never sustained an injury in the knee, it was just wearing out on him,