Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiology is a section within kinesiology that studies the body’s responses to physical activity. Exercise physiology focuses on creating wellness programs to individuals with chronic illness, obesity, and cardiopulmonary dysfunction. With over 15 years experience, the Parr PT team specializes in evaluating and developing programs specific to each person’s needs. Each individual must undergo a series of testing to assess acute and chronic responses to exercise. The results determined from the body analysis then provide information to create a safe and effective program to improve strength, endurance, and peak performance. In addition, video of each exercise is provided to ensure complete understanding.

Is Stretching bad for EDS?

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In the world of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), where every movement requires careful consideration, the question of “is stretching bad for EDS” often arises. Stretching stands out among the various management techniques as both a possible benefit and a source of concern for those with EDS. At our specialized physical therapy clinic, we understand the importance […]

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How Eccentric Training Improves Stability in EDS and Hypermobility

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Ever wonder how eccentric training improves stability in EDS and hypermobility? At PARR PT, we specialize in providing tailored physical therapy solutions for chronic illnesses, including EDS. Let’s explore how eccentric training can be a game-changer for improving mobility, stability, and overall quality of life for those with hypermobility. Understanding Eccentric Training Eccentric training focuses

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Prevent Finger Subluxations in Hypermobility and EDS

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Say goodbye to the discomfort and discover how to effectively prevent finger subluxations in hypermobility and EDS and reclaim control over your daily activities. As a physical therapy clinic that specializes in chronic illnesses like Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and hypermobility, we often encounter patients struggling with finger subluxations. These conditions affect the connective tissues

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Is your 9-5 desk job affecting your posture?

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Is your 9-5 desk job affecting your posture? As with many others who work in offices or corporate settings, if your job requires you to sit for extended periods of time, you may suffer from chronic low back pain and pain in your neck and shoulders brought on by bad posture. Unfortunately, prolonged sitting, whether

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How to Manage Your Arthritis

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Are you one of the millions of individuals around the world unsure of how to manage your arthritis? There are a variety of conditions that contribute to the millions of people who suffer from arthritis. One of the most common of those is osteoarthritis. Arthritis has long been a source of chronic pain and has

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Benefits of Dry Needling in Physical Therapy

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Have you ever wondered what the benefits of dry needling in physical therapy are? If you suffer from chronic pain, inflammation, or muscle tension, you may benefit from it. In physical therapy settings, dry needling is especially beneficial to help restore range of motion, reduce chronic pain, and decrease inflammation. Since our therapists have become

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Various Causes of Knee Pain

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Are you one of the millions of Americans wondering what are the various causes of knee pain? The knee is the body’s largest joint that supports your body in static and dynamic positions. When compared to other joints in the body, your knees bear the brunt of the wear and tear throughout your life. It

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Identifying & Treating Knee Pain

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There are many causes of knee pain. Whether it is the result of a direct injury or incorrect usage, you may experience chronic pain if not treated correctly. Often, knee pain is caused by issues with the popliteus muscle, which is located right behind the knee and responsible for locking and unlocking this joint. As

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How Chronic Injury Can Affect Your Performance as an Athlete

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Chronic injuries often produce a negative label. Combining chronic injuries with athletics can create an added challenge on top of this. Chronic injuries can affect your performance as an athlete. Athletes with chronic injuries often receive a diagnosis with physiological components that are accurate. However, the functional aspects of the diagnosis are not always accurate

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Core Strengthening 101: How to Reduce Chronic Back and Hip Pain

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The core or “corset muscle group” consists of our abdominal muscles and lower back. These muscles collectively provide stability, balance, and posture to the torso. No matter our age, weight, or physique, almost all of us have experienced back pain or hip pain at one point. Luckily, we can often reduce or completely avoid this

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