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.

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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Information and Exercises to Combat Your Chronic Ankle Pain

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Suffering from Chronic Ankle Pain? Chronic ankle pain runs rampant among athletes and former athletes. Our awareness begins at our feet and ankles so it’s important that this joint functions properly. You do not have to be a former athlete to experience chronic ankle pain. It is even more common among everyday people and worse …

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How to Reduce Knee Pain Associated With Squatting | 1 Simple Technique To Engage Ideal Muscles And Eliminate Tension

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Knee Pain Should NOT Be Your Normal When Doing Squats Are you experiencing knee pain during or after squatting? There are many reasons this may occur. Today, we’re focusing on one of the most common issues we see – your knees going forward while squatting. This often occurs due to a lack of engagement with …

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Chronic Back Pain | Low, Mid, or Upper Back Pain that Won’t Go Away

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Chronic back pain is now the leading cause of disability nationwide! It is also one of the main reasons people seek out Physical Therapy. Sometimes back pain comes from an acute injury. However, often we just stand up from our desks and feel a deep ache or a sharp twinge and wonder where it came …

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Gait Training with the MATRIX Gait Trainer for Parkinson’s, MS, and TBI

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Regain mobility with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, and more. Our patented MATRIX Gait Trainer is the key to safe, effective, and efficient gait training. Over years of treating hundreds of patients as a Physical Therapist and Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist, I experienced the pros and cons of many gait training devices. Too often, …

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Is Your Scar the Cause of Your Chronic Pain?

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Is Your Scar The Cause Of Your Chronic Pain? Could your scar be the cause of your chronic pain? It might be. If you have a scar, you may not only have a cool—or crazy—story about how you got it, but you probably have other issues that you’d least expect as a result of it, …

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Alleviate Chronic Knee Pain Associated with EDS and Hypermobility

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Causes of Chronic Knee Pain in EDS When you have EDS your joints often have a larger than normal range of motion. This can lead to hyperextending. One joint where this is very common is the knee. Read on to learn how you can alleviate chronic knee pain associated with EDS and hypermobility syndrome. Identifying …

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Prevent and Treat Shoulder Subluxations for EDS and Stroke Patients

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EDS and stroke patients can be more prone to shoulder subluxations. Learn about what those are and how to prevent and treat them. Personalized and safe strength training programs are one of the best ways to prevent and treat shoulder subluxations for EDS and stroke patients. Shoulder Subluxations and EDS Patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or …

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Relief from Chronic Low Back Pain with Spinal Rotation Exercises

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Are you looking for relief from chronic low back pain? You may be able to find relief with the help of spinal rotation exercises! Chronic low back pain can occur for multiple reasons. Sometimes there is a lack of movement in the low back. Sometimes the range of motion is too great. Here are a …

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Your Path to Strength and Stability | Personalized Exercises for EDS

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If you’re dealing with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), your path to strength and stability may seem like a difficult mountain to climb. For some, it feels like an impossible feat. The good news is that with breakthroughs in studying EDS and advances in physical therapy, strength and stability are more attainable than ever before. Your safe and effective …

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