Ascent Physical Therapy Blog

Shoulder Pain Treatment Happy Valley

Published on March 14, 2018

Shoulder pain is a common problem for many people at some point their lives. One of the most mechanisms for shoulder pain onset  we see most often is related to shoulder impingement. Shoulder impingement is the leasing contributor of shoulder pain, can cause grinding and mechanical irritation/inflammation of the shoulder tissues, and may lead to […]

Cervicogenic Headache Relief Happy Valley

Published on February 1, 2018

Millions of people suffer from headaches every year. For some people headaches may be mild and rare, for others headaches may be consistent and debilitating. If you suffer from headaches that feel like they might cause your eye to pop out, there is a good possibility that they may be stemming from neck pain. Cervicogenic […]

Tennis Elbow Happy Valley

Published on January 3, 2018

Most people think Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and Golfer’s Elbow (medial epicondylitis) are caused by playing tennis or golf, but actually they can be caused by any repetitive tasks such as typing, lifting, gripping, and carrying objects. Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow are essentially the same issue, but one occurs on the outside of the […]

Treating Tension Headaches Happy Valley

Published on December 25, 2017

There are several different types of headaches and type of headache can be caused by various components from stress to genetics, injuries or even carrying a heavy backpack. Migraine Headaches blend neurologic input and physical irritation into a pain that is often accompanied by nausea and can even cause changes in vision and other sensations. […]

Herniated Disc Risk Factors Happy Valley

Published on November 25, 2017

Herniated Discs occur when the center of the spinal disc punches through a split in the exterior shell. In some cases, a herniated disc may not present with symptoms, while in other cases there can be nerve pain, numbness, and weakened strength in a leg or arm. Herniated Discs are treated a few different ways, […]

Bunion Treatment Happy Valley

Published on October 25, 2017

The bunion is a common issue many people experience and it occurs when the big toe shifts inward, straining the joint. Bunion develop slowly and often people don’t notice until the situation is advanced. The bulging bump on the side of the joint can rub against your show and cause pain and, if untreated, there […]

Elite Training, Elite Rehab

Published on February 7, 2017

We work with all types of people and levels of athletes but every once in a while there is patient who stands out. A little more than a year ago I met Jordan Chiles for a minor ankle injury that cleared up. A few weeks later she showed up with knee pain. It quickly became […]

Don’t Walk Away From Running

Published on January 3, 2017

Happy New Year! Tis the Season to Be Running It’s that time of the year again when people make promises to eat healthy, get in shape, and turn things around after one more day of festivities. That also means that you will see more people doing the world’s most common type of exercise: running. Historically, […]

When Stretching Is A Bad Idea

Published on September 22, 2016

Stretching is an old fix that has come back into fashion recently. It is often an important strategy to common mobility problems. Something hurts; must be a problem with mobility. Better stretch it out. Lacrosse balls, foam rollers, yoga, and the stretch de jour. It makes sense, right? If your hamstrings hurt when you’re running, […]

Preventing Overuse Injuries In Athletes

Published on July 7, 2016

“I have done this for years, why did it just start hurting?” We have all been there. Minding your own business and all of a sudden your _____________ starts hurting for no good reason. You haven’t changed how much you walk, run, bike, swing, ski, or anything like that. You wait a few days, maybe […]