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About Physical Therapy

Feb 26, 2019 7:42:56 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in joint pain relief exercises, motivation, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy & Rehab, mental health, chronic conditions

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About Physical Therapists

Physical therapists help their patients to manage pain and recover from illness, injuries, and surgeries in order to move better and live a pain-free and optimal quality of life. Physical therapists are experts in the function of muscle, joints and nerves and design treatments to reduce the need for surgery and prescription medications for their patients.

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How To Improve Your Posture With A Gravity Ball

Nov 21, 2018 8:35:00 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in back pain, Gravity Ball, Physical Therapy & Rehab, spinal health, spinal mobility, Resistance Exercise, spine

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Having bad posture or poor spinal alignment not only can make you appear less confident, but can cause real and lasting health effects.

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How To Do Grip-Free Resistance Exercise

Oct 17, 2018 4:53:45 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in carpal tunnel syndrome, fitness, Gravity Ball, Grip-Free Resistance Exercise, grip strength, Physical Therapy & Rehab, The Gravity Ball Method, grip-free, artritis, New, Resistance Exercise

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To compliment our Q & A article about grip-free exercise we’d like to provide some tips on how to do grip-free resistance exercise so as to gain the most benefits.

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National Physical Therapy Month

Oct 3, 2018 2:46:35 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in ChoosePT, chronic pain, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy & Rehab, prevention, APTA

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October is National Physical Therapy Month. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is raising awareness about the use of physical therapy as a treatment for chronic pain instead of using opioids through their #ChoosePT campaign.

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Lower Back Pain and The Gravity Ball

Aug 28, 2018 4:28:26 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in back pain, Gravity Ball, gravity ball method, Grip-Free Resistance Exercise, Physical Therapy & Rehab, side leg lift, low back pain, Lower Back Pain, lumbar arthritis exercises, Core Strength, disc herniation, Resistance Exercise

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More about lower back pain

Lower back pain is a fact of life, according to WebMD. One half of all working Americans suffer from back pain issues each year (1).

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Prevent Rotator Cuff Injuries With This Gravity Ball™ Exercise

Aug 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in external rotation, Gravity Ball, gravity ball method, Impingement syndrome, injury prevention, internal rotation, mobility, overuse injuries, Physical Therapy & Rehab, Rotator Cuff, stretching, Flexibility, Resistance Exercise, shoulders

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How to protect your rotator cuff and shoulder joint

The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body. It’s also highly relied upon throughout the day for lifting objects such as boxes and also for directing all of our hand movements. This ball and socket joint is also easily injured due to its wide range of motion.

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One Stretch To Ease Lower Back Pain

Aug 6, 2018 4:07:56 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in chronic pain, joint pain relief exercises, Lower back, muscle tear, Pain, Physical Therapy & Rehab, spasms, stretching, hip mobility, Hip Tightness, loading, low back pain, Lower Back Pain, bird dog, bridges, Core Strength, stretch, twisting

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Lower back pain facts

The lower back or the lower portion of our spine is responsible for supporting the upper back and for allowing us to rotate and bend. One half of all working Americans suffer from back pain issues each year (1).

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Using A Gravity Ball™ For Parkinson's Disease

Aug 2, 2018 10:26:41 AM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in aerobic, Alan alda, balance, chest flies, Gravity Ball, gravity ball method, limb rigidity, mobility, movement, neurodegenerative, neurological, parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease Awareness, Physical Therapy & Rehab, stiffness, strength, strength training, wood choppers, Flexibility, functional

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With Alan Alda's recent announcement about his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease and the increased awareness it's brought to the disease, we'd like to share some Gravity Ball exercises that can help ease the symptoms for those with Parkinson's.

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A New Way To Exercise for Those With Parkinson’s Disease

May 1, 2018 4:36:29 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in balance, coordination, core, parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease Awareness, Physical Therapy & Rehab, strength

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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that can cause tremors in the hands, limb rigidity, motor issues and cognitive challenges, all of which can make exercising very challenging. With the Gravity Ball’s unique system, it makes using weights possible for people with Parkinson’s disease. The Gravity Ball’s adjustable, high strength Velcro straps secure to your hands or feet during exercise allowing you to use weight without having to grip on the weight.

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Carpal Tunnel Exercises

Apr 16, 2018 1:20:35 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in carpal-tunnel, grip strength, Physical Therapy & Rehab, exercise, grip-free

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is an occupational hazard that has become common as more jobs require day-long computer use. This syndrome can cause wrist pain and numbness in the fingers. Since many exercises, especially those that strengthen the arms, require strong grip strength, having carpal tunnel syndrome can deter people from exercising.  The Gravity Ball’s unique design allows the user to do weighted grip-free resistance exercise™ safely and effectively even if you can’t hold weight or have poor grip strength due to carpal tunnel syndrome or another health problem that impacts your grip strength.

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