A Step in the Right Direction

You are not alone!

The ankle…probably one of the most taken for granted of all the body parts. You don’t realize how important the ankle is until it isn’t working right.  Not only from a standpoint of pain but also in terms of performance.  

Did you know that the most common orthopedic (muscle/bone) injury is an ankle injury?  More likely to injure your ankle than any other body part. This is true in everyday life, and even more so than while playing sports.

The ankle has multiple degrees of movement. There are plantar flexion and inversion. One of the reasons that people experience ankle injuries so frequently is that an imbalance or weakness may exist.  (Well, that and places like Charleston, SC still have cobblestone roads and don’t understand the idea of creating a flat sidewalk.) When you have weakness and/or lack of proprioception possibly from multiple previous ankle sprains or general deconditioning.  This can lead to...

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Soccer Specific Injury Prevention Program

Made 2 Move has a multitude of programs for the soccer athlete whether you need 1on1 performance training, or rehabbing an injury.  Maybe you’ve done rehab but haven’t quite got back to 100% on the field. We can help! Our programs are catered specifically to our athletes sport and  our athletes specific issues. We have the time, energy, and knowledge to give you that personal sport specific care you need!

Are you having issues or pain on the field? Get a full evaluation from a physical therapist that understands athletes!

We all know there are risks to any sport with soccer commonly see ACL sprains, ankle sprains, concussions, and hamstring pulls. Our program educates the athlete while improving on-field performance and overall strength and conditioning. We cannot prevent injury completely but we can definitely reduce the risk, improve strength, and improve performance. Why not work on all 3 at the same time! We not only work on strength and conditioning...

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Continue Enjoying Your Rounds

“As you walk down the fairway of life, smell the roses, you only get one round.” -Ben Hogan

You love the game of golf, I get it.  We love the game of golf too.  You love the game, not only because it’s fun but, because to you, it’s an escape.  It’s a challenge, a long walk through nature, and by all accounts a means of stress relief.  An excuse to spend time alone, or, with your friends. The game of golf allows you to compete with yourself, compete with your friends, and with your driver! The game of golf is mentally tough enough don’t let injury, tightness, or low-quality movement get in the way. These things are improvable! Don’t play another frustrating round in pain or discomfort! The golf course is a place to conduct business, celebrate achievements, and have fun! Let’s keep it that way!

“The proper score for a businessman golfer is 90. If he is better than that he is neglecting his business....

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15 Reasons Why You, As A CrossFitter, Need Made 2 Move Physical Therapy

  1. Your Shoulder Range of Motion Sucks – Yeah Butterfly Pull Ups & Muscle Ups are cool, but let’s face it, you can’t lockout overhead without bending your elbow….It’s okay, we can help.
  2. Your Thoracic Mobility is Awful – You look like a flying goose when snatching and overhead squatting because your shoulders are taking over and your thoracic spine is being beaten into submission and failing….It’s okay, we can help.
  3. Your Recovery is Non-Existent – Of course, you don’t have enough time to recover, you’ve WODed twice, drank a FitAide, ate a protein bar, used a compex on your face, and you still feel wrecked….It’s ok we can help.
  4. Your Core is Feeble – Yeah your GHDs are on point and your Toes 2 Bar are flowing but is you core game at 100?…It’s ok we can help. 
  5. You Don’t Understand Your Foam Roller – foam rolling for 20 minutes...
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What a Pain in the Neck.

You have neck pain, you know it, and we know it.  You need to read this…

Everyone experiences neck pain from time to time.  Neck pain is rarely the result of a traumatic event but rather an accumulation of stress to the muscles and the joints of the neck and back.  Chronic neck pain is more of an overuse injury than anything else.  It is an overuse injury in the sense that spending time in positions of poor posture can lead to pain and discomfort. Consider this…the average American spends roughly 10 hours, each day, in front of a screen of some kind.  The crazy thing…roughly 4 of those 10 hours is considered leisure time.  In addition to the screen time, consider the time you spend driving, reading and sitting at the dinner table. These are all positions that can lead to increased pain and discomfort.

Why is neck pain so common?  We noted before that prolonged positions, especially in front of a screen are a recipe...

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Limited by Low Back Pain or Stiffness?

Do you feel limited by low back pain or stiffness? Are you looking to get out and play golf, surf, lift weights, run, fish, play soccer, or hangout with the grandkids? Then this is the post for you!

The Reality

Low back pain is one of the most common problems faced in the modern world today. 31 million people are experiencing LBP at any given time. So if you suffer from low back pain, you’re not alone. There can be many causes for low back pain, including sitting at a desk, injuring yourself while working out, or not working out enough.

How Can Made 2 Move Help?

Sometimes low back pain can go away with some heat and some light exercise (like walking), but these may be temporary solutions and occasionally you might need extra help. Instead of loading your body up with medications to mask the pain, find a solution. This is where we come in. We want to help you get back out to do the things you love. Summer is almost here and we don’t want back pain to slow you down. We...

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Knee Pain & Everything You Need to Know

If you have knee pain, you have to read this. 

We all have activities we enjoy and that require us to be in good physical health. Whether it’s walking, golfing, biking, running, lifting weights, or something else entirely, having physical pain can hinder us from doing the things we really enjoy. There are certain pains that can be more debilitating than others. Having severe knee pain, for example, can mean that short morning walk from your car can turn into a long, painful one.



What can cause knee pain?

While the cause of knee pain can vary, some of the most common causes are arthritis, runner’s knee, tendonitis, meniscus tears, and sprained ligaments. Without proper treatment, knee pain can continue to cause pain for years, and you deserve better! It’s important to find the right type of help to ensure that your knee heals properly and that you stay pain-free. At Made2Move Physical Therapy, we’ll determine the best methods to alleviate your knee pain.




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Be a Bulletproof Runner

I know what you’re thinking: not another blog on running; telling me to stretch, do some cross-training, and buy new shoes. Well this one is different… maybe not completely, but we are going to package it in a sweet doughnut with frosting and sprinkles so it goes down easy.

My name is Yves, I am a physical therapist, and I truly love running. I enjoy just going outside, no equipment needed, and running a mile, or two, or more. I have traveled through a lot of fitness arenas and love most of them. Currently, doing Crossfit, especially the olympic lifting, is my new challenge. Running in some form has always been a part of my workout regimen. I’ve completed a few 1/2 marathons, some 5Ks, 10Ks, and I ran one marathon, “Flying Pigs,” in Cincinnati (there were a lot of hills!)

The main thing we want to learn today (and it’s a universal principle no matter what the sport or activity) is that you need to master the basics first, simplify...

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Overtraining or Under-Recovering?

As a Physical therapist I hear very similar stories from friends, family, patients, and especially from people I randomly meet. It goes something like this, “I have this knee pain when I run or workout. I rested it for (insert random #) of weeks/days, and did some exercises I found on WebMD or YouTube. It’s still hurting and getting worse what do I do?” This person is not overtraining. He or she is under-recovering. Let me show you what I mean.

Most people when they talk about overtraining ask, “Am I working out too much, too long, or too hard?” The easy answer is no… but it’s obviously much more complex than that. I want to show you a different way to look at this issue. Overtraining happens when work capacity exceeds your body’s ability to adapt to the training stimulus. The human body, in its ideal state and under the right conditions, is able to take an amazing amount of training, volume, and intensity. We aren’t all...

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Soccer Series: Functional Strength Training

AUTHOR: Laura A. Sapper, ATC, SCAT

Dear Soccer players!

Club soccer season is upon us. We hope that you have utilized some of the tools we gave you last month with our Dynamic Stretching and Warm-up techniques. These are essential for reducing risk of injury and optimal performance. If you missed it, check it out here. We are back this month to talk to you about another way to seriously reduce the risk of injury. Here at Made 2 Move, we love rehab and getting athletes back and better than ever after an injury, but keeping athletes on the field injury-free while becoming stronger, faster and more agile is our ultimate goal!.

Today, we want to dig into our second tool – Functional Strength Training!

These simple exercises are going to help make you stronger and more resilient against injuries by strengthening the muscles that protect your joints and increase your power on the field. We recommend adding these to your routine 3-4 times per week. These sport specific functional...

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