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The Art of Shoulder Maintenance

Given that I wanted to take a time to write about a question patients frequently ask relating to shoulder pain, rotator cuff tears and why am I in therapy if my is torn? First off let me talk about the shoulder as a joint. It is a very poorly constructed joint with respect to stability, however it is a very functional joint in that we have tons o...

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A  letter from Tommy Grabowski

Vita is Celebrating Ten Years! I would like to begin by inviting you to join me at our ten-year anniversary celebration on October 17, between 5pm & 9pm at . Thanks to you, Vita continues to be a successful and growing company. The last ten years have been a rewarding journey full of ...

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Trigger Point Dry Needling at Vita Physical Therapy

  Trigger point dry needling is a treatment technique that has rapidly increased in popularity within the physical therapy community. Dry needling is used to restore function and decrease pain. Injury or repetitive micro trauma to the body can result in trigger points, which can be simply described as a painful area within the muscle. Chemica...

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Summer

As the summer season comes into full swing injury prevention becomes more important. Vacations, summer break and better weather result in a rapid increase in outdoor activity, exercise and participation in sports. Unfortunately as activity increases so does the likelihood of a musculoskeletal injury. Below are some principles and suggestions to hel...

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Fire It Up: 4 Rules for Safer Grilling

Stay safe and healthy when you light up the barbecue grill. Barbecues are a favorite summer activity for many of us. But warm weather and unsafe cooking techniques can lead to food-borne illnesses. These illnesses are caused by E. coli, salmonella and other bacteria that thrive in warm weather. They can be found in raw and undercooked meat...

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Mens Health Month

Statistics reveal that on average men live approximately 5 years less than their female counterparts....

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