Introduction Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise. It is simple, easy, inexpensive, and does not take much organization. However, the incidence
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Whether it is overuse, sports related, or traumatic, learn how to help yourself with these at home exercise strengthening programs
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Jason Cooper, PT, DPT, CSCS, ART
reCOOPERate PT is an at home physical therapy rehab program created by Dr. Jason Cooper, a physical therapist based in New York City. With the goal to make physical therapy more accessible and convenient, these exercise programs make it easy for anyone at any skill level to improve pains and ailments at their own pace.
Dr. Jason Cooper graduated in 2013 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of California San Francisco, and has an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Westmont College. He specializes in musculoskeletal impairments, manual therapy, and exercise prescription, and takes an evidenced based approach to get patients back to what they love to do. Dr. Cooper has advanced training as a strength and conditioning coach, and has worked with athletes ranging from their first try out to professional levels
These are evidence based home exercise programs designed to get you better through a week by week progression
Exercise has the strongest evidence for helping improve function and reduce pain
If you have lower back pain, sciatica, herniated disc, injury to the sciatic nerve, low back strain, bulging disc, and need back pain relief you are not alone. The CDC reports that 25% of Americans have had lower back pain in the last three months. These programs are built to help manage common lower back pain ailments conservatively through a few exercises per day.
Knee pain can be the culprit of many conditions including IT band, patellofemoral pain syndrome, Osgood Schlatter, patellar tendonitis, runner’s knee, or jumper’s knee among many others. Often times knee pain can be reduced or even resolved with strengthening of the muscles around the knee, hip or ankle to improve the mechanical function of the knee. These programs are built to reduce the most common forms of knee pain through a self paced six week program to help resolve and prevent knee pain.
Foot pain and ankle pain can really impair your mobility. Common injuries are plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, poterior tibialis tendonitis, ankle sprains, and impaired balance. Having good foot and ankle strength and mobility will help rehabilitate achey feet and allow you to improve your activity level. Each of these programs will build a better base of how you propel yourself from the ground when walking or running.
Neck pain is caused by many things and might be cervical radiculopathy, a pinched neck nerve, spasm of the neck muscles, cervical spondylosis, cervical disc bulge, or arthritis in the cervical spine. Neck and shoulder pain often go hand and hand, so these home exercise programs are designed to improve neck strength and mobility as well as improve posture through strengthening postural muscles to provide neck pain relief.
If you have shoulder pain, rotator cuff tear, partial rotator cuff tear, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tendonitis, rotator cuff injury, bursitis of the shoulder, impingement syndrome, labral tear or shoulder blade pain these programs are tailor made for you. Even if the structural integrity of the shoulder is compromised many people can live a normal active lifestyle if their muscular system is strong enough to provide the support needed. These programs outline how to rehab your shoulder conservatively, from home in a self paced program designed to take 6-8 weeks.
Elbow, wrist, and hand pain are generally connected. Elbow pain can be caused from tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, cubital tunnel syndrome, elbow tendonitis, elbow bursitis, medial epicondylitis, lateral epicondylits, among other injuries. Wrist pain is often from de quervains tenosynovitis, tendonitis of the wrist, carpal tunnel pain, arthritis, or previous fractures. These common elbow pain and wrist pain complaints can be reduced and rehabbed through strengthening the muscles, stretching the tissues and nerves, and allow you to resume normal function through education and specific elbow and wrist physical therapy which can be in a few minutes every day.
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Low Back Pain (Lumbar) Acute low back pain has impacted 25% of Americans in the last three months. It is ranked by the CDC as
Philosophy Here at reCOOPERate PT we want to do things differently. Exercise has been proven to have the most long lasting effects on musculoskeletal pain