Why Should I Try Physical Therapy?

Do you suffer from aches and pains in your joints? Physical therapy can help! Most people who suffer from pain wait it out to see if it will subside on it’s own, but what is the cause of the pain? Typically, if you have pain longer than 3 months it is considered chronic. So if […]

We’ve Expanded!

Our Palmer clinic has recently expanded by an additional 500 square feet to offer a full Industrial Rehabilitation Program aimed at getting the injured worker back to work in a safe and timely manner. We are also happy to announce the addition of Kyle Mills, PT, DPT to our treatment team. About Kyle:  Kyle Mills […]

Pediatric Therapy

Most people think physical therapy is for people who have been injured through some trauma or though age.  i.e. slip and fall, arthritis, or after surgery. However, sometimes it’s for movement problems from an illness, disease, or disability (i.e. cerebral palsy, stroke, Parkinson’s, or muscular dystrophy). Pediatric Physical Therapy is a commonly overlooked treatment path […]

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

Excel Physical and Sports medicine is tailored to exceed the demands of Alaska’s athletes, from high school athletes to the crossfit warriors. Our sports specific programs were created to help athletes exceed their performance with the following services: Sports Rehabilitation Injury Prevention Gait Analysis Sports Specific Injury evaluations Biomechanical evaluations Pre-Season Workshops Concussion Rehabilitation Sports […]

Excel on KGB Road

We are excited to announce that one of our therapists, Lucia, is now seeing patients at the Excel Physical Therapy clinic on Knik Goose Bay Road! Lucia was formerly at the Excel Physical Therapy on Bogard Road.   O. Lucia Beisel, PT, DPT, is a graduate of excellence from Long Island University in 2010. She […]

Resolutions for a Healthier 2018

In the spirit of the New Year, we would like to share with you some healthy resolutions and tips to increase your health in 2018! Healthy Resolutions. Overall these 3 resolutions increase your health, reduce pain, and can help manage your weight for a healthier, longer life. Exercise More. Appropriate exercise is proven to reduce […]

When is Physical Therapy Appropriate?

Physical therapy is defined as “therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disease, injury, or disability that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (such as massage and electrotherapy), assistive devices, and patient education and training”.1 The overall goal of physical therapy is to improve movement, whether it […]

Early Signs of Dehydration

You have commonly heard the phrase, “MAKE SURE YOU ARE DRINKING ENOUGH WATER.” Hydration is important for the body not only as a daily practice, during physical activity, but also plays an important role in the aid of weight loss. The human body is made up of approximately 50-75% water. The percentage of water varies […]