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Why Strengthening Your Core is Key

If you’re a hockey player, chances are you have heard this mantra from fitness experts: “Work your core. Work your core. Work your core.” And if you’re a recreational hockey player, chances are you’ve thought to yourself, “Be quiet and just let me play. I just want to skate once or twice a week, pop

The Issue with Scar Tissue

Weakness, pain, lack of circulation and elasticity can make scar tissue different than healthy tissue. When your body is injured, whether from a surgical incision, severe muscle strain, or overuse, your body works to mend the damages.  New tissue is produced quickly to make the area stronger.  Over time, regular activity remodels the scar, and

Postural Restoration

A body that has good alignment and muscle balance has movement patterns and posture that allows them to work in an efficient and pain free manor.    Our bodies are shaped and aligned by how we use them.  Injury and poor habits (posture and inappropriate use of appropriate muscles to perform a task) lead to a

Case Study: The Role of the Astym Process in the Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Single-Subject Research Design

Here is a case study from on the role of the Astym Process in the management of Osteoarthritis of the knee. We are excited to announce that a single-subject case study on “The Role of the Astym® Process in the Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Single-Subject Research Design” was recently published in

Who What Where When Why of Manual Therapy

Who is an appropriate for manual therapy? Any individual that demonstrates restricted mobility or loss of function with or without pain may be an appropriate candidate for manual therapy. Selection for this form of treatment is based upon a review of the individual’s medical history and following examination. What will be done to me if


Manual therapy is a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used by the physical therapist to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion; reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair;


Kevin Sobolik, DPT is ASTYM® certificatied.  ASTYM treatment is an evidence-based rehab program specifically designed to treat degenerative tendinopathies and scar tissue that can interfere with recovery after surgery or injury.  It stimulates the body to regenerate and heal, decreases pain, enhances mobility, and keeps patients active.  Astym therapy has proven effective in the treatment

Gait Analysis

How you move is important to you.  How you move is also valuable to us in determining your needs in Physical Therapy.  Gait analysis is an important part of the treatment of many problems involving the spine, legs and even your shoulders.  Deviations in gait can be a result of other injuries, pain, muscle imbalances,

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are appliances that assist with correcting the alignment of the body, in this case the foot (“ped” is latin for foot).  Some people with back or leg pain have lost structural integrity of their feet, creating a dynamic maladaptation of their movement when walking. This change in movement creates overstress on some of the


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ProMotion Physical Therapy is the Official Sports Physical Therapy Providers for the Rapid City Rush Hockey Team and the Black Hills Rapids Soccer Club.

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