“Welcome to Pike Physical Therapy and Fitness Center! Pike Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy is a private, therapist owned practice where you receive individualized care from knowledgeable, caring , and licensed therapists in a warm and relaxed environment.

Our more than 50 years of combined experience as physical and occupational therapists will prove to be a valuable resource as you and your family work towards your rehabilitative goals. Without reservation, we are committed to providing you the highest quality care.

Welcome to Pike Fitness Center, your personal place to get in shape!

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, build muscle, increase cardiovascular endurance or improve your ability to perform daily tasks, Pike Fitness Center is the place for you. Because we are part of Pike Physical Therapy, we are equipped to be a transitional fitness center for post-rehab patients and we also specialize in senior fitness.


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BENEFITS OF AQUATIC THERAPY

The staff at Pike Physical Therapy is excited to announce the opening of our new endless pool for fitness and aquatic therapy. Aquatic therapy has proven to be highly effective at treating chronic pain, improving functional mobility, and increasing range of motion. Before deciding that you would like to try aquatic therapy, it is important to understand what has made aquatic therapy work for thousands of patients across the country.

Buoyancy

                Water’s natural buoyancy aids in rehabilitative activity by reducing the amount of stress and impact incurred by aching muscles and joints. For example, a patient that is submerged waist deep in water has nearly 50% of their body weight supported by buoyancy. Nearly 90% of a patient’s body weight can be supported as submersion is increased. Rehabilitating on land exposes a patient to the full impact of their weight, increasing the likelihood of pain or re-injury. With the buoyancy of our new endless pool, our staff will be able to minimize the physical impact on our patients and maximize their benefits from therapy.

Hydrostatic Pressure

                An additional benefit of aquatic therapy comes from the light hydrostatic pressure exerted by water. Patients that rehab in a pool as opposed to on land can reduce swelling faster, improve circulatory efficiency, and increase blood flow. All of these benefits aid in strengthening muscles and improving range of motion. The water’s natural pressure is not only soothing and comfortable, but it is beneficial too!  

Temperature

                Exercising in a warm pool allows a patient to apply heat and strengthen muscles at the same time. The temperature of our endless pool is easily adjustable, and increasing temperature during rehabilitation can maximize comfort and increase blood flow. We will be able to maintain our pool’s temperate between 88 and 90 degrees.

Resistance

                Aquatic therapy provides tremendous opportunities to use water’s natural resistance to increase a patient’s strength and flexibility. Water provides significantly more resistance than air, allowing aquatic patients to strengthen more muscles with every exercise. Increasing and decreasing submersion, as well as utilizing tools such as buoys and floats will allow our staff to adjust and target the level of resistance that is just right for our patients.

                Patients of all kinds have benefitted from the unique aspects of aquatic therapy. Whether you have joint pain, spinal conditions, arthritis, multi-trauma injuries, obesity, or any other physical concerns you would like to improve, we invite you to come view our pool and ask our staff about the ways you can improve your life with aquatic therapy. Come join us at Pike Physical Therapy and Fitness Center!

Regina Hubbard, Co-Owner of Pike Physical Therapy and Fitness Center, an outpatient physical therapy practice that has been gladly serving the Tri-State area for over 10 years.

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ENDLESS POOL NOW OPEN

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF WATER-BASED EXERCISE AT THE PIKE PHYSICAL THERAPY & FITNESS CENTER’S ENDLESS POOL

Accordingto the US Census Bureau, swimming is the forth most popular sports activity in the United States and a good way to get regular aerobic physical activity.  There are so many health advantages of water-based exercise that all ages can benefit from. Continue reading

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Midlife Fitness Keeps Chronic Disease at Bay

Being physical during midlife not only helps extend lifespan, but it also increases the chances of aging healthily, free from chronic illness, investigators at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and The Cooper Institute have found.

The association between cardio-respiratory fitness and mortality is well described, say the study’s authors. However, it previously had been unknown just how much fitness might affect the burden of chronic disease in the most senior years—a concept known as morbidity compression. Continue reading

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NO MATTER WHAT I DO, THE SCALE WON’T BUDGE!

What To Do When Your Weight Loss Flatlines

By Rachael Bell, ATC, CSCS

You’ve actually stuck to your New Year’s resolution to lose weight this year; you’ve been eating fewer calories, working out ritually every week, and seeing the scale number get smaller.  But now that bathing suit season is upon us and you’re still not at your ideal weight, it seems that you couldn’t lose another pound if your life depended on it.  “You’ve hit the dreaded plateau.”  In her research article titled “Scaled Down,” Allison Winn Scotch, research writer for Women’s Health gives us five reasons for the cause of the stalled scale and suggestions on how to jump start your weight loss again. Continue reading

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Arthritis & Weight Training

By Rachael Bell, ATC, CSCS

I was once told that most people stop exercising because they get old. But the contrary is true: We get old because we stop exercising. The human body is an amazing masterpiece and it needs to be treated and taken care of as if it is the most valuable painting in the world, especially the older we get! This is easy to say when we’re dealing with a “healthy” body. But what about when the body we’re talking about is a “damaged piece of art?” There are a lot of damaging components out there, but one of the most crippling disease that 15% of Americans suffer from is Arthritis. Continue reading

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