physical therapy

Soccer: Proper Training to Prevent Injuries

soccerSoccer is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The game is played in two, fast-paced 45-minute halves, with a short 15-minute halftime. The playing field (typically 70-80 yards wide by 110-120 yards long) is significantly larger than football and lacrosse fields.

Baseball: Preventing Shoulder and Elbow Injuries

Shoulder and elbow injuries are common for baseball players – too common. A 2013 study by Bleacher Report injury analyst Will Carroll said that one-third of current MLB pitchers have had Tommy John surgery (named for the first major league pitcher to undergo the procedure) to repair overuse and other arm injuries.

Kinesio Taping To Treat Common Running Injuries

Whether you are a seasoned marathoner, a recreational jogger or just recently strapped on your running shoes, you should consider ways to prevent injuries. A runner’s best course of action for injury prevention is proper preparation, including: checking with your doctor to ensure it is medically safe to begin or continue a running program, wearing appropriate footwear and preparing your muscles and cardiovascular system for the activity.

Pilates for Rehabilitation

Today you can find a Pilates class in nearly every community and Pilates fitness DVDs are readily available at your local store or online. It seems like everyone is either taking a Pilates class or interested in starting a Pilates exercise program.

Coping with Chronic Back Pain

The spine is a complex system, which is composed of many joints that allow us to bend, flex and twist freely. In fact, we bend and flex an average of 3,000 - 5,000 times per day. At this rate, it may come as no surprise that it can be hard to resolve back pain or heal a back injury.

Notes from the Barre: Dance to Improve Health

dance to improve healthA dancer squeezes her ballet stretch class in between a hectic schedule of school, work and running errands. The long drive to the studio is fraught with rainy weather and crazy drivers. The dancer is nursing a cold and feeling stressed. When she arrives at the studio, she feels rushed and has to scurry to get to class on time. As the music begins, she places her feet in first position and breathes a sigh of relief.

Fall Prevention Tips for Older Adults

fall prevention tipsFalling is a serious problem among our senior population. One in three adults over 65 falls each year, resulting in more than 700,000 hospitalizations due to associated injuries, from hip fractures to brain trauma. But falling is not inevitable: There many things seniors can do to lower their risk of falling, from addressing health issues to implementing safety measures at home.

Physical Therapy: What to Expect Following Joint Replacement Surgery

outpatient joint replaementSurgery to replace a joint, like a hip, knee or shoulder, can be scary – especially when you don’t know what to expect afterwards. Will recovery be painful? How long will it take to heal? What will physical therapy be like? Will rehab be difficult?

Below are answers to frequently asked questions regarding outpatient physical therapy following a joint replacement:

Anti-Gravity Treadmill Makes Galactic Impact on Rehab

AlterG antigravity treadmillGravity is highly overrated – at least when it comes to recovering from an injury or surgery. Gravity, the natural force that causes objects to pull toward the center of the Earth, has a significant, and often painful, impact on joints, such as hips, knees and ankles.

Women's Health: Treating Pelvic Floor Disorders

Women's HealthLet’s face it - talking about certain topics makes us uncomfortable. As children, many of us were taught that discussing bathroom habits and sexual issues was impolite, naughty, or out and out taboo. It’s no wonder then, as grown women, we often shy away from discussing topics related to bladder and bowel control, sexual discomfort and pain “down there” – symptoms of pelvic floor disorders.  

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