sports injury

Rehab After a Sports Injury Can Put You Back in the Game

If you’re an athlete, sooner or later you may to have to deal with a sports injury.  The good news is that physical therapy can put you back in action, frequently to the same level of performance you enjoyed before your injury.

Ankle Sprains Helped by Kinesio Taping

Who hasn’t suffered an ankle sprain? In the most severe cases, sprains can swell and bruise your ankle almost immediately. They are painful and prevent normal walking. Following a sprain, you may need crutches for a time because it is just too painful to bear weight on your ankle.

Next time you suffer an ankle sprain, consider Kinesio Taping to decrease pain and increase your mobility.

This Patient Won’t Let Surgery Keep Him Down – Part 2

Welcome to the second installment of the story of Chris Bauer, my former patient, who is recovering from knee surgery and running in long-distance races.

Last weekend, Chris participated in a grueling 100-mile race. That’s right . . . 100 miles . . . on a newly repaired knee!

Things didn’t go according to plan, but Chris said the day was fulfilling and inspirational nonetheless.

This Patient Won’t Let Surgery Keep Him Down

Chris Bauer - Core Physical TherapyI would like to introduce you to Christopher Bauer. Chris is my former patient who is an inspiration for my own sporting undertakings.

Chris is a 48-year-old IT professional. His job is in Chicago, IL, but his wife lives here in Bethlehem and is a very busy professional herself.

Don’t Let Shoulder Pain Stop Your Warm-Weather Plans

Whether it’s digging in the garden or throwing a baseball in the backyard with the kids, this is the season for having fun outdoors. But it can also be the time for shoulder pain.

It’s Time To Start Conditioning for Next Ski Season

Ski season is winding down in eastern Pennsylvania. I hope you all had excellent experiences hitting the slopes this year.

Now that winter is over, it is time to start conditioning yourself for next ski season.

During warm-weather months, your focus should be on maintaining the physical skills that are associated with skiing.

Spring Into Running

Although there are many ways to stay in shape during winter, many of you are probably getting a little sick of the indoors and are craving some fresh spring air.

Running is a great way to stay in shape. The beauty of running is having the capability of going wherever the path takes you. Just be careful. Although running in the spring is fun, it can get messy and even dangerous with the melting snow, rain puddles and mud.

There’s Still Time To Hit the Slopes (Safely) in Spring

Spring is just around the corner, temperatures are starting to rise and days are getting longer.

For a snow sports enthusiast, spring usually means that it’s time for a big trip up north or out west where conditions are still optimal.

If you stick around to enjoy some spring skiing close to home, you’ll find challenging conditions. The snow will be frozen in the morning and become wet later in the day.

Hopefully, most skiers have logged countless hours on the slopes this winter, and you are ready for this challenge.

Injuries or Disabilities Shouldn’t Stop You from Hitting the Slopes this Winter

Just watch the Winter X Games or visit your local ski shop, and you’ll see that snow sports – especially skiing – are now more popular than ever.

How Kinesio Taping Can Help You

It can be seen peeking out of the uniform of Boston Celtics basketball star Kevin Garnett. It’s the brightly-colored adornment that caught international attention when American beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh wore it during the kinesio tapingSummer Olympics.

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