One of the most common issues that people mention when they come for physical therapy is that they just don’t have enough time for cardio workouts due to their busy lives. Sometimes, it’s not only a time issue but also a matter of simply hating cardio in the first place. By working with your physical
Category Archives: Uncategorized
Whether you’ve made use of our physical therapy services in the past, you’re a current physical therapy patient, or you’re an athlete who may well have need of a physical therapist in the future, you need to understand how nutrition affects physical performance. Your body is depending on you to supply it with the necessary
Is your posture good? In the age of desk jobs and cell phones our bodies have adapted to the positions we find ourselves in most often. We have a complex, but delicate system that requires balance in order to function optimally. Posture is important because it allows our body to function as intended. It helps
ACL Anatomy – The ACL extends from the lateral femoral condyle to the anterior medial aspect of the tibia. This ligament contributes to knee stability via passive restraint, specifically through prevention of the tibia from anteriorly translating on the femur and through limiting rotational, varus, and valgus stresses at the knee joint. In addition to
Any coach or physical therapist can tell you that the difference between a so-so season and a one at which you’re operating at peak performance is the care you give to recovery. Whether it’s a long run, a grueling practice or a tough game, heavy physical activity puts a strain on your muscles, joints and
What is an ACL Injury Prevention Program and why is it an important component to incorporate in athlete workouts?
A tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common injury that occurs in athlete’s and can jeopardize an athlete’s athletic future. This is a devastating injury requiring many months of intense and painful rehabilitation and an interruption in sports participation. Post-operative rehabilitation can take 6-9 months, delaying return to sport and in some
First and foremost, there are many reasons your shoulder can hurt. Shoulder Impingement is only one example of common pathology amongst overhead athletes (i.e., quarterbacks and pitchers), weightlifters, and CrossFitters. The shoulder as a component of the upper extremity is similar to the hip within the lower extremity in terms of degrees of freedom and
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. In fact, over 65 million people in the US have osteoarthritis to some degree. Arthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage in a joint. This wear and tear over time leads to bone spurs, poor tissue strength, inflammation, pain, weakness of surrounding muscles and poor joint movement.