Been battling a sports injury? If “the usual” treatments such as rest, ice, ibuprofen, and yoga haven’t worked, you may wonder, will physical therapy help me? Good thinking—a physical therapist can be your greatest ally in overcoming pain or injury by helping you address imbalances in strength, flexibility and range of motion that are often … Continue reading Tips for Finding a Rockstar Physical Therapist
Remember Harry Potter and the infamous, dreadful-tasting potion Skele-Gro for regrowing missing bones? Well, author J.K. Rowling was on to something, as the ability to regrow bone is likely to be in our future. New method for treating broken bones This superpower could become a reality thanks to decades of research and a few veterinarians … Continue reading Is Re-Growing Bones in Our Future?
When our kids are hurting, we hurt too. And while we can’t control all the bumps and boo boos our little ones will endure, we can make thoughtful efforts to prevent injury. The New York Post recently highlighted a common mistake parents are making when it comes to youth sports and what you can do … Continue reading Why Kids Need Breaks from Sports: The Epidemic Hurting Young Athletes
I’m cool with sitting on the bench in a cast all season. Said no athlete, ever. Sometimes injury is unavoidable, thanks to the perfect combination of circumstances or an opposing player’s blunders. But that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Many athletes have settled into bad habits that can easily lead to a season-ending injury. … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Keep Getting Injured (And What to Do to Reduce Sports Injury Risk)
Hamstring strain is one of the most common injuries that faces athletes. It can occur in any sport, but an athlete is most likely to cause strain during activities like jumping, running, and sudden starts and stops. What are the hamstrings? The hamstrings are four muscles that run down the back of the thigh and … Continue reading Hamstring Strains