Lights Out // The Importance of Sleep

June 20th, 2017|

Lights Out // The Importance of Sleep
Sleeping well directly affects your physical and mental health, and the overall quality of your life. Lack of sleep can have negative effects on your daytime energy, productivity, physical health, emotional balance, and even your weight. Since there are many factors that affect sleep let’s start with the basics.

Control […]

Dry Needling and Hip Pain

April 12th, 2017|

Have you experienced pain on the outside of your hip? Up to 25% of people report an episode of hip pain that impacts daily activities, exercise, and even sleep! Sometimes the pain resolves quickly, and sometimes it doesn’t. When patients finally see a physician, they are often diagnosed with greater trochanteric bursitis (inflammation of a […]

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Member Highlight – Heather King-Smith MPH, PMA-CPT

November 21st, 2016|

As we move into the holiday season we would like to highlight a member of our wellness staff. First up is Heather King-Smith MPH, PMA-CPT. Heather has been teaching Pilates at One on One Physical Therapy since 2005. She has been an integral part of our post-rehabilitation Pilates program. In addition to working at One […]

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Ways to Make Your Workplace More Movement Friendly

September 29th, 2016|

 

Seven years ago I made a career change that altered my life from an organically active lifestyle to a naturally sedentary one. Moving from a job as a college professor living in a major Asian city where I didn’t own a car to a desk job in the suburbs of Atlanta meant a pretty drastic […]

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Peachtree Road Race 10k

July 11th, 2016|

One on One Physical Therapist (and Atlanta Triathlon Club member) Carrie Smith PT, DPT, had the opportunity to run the Peachtree Road Race on July 4th as part of the push assist division. She ran the 10K race while pushing a young girl with cerebral palsy in her wheelchair. Her time is outstanding, not only […]

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Where did all the fun go?

September 8th, 2015|

Remember the days with your arms stretched wide, spinning in circles until you fell down in the grass giggling? Remember the days when hanging upside down on the monkey bars was a preferable way to spend your time? Remember a time when an amusement park was the perfect way to spend an afternoon?

All these things […]

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The Role of Physical Therapy in the Injury Management of Cyclists

July 21st, 2015|

With the Silver Comet Trail in our backyard, the Atlanta Beltline making plans to connect, and bike friendly areas north of the city, there has been an influx of recreational and avid cyclists in the Atlanta Metro Area.  Organizations like the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and the PATH Foundation have made strides to increase mileage of […]

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The Role of the Pelvic Floor Muscles in Common Orthopedic Complaints

May 1st, 2015|

The pelvic floor muscles (PFM) refer to a group of muscles inside the pelvis running from the pubic bone to the tailbone and sides of the pelvis. These muscles are most famous for their sphincteric role—meaning they hold back urine and stool. What many people do not realize, however, is that the pelvic floor muscles […]

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Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and Elite Athletes

March 9th, 2015|

As many as 45% of elite athletes, including runners and triathletes, experience Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) during sport activity. A recent study found that 37.4% of triathletes reported SUI, 16% reported urge urinary incontinence, and 28% reported fecal incontinence. In addition, SUI can be a barrier to physical activity in 50% of women who report […]

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American College of Sports Medicine and Medical Screening

January 5th, 2015|

In our previous newsletter Can I really prevent an injury? we described the utilization of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) to identify healthy individuals at risk for future injury in sports.  This series of 7 tests assists Physical Therapists in their identification and treatment of known musculoskeletal risk factors prior to participation.  In addition, to the musculoskeletal screenings, the off season also allows us to screen the cardiovascular system in order to prevent illness, disease or injury.

The Centers for Disease Control, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and American Heart Association recommend >5 days of week of moderate or >3 days per week vigorous cardiorespiratory (aerobic) exercise per week to improve fitness and reduce risk of illness and disease1.    Specifically, this dosage of exercise has been shown to reduce all cause mortality and reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cancer1.  Also of note is the positive impact of exercise on our mental health including prevention or improvement of anxiety, depression, and other mild psychological disorders, as well as, improvement in quality of life and a lower risk of cognitive decline and and dementia2.  The majority of our athletes are reaching or exceeding this threshold of physical activity and receiving these positive benefits, but a percentage of these athletes may be at risk of illness or disease at higher levels of exercise.

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