Gotta Go!

August 16th, 2017|

Gotta Go!

Anisha Drake PT, DPT, MCS

Have you ever gotten been hit with a feeling of sudden urgency to run to the bathroom. All the sudden you have to drop everything you have in your hands, dodge obstacles on the way to the bathroom and as you close the bathroom door and try to sit on […]

Oh No! Tennis Elbow!

August 9th, 2017|

Oh no! Tennis Elbow!

By Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC

Is your elbow giving out on you when you play tennis? Do you feel pain whenever you grip your racket, type, text, write, carry something, or shake hands? You may be suffering from tennis elbow.

Tennis elbow, clinically referred to as Lateral Epicondylitis, plagues approximately 40-50% […]

Practice Doesn’t Always Make Perfect // Risks of Early Sport Specialization in Young Athletes

August 2nd, 2017|

Practice Doesn’t Always Make Perfect: Risks of Early Sport Specialization in Young Athletes

 

Youth sport participation has increased tremendously over the past several decades.   In the past 30 years, there has been a 200% increase in the number of children participating in youth sports.  Sports are a great way for kids to develop skills, learn teamwork, […]

Saddle Stress // A Cyclist’s Guide to Saddle Fitting

July 11th, 2017|

Saddle Stress // A Cyclist’s Guide to Saddle Fitting
Don’t let saddle pain ruin your summer
 

I spend a lot of my time around cyclists, and the most common complaint I hear from my friends, clients, and patients is of saddle pain. Some have given in, resigning themselves of a life of painful riding because they were […]

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Rolling for Recovery

July 4th, 2017|

Rolling for Recovery

By Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC

 

The best kept secret to maximizing your performance and keeping you active is simple: “Recover better”. The use of a simple piece of foam can help you optimize recovery, which is ideal for athletes and active people of all levels and ages.

 

Why foam rolling?

Hard exercise may […]

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Beat the Heat

June 27th, 2017|

 

What is heat illness, what causes it and how can you treat it?

By Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC

 

Heat-related illness is always a possibility when playing sports out in the sun, especially in excessive heat and humidity like Atlanta in the summer. There are three stages to heat illness:

 

Heat Cramps:

The first stage of heat […]

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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 […]

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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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