The Artistic Athlete: Physical Therapy for the Performer

2022-07-13T07:01:14-04:00July 13th, 2022|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Wellness, Performing Arts Medicine|

What is Performing Arts Medicine?  Performing Arts Medicine is a specialized subset of sports medicine focused on treating and managing conditions unique to dancers, musicians, vocalists, actors, and all other performers. The treatment of performers requires extensive knowledge and background in the demands, culture, and techniques specific to the arts in order to correctly diagnose, treat, and return the performer back to the stage safely and efficiently.  Why is it important to see a provider specializing in Performing Arts Medicine? [...]

Debunking top 5 Myths:The Pelvic Floor Edition

2022-05-10T06:16:17-04:00April 28th, 2022|Uncategorized, Physical Therapists, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor|

Body Myths: The Pelvic Floor Edition We get a lot of information about our bodies from all sorts of sources today (your Instagram feed, the news, and even your friendly neighbor who’s been on “WebMD” a few too many times…) So what is the truth and what is a myth? We will start with the “Pelvic Floor” which remains a mystery to MANY of us. So let's set the record straight:  “Wetting yourself with every sneeze, cough, or belly laugh, that’s [...]

Bending without breaking: Hypermobility disorders and physical therapy

2021-07-21T09:12:55-04:00July 19th, 2021|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Pilates|

“Hypermobility,” is a term we like to throw around in all types of ways. For many people, it means casually bringing your leg over your head in yoga class or twisting your body into a pretzel-like Cirque Du Soleil performer, but for others, it means chronic pain, frequent injuries, and symptoms that many medical providers will shrug off as “being bendy.” There is a fine line when “flexible” can be more than just limber joints and muscles and may be [...]

Hydration For Youth Athletes

2022-08-25T10:46:29-04:00September 18th, 2018|Physical Therapists, Youth Sports|

As a parent of a young athlete, like me, I often get asked the following questions about youth hydration: How much should my child be drinking? When should they be drinking? What should they be drinking? Why are children more prone to heat illness and how do we prevent it? What happens in the winter when it’s cooler? The youth sports programs don’t typically have nutritionists on staff guiding and educating the athletes or parents, so it’s time to put [...]

Oh Baby! What Happened To My Body?

2020-04-07T12:03:34-04:00April 4th, 2018|Physical Therapists, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Women's Health, Pilates, Dry Needling, Wellness|

By Melissa Baudo Marchetti Calling all moms! Have you recently had a baby, or still struggling with post baby pain and weakness? Pregnancy places high demand on the musculoskeletal system and can be very traumatic for some women leaving them with myofascial pain, internal pelvic pain, nerve pain, diastasis recti (a gapping in the abdominal muscles), weakness in the core from a C-section, neck and shoulder pain from holding your newborn baby, and much more. In December, after a five-year [...]

Injury Prevention for Tennis Players

2020-04-07T12:03:55-04:00March 21st, 2018|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine|

Injury Prevention for Tennis Players By Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC It’s that time of year again…welcome back Spring ALTA tennis players! The weather is getting nicer out…perfect for tennis! We want you to be prepared this tennis season and minimize those pesky injuries, aches, and pains. Injuries to the lower leg, elbow, back and hips are common in tennis due to the high demand of the sport and the repetitive, quick movements required. You can reduce your [...]

The Balancing Act: Changing Pain

2020-04-07T11:31:28-04:00March 7th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Wellness|

A recent National Institutes of Health study determined that nearly 50 million American adults have chronic pain and nearly half of those are reported to have severe pain.  Our society and culture has provided many of us with many wonderful amenities of life, but at the same time, it has created a wide array of stressors and unhealthy activities.  This can make it difficult to find balance in mind and body.  Often, these imbalances can contribute to causing chronic pain, [...]

The Importance of Play

2020-04-07T11:31:50-04:00January 18th, 2018|Sports Medicine, Pelvic Floor, Wellness, Performance Enhancement, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information|

Chloe Murdock PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS We’re two weeks into January, and gyms are bursting with people eager to keep their New Year’s resolutions. But how many of these people will be so zealously hammering away on the Stair Master in July? Becoming and staying active is very hard in our sedentary society, often because it becomes just another task on our “To Do” list. Adding one hour of exercise per day can cut into our social lives and time [...]

Changing the Pain Game // Chronic Pain Fix

2020-04-07T11:32:26-04:00December 13th, 2017|Sports Medicine, Wellness, Performance Enhancement, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Injury Prevention|

Lance Cross PT, MPT, OSC, CMTPT Four times as many people in the U.S. truly suffer from chronic pain compared to those who suffer from diabetes, heart disease and cancer and the medical community is playing catch-up.  Have you or someone you know been left to feel hopeless or invalid because past treatments have failed or doctors haven’t been able to explain the causes of your chronic pain?  I’m of the opinion that, far too often, our well-intended pharmaceutical, therapeutic, [...]

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

2020-04-07T12:36:45-04:00November 29th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Prevention, Ergonomics, Wellness|

No SEDENTARY is! Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic at Arizona State University, coined the phrase “Sitting is the new smoking”. Studies have correlated chronic sitting with an "increased risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, kidney disease in women colon cancer in men, numerous chronic issues related to obesity, and death." This means that if you work out and eat well, but then sit all day you are still considered a sedentary person.  The prolonged sitting cancels out the [...]

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