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Hydration For Youth Athletes

2020-04-07T12:21:09-04:00September 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|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Sports Medicine, Pelvic Floor, Wellness, Performance Enhancement|

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|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Wellness, Performance Enhancement|

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, Wellness, Prevention, Ergonomics|

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 [...]

Hit the Weights this Winter!

2020-04-07T11:34:37-04:00November 1st, 2017|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Sports Medicine, Performance Enhancement|

(Strength Coach Jonathan Meade, exercise: deadlift) Hit the Weights this Winter to Boost Your Cycling Performance Next Season! The 2017 cycling season is winding down, and as the days grow shorter many cyclists unfortunately resign themselves to the trainer or the couch. Cold dark mornings and early sunsets do not lend themselves to weekday rides, and many cyclists lose fitness and gain weight over the winter months. Adding strength training in the off-season is an excellent way for cyclists to avoid [...]

Recovery Meets Physical Therapy – Managing Tennis Injuries with a Physical Therapist

2020-04-07T12:04:36-04:00September 6th, 2017|Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine|

Recovery Meets Physical Therapy – Managing Tennis Injuries with a Physical Therapist Tennis, like many other sports, has an inherent risk for injury. Tennis injuries such as tennis elbow, rotator cuff tendinitis, and muscle strains are common among our youth and recreational athletes and are caused by overuse, overtraining, muscle imbalance, weakness and poor stroke performance.  Overuse injuries happen because athletes are putting in way too many hours on the court, are not preparing or recovering efficiently, or they have weaknesses [...]

Injury Prevention and Physical Therapists

2020-04-07T12:26:29-04:00February 13th, 2014|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Injury Prevention|

As warmer weather returns to Georgia many of us will increase our physical activity each week in an effort to improve our health, well-being, and physical performance.  A common question asked in our clinic by our patients and clients recovering from an injury is “could this have been prevented?” Injury prevention is an important role for our clinic as the preferred provider for musculoskeletal pain and conditions.  Prior research in the medical literature has documented the positive impact Physical Therapists [...]