Do You Know Your Vulva?

2020-12-03T13:04:50-05:00December 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized, Pelvic Floor|

Do you Know your Vulva? Anatomical names are important! This post is specifically for the ladies, or anyone with a vulva… which is different from a vagina! The vulva is the name of the outer portion of genitalia in which the vagina sits.  According to this article from the New York Post, up to 46% of American women surveyed couldn’t point out their cervix, and 57% couldn’t identify the uterus. Only one in 10 were able to correctly complete a female reproductive [...]

Lateral Hip Pain: What You Need To Know

2020-11-07T15:00:10-05:00November 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Lateral hip pain, traditionally diagnosed as an isolated condition referred to as “trochanteric bursitis”, is now understood to be most commonly associated with Gluteal Tendinopathy. This condition is most prevalent in post-menopausal women (1 in 4 women over the age of 50) but may also occur in younger runners and males. Traditional treatments have been based on a number of false conceptions such as: 1) the problem is primarily inflammatory in nature, 2) the primary issue is the trochanteric bursa [...]

Returning to Exercise Postpartum 

2020-10-28T13:57:20-04:00September 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Guidelines and Considerations for Optimal Postpartum Recovery  Congratulations! You have made it to the end of your pregnancy and welcomed your precious bundle of joy into the world! As you adjust to a new life and routine including your little one, you may find yourself in the company of so many women who wish to return to exercise and sports. But how do you know when to pick back up? Here is what to look out for when returning to [...]

How The Diaphragm & Pelvic Floor Influence Core Control & Sports Performance

2020-09-16T23:42:48-04:00September 11th, 2020|Uncategorized, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor|

Core Control Most athletes are familiar with “core control”, but, did you know that your “core” also consists of your diaphragm (your breathing muscle) and your pelvic floor muscles? There is a lot of emphasis placed on the abdominal muscles for good core control. While the abs are important for core control, we can’t forget about the other muscles that make up the core. There is an intricate relationship between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor, and dysfunction in either [...]

Male Pelvic Health

2020-06-29T13:35:49-04:00June 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Do men have issues “down there” too? We often hear of pelvic floor (PF) problems in women, but men too can have issues and complications in this area, we just don’t hear about it as much. Men are less likely to seek medical help or to access available services and less likely to have a strong social support system. Therefore, they often have feelings of shame, embarrassment and even failure. Let's explore male pelvic health. What Is The Pelvic Floor? [...]

AMPS: Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome

2020-06-29T13:19:28-04:00June 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Have you ever seen a healthy adolescent or young teen that has considerable, obscure and inexplicable pains in various parts of their body?  Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS) is becoming more and more prevalent. This sort of symptom presentation can be confusing and potentially frightening for both the child and the parent.  The good news is that these symptoms are often indications of various imbalances that can be corrected with specialized physical therapy and behavioral therapy.  The bad news is [...]

ACL Injury Prevention

2020-06-07T16:06:05-04:00June 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

One on One Physical Therapy is excited to launch a comprehensive ACL Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement Program. We know you have many choices for preseason training, which is why we wanted to outline a few of the great reasons to join us this summer. What Makes Our Program Different? As discussed in part 3 of this blog series, ACL Injury Prevention Programs, our program incorporates all essential elements of a successful ACL prevention program which are: Flexibility Running Balance Strength [...]

ACL Injury Prevention Programs

2020-05-30T15:24:49-04:00May 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Since 2018, a number of professional associations dedicated to promoting safety within sport have produced position statements regarding ACL injury. The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, two world-renowned organizations, have both released statements detailing the best practice for preventing ACL injury. The purpose of these statements is to provide a summary of recommendations based on the most recent research and to establish guidelines for injury prevention program development and implementation. What is [...]

Risk Factors for ACL Injury

2020-05-17T22:01:14-04:00May 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

HOW TO KNOW IF YOU ARE AT INCREASED RISK FOR AN ACL INJURY As we previously described in the blog ACL Injury in Sport, ACL injuries are an EPIDEMIC!  Step one of tackling any epidemic is to look at the risk factors. In regards to ACL injury, there are non-modifiable risk factors (things we cannot change) and modifiable risk factors (things we can change). Did you know that an athletes risk of initial ACL injury is 1 in 60 to 1 [...]

ACL Injury In Sport

2020-05-06T11:26:23-04:00May 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

ACL injury occurs in about 200,000 people in the United States. Athletes between the ages of 6 and 18 years old are highly vulnerable to ACL injury. Just over half of the knee injuries in this age group are ACL tears. An athlete’s risk level varies depending on sport. A research study of high school athletes showed the highest risk sports for ACL injury was girl’s soccer, followed by football, girl’s basketball, and boy’s soccer. This high incidence of ACL [...]

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