Prevention

Workstation Ergonomics: Fit Your Desk To You

2020-04-07T12:22:28-04:00August 21st, 2018|Injury Prevention, Prevention, Ergonomics|

Does your desk fit you?  Poor workstation ergonomics are often identified as a significant factor associated with people experiencing neck pain, low back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.  The study of ergonomics has provided a great deal of knowledge for adapting work strategies and computer workstations to decrease stress on a person’s body.  The problem is that these strategies are often ignored until after a costly problem has already begun. The Three Major Risk Factors For Injury Described By The [...]

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 [...]

10 Minute Pilates Warm Up

2018-11-19T19:12:55-05:00October 25th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Information, Pilates, Prevention|

Looking for a Great 10 Minute Pilates Warm-up? Do you find yourself waking up early, a little stiff from your night’s sleep, but wanting to get that early morning run or walk in before work?  Or maybe you prefer after work, but find yourself feeling tight after driving in rush-hour traffic. Before you hit the road, you think about warming up all of the important muscle groups used in running and walking, but want something quick, yet effective!  Here are [...]

Foam Rolling for Recovery

2020-04-07T12:05:40-04:00July 4th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Performance Enhancement, Prevention, Massage Therapy, Tennis Medicine|

The best kept secret to maximizing your sports performance and keeping you active is simple: “Recover better”. The use of a simple piece of foam for foam rolling can help you optimize recovery, which is ideal for athletes and active people of all levels and ages. Why foam rolling? Hard exercise may lead to increased tension/stiffness in your muscles and joints, which can alter joint motion and lead to poor movement patterns, a faster rate of fatigue, and injury. Self-massage [...]

Can I prevent a sports injury?

2020-04-07T12:37:02-04:00December 4th, 2014|Physical Therapy, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Gait Retraining, Performance Enhancement, Running Physical Therapy, Pain Management, Prevention, Strength Training, Functional Movement Screen|

Are you wondering when it will happen to you? Not what , but when will you feel pain or develop a sports injury? Does the question can I prevent a sports injury hang over your head? We've got some good news for you. You can determine your injury risk which means you can prevent a sports injury. The Functional Movement Screen There are screening tools that allow athletes to assess their injury risk. The Functional Movement Screen TM (FMS) is a [...]