If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now – In The Treatment Of Scoliosis

2022-01-11T06:50:11-05:00January 11th, 2022|Injury Prevention, Scoliosis, Physical Therapy|

FOR STARTERS AND PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT YOUR MOTHER IS ALWAYS RIGHT. Listen to her when she tells you to wear your brace or whatever it is for that matter.   I will never forget the day I was told I had to wear a brace. It was a horrible hot heavy piece of plastic. It became a nightly routine to wake up in the middle of the night sweating and chuck the brace across the room. Yes, I was [...]

Frozen Shoulder

2021-04-29T11:44:58-04:00March 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

 What is a frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder, or “adhesive capsulitis,” is a condition that involves a tightening of the capsule and ligaments around the shoulder. Inflammation within the shoulder joint and an increase in nerve growth around the shoulder complex results in pain, stiffness, and limited shoulder range of motion.1 It is estimated that 2-5.3% of the general population experiences frozen shoulder.1 Studies have shown that this pathology is more prevalent among females and individuals between 40 and 70 years [...]

Bouncing “Back”

2021-03-09T13:45:09-05:00March 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Tennis season is upon us in Atlanta albeit it will look a little different this year. If you are wanting to get back out on the court this Spring, now is the time to see your physical therapist for a tune-up so you are ready to play without risking injury. For those of you who have been working from home, on Zoom calls, sitting in a chair for the last year, you may feel tighter than usual and may already [...]

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 [...]

10 Minute Pilates Warm Up

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

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 [...]

Weakest Link // Tennis Injuries & the Kinetic Chain

2020-04-07T12:04:14-04:00October 10th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine|

Do you have multiple or recurring injuries that seem to not go away? Tennis Elbow, Rotator Cuff Tendinitis, and Low Back and Neck Strains are among the most common injuries in tennis players.  Injuries can happen because you are training way too much, you are not preparing or recovering properly, or because you have weaknesses or “weak links” in your kinetic chain.  Tennis players can develop weak links and imbalances in flexibility, strength and range of motion, which can adversely [...]

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