The Warm-Up Revolution

2021-09-21T04:49:06-04:00September 21st, 2021|Uncategorized, Physical Therapy, Injury Prevention|

How many of you remember spending half an hour standing in a circle with your teammates before practicing counting “1…2…3…” as you gradually stretched individual muscle groups? My guess is, probably most of you. As we continue to move into an age of analytics within sports, the efficacy of warm-ups in their ability to decrease injury risk and prepare athletes for sport is gaining more attention. In The Past Traditionally, warm-up programs have consisted of short bouts of aerobic activity [...]

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

2020-04-07T12:12:56-04:00February 20th, 2020|Vestibular Rehabilitation|

We have discussed in a few previous blogs that dizziness or imbalance caused by a multitude of conditions can be treated through Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy, VRT. What is VRT and Does it Really Work? The short answer is that VRT has been shown to improve dizziness and imbalance by improving natural reflexes, utilizing alternative strategies to maintain balance, and getting the body used to irritating motions and environments. VRT looks different for each person because the reason they are dizzy [...]

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, [...]

Can I prevent a sports injury?

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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