Blood Flow Restriction

2020-08-27T13:55:24-04:00August 25th, 2020|Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)|

Blood Flow Restriction: Is It Right For You? Is Blood Flow Restriction right for me? This question has recently become more common as the medical community has become increasingly aware of this powerful treatment modality. In this blog, we will detail Blood Flow Restriction, how it works, and how it might help you rehabilitate from injury or a pain process. What Is Blood Flow Restriction Training?  Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training in the clinical setting involves the use of a [...]

Hydration For Youth Athletes

2020-04-07T12:21:09-04:00September 18th, 2018|Youth Sports, Physical Therapists|

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 [...]

Strong & Healthy

2020-04-07T11:33:16-04:00November 15th, 2017|Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy|

Developing a Strong, Healthy Body There are a few qualities that everyone pursues in the journey to health, performance, and aesthetic/other personal objectives. Almost everyone’s physical goals fit within those three categories. The qualities that make up our goals can usually be found in building muscular strength, muscular size, speed, endurance, altering body composition, and weight loss/gain (i.e. a wrestler cutting weight). The key difference in pursuing these goals is in the vastly different paths it takes to reach them. [...]

Foam Rolling for Recovery

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

American College of Sports Medicine and Medical Screening

2020-04-07T12:26:17-04:00January 5th, 2015|Sports Medicine|

In our previous newsletter Can I really prevent an injury? we described the utilization of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) to identify healthy individuals at risk for future injury in sports.  This series of 7 tests assists Physical Therapists in their identification and treatment of known musculoskeletal risk factors prior to participation.  In addition, to the musculoskeletal screenings, the off season also allows us to screen the cardiovascular system in order to prevent illness, disease or injury. The Centers for [...]

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