Exercise physiology

The Glutes of the Upper Extremity: Reframing the way we train

2023-12-20T06:52:42-05:00October 31st, 2023|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Pain Management Articles, Scoliosis Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A good friend once told me that your backside is the most important thing to train because it is the last thing someone sees when you leave the room. While that may or may not be true, I am referring to a different pair of glutes…. The glutes of the upper extremity, our Latissimus Dorsi (Lats) If we started viewing and training this muscle like we do the glutes of the lower extremity, we would all be better off. Not [...]

Blood Flow Restriction

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

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

2023-12-21T14:41:23-05:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Youth Sports Articles, Physical Therapists News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

2023-12-20T05:15:30-05:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Sports Medicine Articles, Injury Prevention Articles, Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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|Categories: Massage Therapy Articles, Prevention Articles, Performance Enhancement Articles, Sports Medicine Articles, Injury Prevention Articles, Physical Therapy Articles, Tennis Medicine Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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