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

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

Hamstring Tendinopathy: A Literal Pain in the Butt

2021-10-14T05:43:52-04:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

No, I am not talking about your friend, partner, or mother-in-law... I mean is the pain in your butt that has never felt quite right since you tweaked it way back when. What is a hamstring injury? Do you have generalized discomfort or an achy sensation when you strike the ground while walking or running, during or after a workout, or even when you sit? Your hamstrings are the muscles along the back of your thigh that run from your [...]

Knee Pain No More

2023-09-25T12:46:21-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Pain Management Articles, Physical Therapy Articles, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Is knee pain ruining your swagger?  Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, chondromalacia, or a meniscus tear?  Are you concerned that you’ll need surgery or that you won’t be able to enjoy your favorite activities?  Well, you can jump to the conclusion that there is hope to overcome the difficulty with the right therapeutic approach and knowledge. What about the “damage” that has been seen on x-ray or MRI? Normative studies show about 65% of asymptomatic people above the age [...]

Happy Feet

2023-12-21T14:40:46-05:00June 12th, 2018|Categories: Injury Prevention Articles, Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC Whether you are a dancer, high-heel wearer, runner, or athlete who wears cleats, we all put a lot of pressure on our toes and the arches of our feet. Here are four tips to healthier feet. We’re certainly guilty of cramming our feet into countless pairs of cute-but-cramped pointed toe shoes. Toe stretching may be the answer. There are benefits of spacing out those ten little piggies. Toe stretching goes beyond simply [...]

Weakest Link // Tennis Injuries & the Kinetic Chain

2023-12-21T14:46:51-05:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: Sports Medicine Articles, Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Tennis Leg Care and Treatment

2020-04-07T12:04:55-04:00August 29th, 2017|Categories: Massage Therapy Articles, Performance Enhancement Articles, Sports Medicine Articles, Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Get A Leg Up A Physical Therapist can treat tennis leg and implement prevention strategies necessary to get you back on the court safely and quickly. Injuries to the lower leg are common in tennis due to the high demand of the sport and the repetitive, quick movements required. Tennis leg is an incomplete tear or rupture of the calf muscle in the lower leg. The calf muscles include the superficial gastrocnemius, the larger of the lower leg muscles, and [...]

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