Hamstring Tendinopathy: A Literal Pain in the Butt

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

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

2021-09-16T08:07:10-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized, Physical Therapy, Pain Management|

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

2020-08-27T13:43:03-04:00June 12th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Injury Prevention|

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 [...]

Tennis Leg Care and Treatment

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

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 [...]

Can I prevent a sports injury?

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

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 [...]

The Triathlete’s Kinetic Chain

2020-04-07T12:06:56-04:00October 22nd, 2014|Physical Therapy, Redcord Neurac, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine|

By: Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC with One on One Physical Therapy Do you have multiple or recurring injuries that seem to not go away? The most common sites of overuse injuries in triathletes are tendon injuries and muscles strains in the knee (25%), lower leg (23%), and lower back (23%)1. 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 [...]

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