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Happy Feet

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

Oh Baby! What Happened To My Body?

2023-12-21T14:44:02-05:00April 4th, 2018|Categories: Trigger Point Dry Needling Articles, Physical Therapists News, Women's Health Articles, Wellness Articles, Dry Needling Articles, Pilates Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Melissa Baudo Marchetti Calling all moms! Have you recently had a baby, or still struggling with post baby pain and weakness? Pregnancy places high demand on the musculoskeletal system and can be very traumatic for some women leaving them with myofascial pain, internal pelvic pain, nerve pain, diastasis recti (a gapping in the abdominal muscles), weakness in the core from a C-section, neck and shoulder pain from holding your newborn baby, and much more. In December, after a five-year [...]

Injury Prevention for Tennis Players

2023-12-19T16:16:58-05:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: General Information, Sports Medicine Articles, Injury Prevention Articles, Physical Therapists News, Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Injury Prevention for Tennis Players By Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC It’s that time of year again…welcome back Spring ALTA tennis players! The weather is getting nicer out…perfect for tennis! We want you to be prepared this tennis season and minimize those pesky injuries, aches, and pains. Injuries to the lower leg, elbow, back and hips are common in tennis due to the high demand of the sport and the repetitive, quick movements required. You can reduce your [...]

Why Do I Need Massage Therapy?

2019-04-10T12:58:15-04:00February 7th, 2018|Categories: Massage Therapy Articles, Wellness Articles, Pain Management Articles, Performance Enhancement Articles, Sports Medicine Articles, Redcord Neurac Articles, Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Let me begin with explaining why I do this, why I’m a Massage Therapist. I’ve been a pretty active person most of my life—running, martial arts, weight training—so I’ve had my share of injuries, aches and pains.  In my 20’s, I experienced my first massage session with an elderly lady that had the ability to find the root of my issues.  I found this to be remarkable because the root was not necessarily where the pain was.  Over the next [...]

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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