Top 4 Causes of Running Injuries

2020-04-07T12:01:53-04:00November 5th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Gait Retraining, Running Physical Therapy|

What Are the Top 4 Causes of Running Injuries? Studies show that up-to 90% of runners will experience a running injury at some point because of one or more of these top 4 causes of running injuries. The actual problem is only about 20% actually seek medical care because they consider low back, hip, knee and foot pain to be part of the deal. 1. Poor Running Form Causes Running Injuries Form Matters! That's why it's at the top of [...]

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 [...]

Running 101: “Know Pain, Know Gain”

2020-04-07T12:03:13-04:00May 17th, 2018|Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Gait Retraining, Running Physical Therapy|

By: Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC   Calling all runners! The Peachtree Road Race is just two months away. So, if you are running in pain right now, help is just a phone call away. Studies show that up to 90% of runners will experience injury at some point during their running tenure and as low as 20% actually seek medical care--this does not have to be the case! Runners commonly experience low back, hip, knee and foot [...]

Injury Prevention for Tennis Players

2020-04-07T12:03:55-04:00March 21st, 2018|Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Oh No! Tennis Elbow!

2020-04-07T12:05:18-04:00August 9th, 2017|Information, Sports Medicine, Youth Sports, Physical Therapy|

By Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC Is your elbow giving out on you when you play tennis? Do you feel pain whenever you grip your racket, type, text, write, carry something, or shake hands? You may be suffering from tennis elbow. Tennis elbow, clinically referred to as Lateral Epicondylitis, plagues approximately 40-50% of all recreational racquet sport athletes at some point in their career with most cases occurring after age 30. Tennis elbow is a common overuse [...]

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 [...]

Nutrition for Tennis Athletes

2020-04-07T12:06:19-04:00November 7th, 2014|Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Tennis Medicine|

By: Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC GET READY! ARRIVE TO THE TOURNAMENT HYDRATED AND FUELED. PRE-COMEPETITION MEAL 2-4 HOURS PRIOR TO PLAY; SNACK 30 - 60 MIN BEFORE OR BETWEEN MATCHES PRE-MATCH MEAL: Carbohydrate Rich with Small Amounts of Low Fat Protein Grains: Rice, Pasta & Bread Fruit & Vegetables Protein: Eggs, Fish & Chicken Fluids: Water, Fruit Juice & Sports Drink PRE-MATCH SNACK: Sports Snacks Sandwich Or Sports Bar Fluids: Water, Fruit Juice & Sports Drink ON-COURT FUEL [...]

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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