If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now – In The Treatment Of Scoliosis

2022-01-11T06:50:11-05:00January 11th, 2022|Injury Prevention, Scoliosis, Physical Therapy|

FOR STARTERS AND PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT YOUR MOTHER IS ALWAYS RIGHT. Listen to her when she tells you to wear your brace or whatever it is for that matter.   I will never forget the day I was told I had to wear a brace. It was a horrible hot heavy piece of plastic. It became a nightly routine to wake up in the middle of the night sweating and chuck the brace across the room. Yes, I was [...]

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 [...]

Bending without breaking: Hypermobility disorders and physical therapy

2021-07-21T09:12:55-04:00July 19th, 2021|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Pilates|

“Hypermobility,” is a term we like to throw around in all types of ways. For many people, it means casually bringing your leg over your head in yoga class or twisting your body into a pretzel-like Cirque Du Soleil performer, but for others, it means chronic pain, frequent injuries, and symptoms that many medical providers will shrug off as “being bendy.” There is a fine line when “flexible” can be more than just limber joints and muscles and may be [...]

Little League Shoulder in Youth Baseball Players

2021-06-16T10:40:51-04:00May 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Baseball remains a popular sport among adolescent athletes. However, single-sport specialization and year-round competition have led to an increase in upper extremity injury in youth baseball players. While the elbow is the most frequent complaint of adolescent baseball players, the shoulder is often implicated.1 “Little league shoulder” is a common shoulder injury among youth baseball players.   What is little league shoulder? Little league shoulder, or proximal humeral epiphysiolysis, is an overuse injury that occurs at the growth plate in [...]

Frozen Shoulder

2021-04-29T11:44:58-04:00March 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

 What is a frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder, or “adhesive capsulitis,” is a condition that involves a tightening of the capsule and ligaments around the shoulder. Inflammation within the shoulder joint and an increase in nerve growth around the shoulder complex results in pain, stiffness, and limited shoulder range of motion.1 It is estimated that 2-5.3% of the general population experiences frozen shoulder.1 Studies have shown that this pathology is more prevalent among females and individuals between 40 and 70 years [...]

Bouncing “Back”

2021-03-09T13:45:09-05:00March 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Tennis season is upon us in Atlanta albeit it will look a little different this year. If you are wanting to get back out on the court this Spring, now is the time to see your physical therapist for a tune-up so you are ready to play without risking injury. For those of you who have been working from home, on Zoom calls, sitting in a chair for the last year, you may feel tighter than usual and may already [...]

Lateral Hip Pain: What You Need To Know

2020-11-07T15:00:10-05:00November 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Lateral hip pain, traditionally diagnosed as an isolated condition referred to as “trochanteric bursitis”, is now understood to be most commonly associated with Gluteal Tendinopathy. This condition is most prevalent in post-menopausal women (1 in 4 women over the age of 50) but may also occur in younger runners and males. Traditional treatments have been based on a number of false conceptions such as: 1) the problem is primarily inflammatory in nature, 2) the primary issue is the trochanteric bursa [...]

Blood Flow Restriction

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

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 [...]

The Pelvic Floor & Hypermobility

2020-04-07T12:15:43-04:00February 20th, 2020|Pelvic Floor|

We all know of people in our lives who are “double jointed”. It’s a fun party trick for school aged kids, being able to bend arms and fingers in an unnatural way. But as we age, hypermobility, which is excessive movement in the joints, isn't so fun and can cause pain and dysfunction especially in the spine, hips, and pelvic floor. Hypermobility Hypermobility is often a genetic issue within the collagen of the connective tissue, otherwise known as fascia. The [...]

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