Overuse injuries

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: Uncategorized, Physical Therapy Articles, Pain Management Articles|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 [...]

Frozen Shoulder

2023-12-21T14:40:20-05:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 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 [...]

Lateral Hip Pain: What You Need To Know

2024-05-13T16:53:25-04:00November 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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|Categories: Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Injury Prevention for Tennis Players

2024-05-13T16:59:06-04:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Physical Therapists News, General Information, Injury Prevention Articles, Sports Medicine 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 [...]

Sports Specialization

2023-12-20T05:12:11-05:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, General Information, Injury Prevention Articles, Sports Medicine Articles, Youth Sports Articles, Wellness Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Is sports specialization helping kids get better at sports and keeping them healthy? Sports participation in younger athletes has evolved over the years from child-driven activities for fun to intense training, performance-enhancement, and specialized training.  This changing environment has left parents, young athletes, and coaches wondering and needing guidance on what is the most appropriate path of athlete development. Until recently, there has been very little published evidence to support any particular path or to outline any specific risks of [...]

Fed Up Feet

2023-12-19T16:11:04-05:00January 24th, 2018|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Sports Medicine Articles, Wellness Articles, Performance Enhancement Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You’ve been there before. After hitting the snooze button a few times, you finally decide that you are ready to take on the day. You stretch out, toss the covers off and hop out of bed. You go to take that first step and “BAM!” - you fall to the ground in pain. “Why in the world does my foot hurt so bad? Did I run a marathon in my sleep?” After hobbling around for a while, the pain decreases [...]

Weakest Link // Tennis Injuries & the Kinetic Chain

2024-05-13T16:59:37-04:00October 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 [...]

Oh No! Tennis Elbow!

2023-12-14T03:40:17-05:00August 9th, 2017|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Youth Sports Articles, Sports Medicine Articles, General Information|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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