The Artistic Athlete: Physical Therapy for the Performer

2022-07-13T07:01:14-04:00July 13th, 2022|Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Wellness, Performing Arts Medicine, Physical Therapy|

What is Performing Arts Medicine?  Performing Arts Medicine is a specialized subset of sports medicine focused on treating and managing conditions unique to dancers, musicians, vocalists, actors, and all other performers. The treatment of performers requires extensive knowledge and background in the demands, culture, and techniques specific to the arts in order to correctly diagnose, treat, and return the performer back to the stage safely and efficiently.  Why is it important to see a provider specializing in Performing Arts Medicine? [...]

High Intensity Resistance Exercise Is For Everyone… Using BFR!

2022-02-16T08:27:51-05:00February 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Q: What is a “High-Intensity Resistance Exercise”? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines high-intensity resistance training to be loads of at least 70% of your 1-rep max (1RM). This level of resistance is thought to be required in order to produce muscle growth (hypertrophy) and strength gains.  Q: Is high-intensity resistance training appropriate for me? High-intensity resistance training may not be appropriate for you if you have: Cardiovascular disease Joint disease/injury Post-operative limitations Weight-bearing restrictions Q: How can [...]

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 [...]

The Warm-Up Revolution

2021-09-21T04:49:06-04:00September 21st, 2021|Uncategorized, Physical Therapy, Injury Prevention|

How many of you remember spending half an hour standing in a circle with your teammates before practicing counting “1…2…3…” as you gradually stretched individual muscle groups? My guess is, probably most of you. As we continue to move into an age of analytics within sports, the efficacy of warm-ups in their ability to decrease injury risk and prepare athletes for sport is gaining more attention. In The Past Traditionally, warm-up programs have consisted of short bouts of aerobic activity [...]

The Diaphragm and The Pelvic Floor: A Dynamic Duo

2021-07-21T09:11:11-04:00July 1st, 2021|Uncategorized, Physical Therapy, Pelvic Floor|

Everyone’s got one... a pelvic floor.   What is the pelvic floor? The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and ligaments that sit inside the pelvis that we often forget to talk about. However, the pelvic floor is an integral part of our “anticipatory core.” The anticipatory core is made of the deep abdominals, deep muscles of the spine, and the pelvic floor. It allows our body to prepare for motion and creates stability within our trunk... Without these subconscious, [...]

ACL Injury Prevention

2022-08-09T09:47:17-04:00June 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

One on One Physical Therapy is excited to launch a comprehensive ACL Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement Program. We know you have many choices for preseason training, which is why we wanted to outline a few of the great reasons to join us now. What Makes Our Program Different? As discussed in part 3 of this blog series, ACL Injury Prevention Programs, our program incorporates all essential elements of a successful ACL prevention program which are: Flexibility Running Balance Strength [...]

ACL Injury Prevention Programs

2022-08-08T10:12:58-04:00May 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Since 2018, a number of professional associations dedicated to promoting safety within sport have produced position statements regarding ACL injury. The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, two world-renowned organizations, have both released statements detailing the best practice for preventing ACL injury. The purpose of these statements is to provide a summary of recommendations based on the most recent research and to establish guidelines for injury prevention program development and implementation. What is [...]

Incontinence & Sexual Dysfunction

2020-04-07T12:17:34-04:00June 5th, 2019|Wellness, Physical Therapy, Information|

The Questions No One Is Asking No one dreams of finding themselves here, but every year it happens to thousands more. A catastrophic injury. An unthinkable diagnosis. Your life is turned upside down, and you have to find some way to pick up the pieces and rebuild. Sometimes the initial rehab experience is overwhelmingly devoted to figuring out new ways to move, rebuilding strength or learning how to adapt to normal activities of daily living. This process may take weeks [...]

Core Goals: Pilates 101

2019-02-24T19:27:25-05:00February 24th, 2019|Pilates|

Core Goals: Pilates Are you looking for a strong core, enhanced mental awareness and whole body health? Well read on to learn more about how Pilates can help achieve your goals. What is Pilates? A mind-body exercise created by Joseph Pilates that provides daily conditioning, promotes whole body health and develops mental awareness to optimize your personal performance. “Pilates is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit. Through Pilates, you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then [...]

7 Key Factors for Successful Crossfit Performance Post-Rehabilitation

2020-04-07T12:19:07-04:00December 21st, 2018|Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Crossfit|

The sport of Crossfit continues to evolve; asking the most elite athletes in the world to perform seemingly superhuman physical tasks. While the sport continues to test the boundaries of human form, there is always an ability to scale the movements for those more lay people, like myself. What is Crossfit? Crossfit defines itself as “constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity”. The most important principle to keep in mind when approaching an apparently impossible workout is the intended [...]

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