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, [...]

Incontinence & Sexual Dysfunction

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

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 [...]

Tabata Training

2020-04-07T12:02:19-04:00June 29th, 2018|Performance Enhancement, Strength Training|

I recently had the opportunity to try a Tabata class and it KILLED me, but I loved it. It was an intense workout that included sprints, jumping jack, burpees, bear crawls, inchworm planks, and TRX. I was sore for about 2 days, but I felt my body work harder than it had in a while and I felt really good. Here is the scoop on Tabata training and how it may help you. What is Tabata?  Tabata training is a [...]

Functional Strength Training is for You & Everyone Else Too

2018-11-07T18:53:01-05:00April 11th, 2018|Strength Training, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Performance Enhancement|

"Strength training" has come to be synonymous with Crossfit, powerlifting and Olympic lifting, which can be highly intimidating to those of us who are wanting to stay healthy, but have no prior experience in the previous matters. However, functional strength training is vital for injury prevention, despite fitness level, and can be scaled for everyone. Our bodies are pretty incredible. Without our conscious thought they coordinate our movements, fight infections, regulate our heart beat and temperature, and digest food amongst [...]

Injury Prevention for Tennis Players

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

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 [...]

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