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 [...]

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 [...]

Tennis Injuries and the Kinetic Chain

2020-04-07T12:00:14-04:00March 15th, 2020|Tennis Medicine, Redcord Neurac, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy|

Tennis Injuries & The Kinetic Chain Do you have nagging or recurring injuries that seem to not go away? Tennis elbow, shoulder pain from Rotator Cuff Tendinitis or Impingement Syndrome, low back strains and hip pain 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 for tennis, or because you have weaknesses or “weak links” in your kinetic chain that cause undo stress [...]

Scar Mobilization: What you need to know

2020-04-07T12:16:13-04:00January 26th, 2020|Women's Health, Pain Management|

The body is really a phenomenal system that has the unique ability to completely rebuild our tissues when we get injured, biologically stitching our wounds back together. It’s quite amazing! The special cells that lay down the collagen to create a scar do a fantastic job of closing the body off from the unforgiving world. The problem is that the collagen fibers don’t get laid down in a very organized fashion (think of a string of Christmas lights that mysteriously [...]

The Nocebo Effect: How Your MRI Report Can Hurt You

2020-04-07T12:23:00-04:00July 26th, 2018|Pain Management, Physical Therapy|

MRI finding L5 disc herniation Ever been diagnosed with a tendon tear, disc bulge or degenerative disease of a joint based on an MRI report?  Has a physician determined that this was causing your pain? If so, while the physician was correct as far as finding a variance in your body’s tissue, they may be incorrect in determining that this finding was the primary cause of the pain. Recent research indicates that many people without pain actually have [...]

Oh Baby! What Happened To My Body?

2020-04-07T12:03:34-04:00April 4th, 2018|Dry Needling, Wellness, Physical Therapists, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Women's Health, Pilates|

By Melissa Baudo Marchetti Calling all moms! Have you recently had a baby, or still struggling with post baby pain and weakness? Pregnancy places high demand on the musculoskeletal system and can be very traumatic for some women leaving them with myofascial pain, internal pelvic pain, nerve pain, diastasis recti (a gapping in the abdominal muscles), weakness in the core from a C-section, neck and shoulder pain from holding your newborn baby, and much more. In December, after a five-year [...]

Fed Up Feet

2018-02-02T10:18:32-05:00January 24th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Wellness, Performance Enhancement|

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

2020-04-07T12:04:14-04:00October 10th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine|

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!

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

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 [...]

Youth Rotator Cuff Injury Prevention

2018-12-03T21:16:48-05:00February 28th, 2014|Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Youth Sports|

The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles and their tendons. They act to stabilize the shoulder as it moves through its full range of motion. Youth rotator cuff injury prevention and rehabilitation has become increasingly more important because of the dramatic rise in major shoulder and elbow surgeries. Overuse, excessive training, and poor mechanics can cause the tendons at the ends of the rotator cuff muscles to become strained, leading to pain and restricted movement of the arm. Proper [...]

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