Soft tissue disorders

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 [...]

Bouncing “Back”

2024-05-13T16:50:16-04:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

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 [...]

Scar Mobilization: What you need to know

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

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

2023-12-20T06:54:07-05:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Pain Management Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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?

2024-05-13T16:57:25-04:00April 4th, 2018|Categories: Physical Therapists News, Trigger Point Dry Needling Articles, Women's Health Articles, Pilates Articles, Dry Needling Articles, Wellness Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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