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 [...]

Risk Factors for ACL Injury

2022-08-08T10:19:14-04:00May 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

HOW TO KNOW IF YOU ARE AT INCREASED RISK FOR AN ACL INJURY As we previously described in the blog ACL Injury in Sport, ACL injuries are an EPIDEMIC!  Step one of tackling any epidemic is to look at the risk factors. In regards to ACL injury, there are non-modifiable risk factors (things we cannot change) and modifiable risk factors (things we can change). Did you know that an athletes risk of initial ACL injury is 1 in 60 to 1 [...]

ACL Injury In Sport

2022-08-08T10:21:12-04:00May 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

ACL injury occurs in about 200,000 people in the United States. Athletes between the ages of 6 and 18 years old are highly vulnerable to ACL injury. Just over half of the knee injuries in this age group are ACL tears. An athlete’s risk level varies depending on sport. A research study of high school athletes showed the highest risk sports for ACL injury was girl’s soccer, followed by football, girl’s basketball, and boy’s soccer. This high incidence of ACL [...]

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 [...]

Sports Specialization

2018-03-16T09:26:11-04:00March 14th, 2018|Youth Sports, Wellness, Physical Therapy, Information, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Recovery Meets Physical Therapy – Managing Tennis Injuries with a Physical Therapist

2020-04-07T12:04:36-04:00September 6th, 2017|Sports Medicine, Physical Therapists|

Recovery Meets Physical Therapy – Managing Tennis Injuries with a Physical Therapist Tennis, like many other sports, has an inherent risk for injury. Tennis injuries such as tennis elbow, rotator cuff tendinitis, and muscle strains are common among our youth and recreational athletes and are caused by overuse, overtraining, muscle imbalance, weakness and poor stroke performance.  Overuse injuries happen because athletes are putting in way too many hours on the court, are not preparing or recovering efficiently, or they have weaknesses [...]

Oh No! Tennis Elbow!

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

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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