Stretching

Hamstring Tendinopathy: A Literal Pain in the Butt

2021-10-14T05:43:52-04:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

2023-12-21T14:46:29-05:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Injury Prevention Articles, Physical Therapy Articles, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Cervical Dystonia Clinical Update

2019-04-22T23:18:44-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cervical Dystonia Articles, Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cervical Dystonia or Spasmodic Torticollis is a condition characterized by abnormal spasm of the neck and shoulder muscles. This disease affects one’s ability to control their own muscles. Physical Therapy can be beneficial for people diagnosed with Cervical Dystonia. The treatment plan is highly individualized and may consist of many facets from relaxation techniques, yoga, stretching, nutrition support, meditation, dry needling and movement therapy. Treatment Goals The goals of physical therapy are to restore normal movement patterns, ones that have [...]

Injury Prevention for Tennis Players

2023-12-19T16:16:58-05:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: Sports Medicine Articles, Injury Prevention Articles, General Information, Physical Therapists News, Physical Therapy 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 [...]

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