Physical Therapy to Prevent and Heal Gymnastics Injuries

Sports injuries are common, and gymnastics has more than its fair share. The majority of gymnastics injuries are caused by poor form, accidents, and poor preparation. Physical therapy can help your prepare for intense gymnastics, and can also help you recover from a serious injury. Here is how to use youth physical therapy to prevent and heal gymnastics injuries. […]

By |2019-06-21T15:35:41+00:00January 15th, 2019|Gymnastic Injuries|

Physical Therapy for Hockey Players

There is a wide variety of possible injuries during any sporting event. If you are on a sports team, then you are aware of the risks that you take during every game. Even if you are covered in armor and padding, you can still be seriously injured. Hockey is a prime example of this as hockey players wear some of the best padding available and are still injured regularly. Fortunately, physical therapy can help with these injuries. Here is what you need to know about youth [...]

By |2019-06-21T15:37:27+00:00January 10th, 2019|Physical Therapy for Hockey Players|

Top 5 Most Common Basketball Injuries

Basketball injuries are more common than you’d think. Although basketball isn’t as close of a contact sport as football or hockey, it is still possible to injure yourself while playing. Basketball is still an intense and engaging sport. Anytime that you’re involved in a sport, it’s possible to face a sports injury. Here are the most common basketball injuries to keep an eye out for. […]

By |2018-11-16T16:24:43+00:00November 16th, 2018|Basketball injuries|

Most Common Lacrosse Injuries

Originally played by Native Americans as early as 1100 CE, lacrosse is part of the Iroquois tradition. Lacrosse was well-documented by Jesuit priests by the 17th century, and it is often referred to as “America’s first sport.” Combining elements of basketball, soccer, and hockey, the high-agility sport is rapidly becoming one of the most popular sports across North America. Men’s and women’s rules differ significantly, and physical demands vary widely by position. Therefore, it is vital for each player to embark on an individualized training program [...]

By |2019-06-21T15:40:11+00:00September 26th, 2018|Lacrosse Injuries|

Most Common Gymnastics Injuries

According to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, gymnastics has one of the highest injury rates of any girls’ sport. Nearly 100,000 young gymnasts are injured every year. Many of these injuries are minor, but some can be quite serious. Here is what you should know about the most common gymnastics injuries. […]

By |2018-09-26T00:41:10+00:00September 26th, 2018|Gymnastic Injuries|

Physical Therapy for Knee Pain: What to Expect

The human knee is a hinge joint that connects the shin (tibia) to the thigh bone (femur), with the kneecap (patella) at the front of the joint. The knee contains four ligaments and two shock absorbers known as menisci. Knee pain can be caused by many factors including strain, injury, and repetitive stress, though occasionally no specific cause can be found. […]

By |2018-09-14T14:43:05+00:00September 14th, 2018|physical therapy for knee pain|

Physical Therapy for Muscle Imbalance: What to Expect

Most people come to physical therapy to heal from an injury or surgery, or to get relief from a chronic condition such as arthritis. Yet physical therapy has benefits for virtually everyone. Regardless of your current level of fitness, you may experience recurring aches and pains or even stiffness in one or more areas of your body. In many cases, these pains are caused by muscle imbalances that physical therapy can treat. […]

By |2019-06-21T15:14:49+00:00September 7th, 2018|Muscle Imbalance|

7 Reasons to Visit a Physical Therapy Clinic

Physical therapy is a broad field that can assist people of all ages who suffer from injuries, illnesses, or chronic conditions that limit their functional movement. A highly customized physical therapy program can restore your previous level of functioning, improve your overall health and fitness, and reduce your risk of future injury. Physical therapy is considered a safe and conservative approach to managing the effects of many different medical conditions on muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. Here are 7 reasons to visit a physical therapy [...]

By |2018-08-31T17:43:30+00:00August 31st, 2018|Reasons to Visit a Physical Therapy Clinic|

Physical Therapy for Sciatica: What You Need to Know

Pain that travels through the sciatic nerve from the lower back into the leg, sciatica can also cause tingling, numbness, and weakness. The pain generally appears on one side and is worsened by sitting, though standing and walking can also be challenging. Sciatica is not a medical condition, but is a symptom of another condition such as spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease. Therefore, it is important to diagnose and treat the underlying condition. However, physical therapy can also ease the pain of sciatica and reduce [...]

By |2018-08-28T20:00:19+00:00August 28th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Sciatica|

Why Sports Physical Therapy Is Important

Research shows that sports have a laundry list of benefits, from learning to work as a team to boosting self confidence to improving overall health. Professional athletes can even make significant amounts of money from their chosen sport. Yet anytime you push your body to excel, you increase your risk for injury. Physical therapy should be an integral part of your sports program for three key reasons. Performance Boost Physical therapy is designed to identify areas of weakness or poor fitness, and to improve their functionality [...]

By |2018-06-28T13:46:57+00:00June 28th, 2018|Sports Physical Therapy|
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