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What The Cup!

What The Cup!

What The Cup! What Exactly is Cupping and How Can It Help You? By: Jade Somboonthum, PT, DPT Myofascial decompression, better known as cupping therapy, has been popularized over the past couple of years.  Although its emergence into the mainstream has been recent, its origin is of ancient eastern medicine.  The most notable use ofContinue Reading »

Alternative Core Exercises

Alternative Core Exercises

With the current state of the world, it is very easy to become sedentary in our lifestyle.  More people are working from home on their desk and developing bad posture and pain. Additionally, gyms have recently opened up to limited capacity, but some might feel hesitant to return.  Home workouts are increasing as people tryContinue Reading »

Stress Fracture? No need to stress here!

Stress Fracture? No need to stress here!

A stress fracture is a small, thin break in a bone which occurs due to repetitive activities which the bone has not been able to adapt to. Stress fractures are most often seen in the weight bearing bones of the lower extremity, especially the metatarsals, calcaneus (heel bone), tibia, and fibula. Stress fractures can occurContinue Reading »

Leg Length

Leg Length

Truth Behind Leg Length AsymmetriesDo you ever feel like one of your legs is longer than the other? Has it always been like that? Is this something that you have just noticed recently?In order to answer these questions, it is important to understand the 2 different types of leg length discrepancies:  1.Anatomical – structural limbContinue Reading »

You Are More Than Just An Image

You Are More Than Just An Image

Why you shouldn’t put all of your eggs in a basket with diagnostic imaging!Diagnostic imaging such as X-Rays, MRI’s, and CT scans can help determine what issues are causing your pain. These images give healthcare providers insight in order to determine the proper diagnosis and plan of care. However, when it comes to movement basedContinue Reading »

Myths of Sciatica

Myths of Sciatica

Sciatica is a frequently diagnosed condition and is usually the result of a neurological problem of an entrapped nerve. It is commonly associated with low back pain and “shooting” pain or numbness down either leg. The most common cause of sciatica is due to compression of the sciatic nerve by a herniated disc; however, thereContinue Reading »

12 Days of Mobility

12 Days of Mobility

STAY MOBILE DURING THE HOLIDAYSOver the past few days we have been posting on instagram our favorite mobility drills. So we decided to place all the mobility exercises in one video! So you guys can have it in one place. If any of these exercises helped you stay mobile, please share with a friend!  Disclaimer:Continue Reading »

The Five Pillars of the Squat

The Five Pillars of the Squat

 One of the biggest limiters in the squat is ankle mobility! Restrictions in the ankle joint can prevent proper forward knee travel, forcing the torso to bend forward and hips to shift backwards in order to keep the weight over the middle of the foot. Ensuring we have proper dorsiflexion can allow for an uprightContinue Reading »

What to Know About Lumbar Microdiscectomies

What to Know About Lumbar Microdiscectomies

Spine surgeries are almost never the first option for a person with lower back pain or radicular pain (i.e. sciatica), but when conservative treatment with PT, injections, and other treatments have failed, it may be time to discuss surgical options with your doctor. A common lumbar surgery which is less invasive than a fusion orContinue Reading »

I Pulled My Groin

I Pulled My Groin

Grading is the KeyGroin strains are prevalent injuries that occur in the active and athletic population; especially with activities that include repetitive twisting, turning, sprinting and kicking. Injury usually occurs in 3 ways: blunt trauma, repetitive injury through overuse, and forceful contraction. Groin strains, like all muscles strains, are graded by severity:Grade 1 – minimal toContinue Reading »

Improving Shoulder Stability for Swimmers

Improving Shoulder Stability for Swimmers

Strong scaps = stronger swimmer. Here’s how better scapular stability will help you swim faster and avoid injury.KEEP YOUR SHOULDERS HEALTH THROUGH OUT THE SEASONYou constantly are pushing your shoulders over the season. Rotating, pulling, and pushing for hours on end each day, week after week, for years on end! Believe it or not almostContinue Reading »

Access More With Your Hips

Access More With Your Hips

Unlocking the full potential of your hips will improve your performance in & out the gym. The hips are the power house to so many athletic movements. It’s not secret that compound movements such as the deadlift, squats, etc help improve athletic performance. But we can also be putting the breaks on our performance ifContinue Reading »

How to Jump & Avoid Injuries!

How to Jump & Avoid Injuries!

ACL Injuries is the most common injury on & off the field. Very common in collegiate and high school athletes of all sports. My personal thoughts on this issue is that many athletes are receiving poor training programs and poor feedback. This blog & video will touch upon the mechanics of jumping and landing properly. LandingContinue Reading »

What Happens After ACL Surgery?

What Happens After ACL Surgery?

ACL Reconstruction: Phase 1 (early strengthening)After your first 1-2 weeks of surgery, your knee should start to feel more comfortable and you should be able to tolerate more exercise in physical therapy. During this phase you will continue to protect your recent ACL graft in PT by gradually progressing your knee flexion (bending) range ofContinue Reading »

Marathon Training: Less is More

Marathon Training: Less is More

Train smarter, not harder to get to the finish line There are people all over the world right now logging miles to prep for the title “marathon finisher”. With all those people running all those miles, there are a lot of injuries waiting to happen. Here are a few tips to make the most ofContinue Reading »

What To Do When You Have a Bulged Disc

What To Do When You Have a Bulged Disc

A bulging or herniated disc occurs when an intervertebral disc, which serves as a cushion between the vertebrae, loses its typical shape and compresses a spinal nerve. To understand what a bulging or herniated disc is, let’s dive into what a intervertebral disc is. An intervertebral disc has two main parts: an outer shell ofContinue Reading »

Plyometrics After Surgery

Plyometrics After Surgery

To be specific with when & who should be doing plyometrics. We will be talking about the last rehab phase of ACL Reconstruction. The last phase should be focused on preparing for return to sport. Jumping and hopping should be consecutive and performed in all planes of motion. Running and sprinting should be initiated andContinue Reading »

What Is Scapular Dyskinesis?

What Is Scapular Dyskinesis?

Scapular dyskinesis refers to the abnormal mobility or function of the scapula ( Shoulder blade). The scapula fulfills many roles to facilitate optimal function of the shoulder. Commonly, scapular winging is thought of being the result of muscle weakness or imbalance, as well as poor timing of muscular contraction. It can also develop from poor overheadContinue Reading »

Strengthening Exercises for Golfers

Strengthening Exercises for Golfers

Let’s talk about Golfers. Most of the time coaches forget that Golfers are Power Athletes! Where does the power come from? The Hips! The sequence of power for the Golf swing is very similar to sequences we see in other throwing and rotational events. If you scroll down below we have both Mobility & StrengtheningContinue Reading »

Blood Flow Restriction Training & Physical Therapy

Blood Flow Restriction Training & Physical Therapy

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is a training method partially restricting Arterial Flow and fully restricting Venous Outflow in working muscles during exercise. BFR dates back to the 60’s, Dr. Yoshiaki Sato in Japan, where it was known as “Kaatsu Training,” meaning training with added pressure. Now Kaatsu Training is performed all over the world andContinue Reading »

Healthy Hips for Athletes

Healthy Hips for Athletes

The hips are a power house of the body. Hip strength, development, and mobility are crucial to success in any athlete venture. I treat too many athletes with hip injuries that require them to miss practice time from their sport or even stop working out! The majority of hip injuries I see happen either early inContinue Reading »

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