Determining when to return an athlete back to sport following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction is one of the more challenging decisions for those in sports medicine. This topic has been meticulously-researched yet the decision is still mired in ambiguity from many interdependent, complex variables which can give rise to an increased risk. . .
Foam rolling is a popular and convenient method of self-myofascial release, used to increase myofascial mobility. It is an intervention used in physical therapy, rarely in isolation, but usually as an integral part of a comprehensive program aimed to help people move and function better. With the proper education, it is fairly easy for a. . .
Winter conditioning for Spring Sports is in full-swing, and it is not uncommon for athletes to experience pain or discomfort after resuming an exercise or training regimen. We have some tips for baseball or softball players to avoid injuries related to overhead throwing. Common injuries associated with overhead throwing: Low back injuries Muscle strains Overuse. . .
Stretching and Flexibility Stretching and flexibility are both important. If done right, stretching will lead to flexibility. It’s well known that those that are flexible are less prone to injury. There are the exceptions of course, just as with anything else. Even those on the Cirque de Soleil circuit still get hurt. For the majority. . .
At this time of year, health clubs and gyms are usually packed with people working on their New Year resolutions to lose weight, look better, put on some muscle mass and generally get into shape. Strength training is a vital part of any fitness program. There are many important benefits from strength training but also. . .
As we approach the end of the year, many people will be starting the new year with new resolutions. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to start a workout regimen. If this is your New Year’s resolution, it is important to remember to incorporate core training in to your plan. The core. . .
ACL Injuries, why they’re more common in females and can we help prevent them? We’ve all seen it, whether it was in person or on TV, an athlete falls to the floor grabbing her leg in pain. The gym goes silent. The same thing is going through everyone’s mind, what happened? Are they going to. . .
Emily Jones, PTA It’s that time of year again when outdoor activities take a cold turn. Fall and winter weather changes bring most of us indoors for treadmill exercise. For those who are brave enough to venture outdoors in the winter months for your daily exercise, we commend you! Here are a few things to. . .
This past weekend many youth basketball leagues and programs in and around Omaha have started up for their fall season. Youth basketball in the city has grown dramatically over the past 5 years with nearly 700 teams competing during the fall season and over 1000 teams competing during the winter season. Combine this number with. . .
Curtis Basnett, PT, DPT, AT, OCS You see it a lot in sports: an athlete gets hurt, comes back, and just does not quite seem the same. Something is off. The injury does not appear to be the problem. The (insert favorite appendage here) looks good, stronger than before even. Working in a physical therapy. . .