Wahoo clinic’s Aquatic Center was featured on the local Wahoo Newspaper last week. This is one of three Makovicka Physical Therapy clinics with a warm water therapy pool. Click the link to read: https://www.wahoo-ashland-waverly.com/news/physical-therapy-using-warm-water-treatment/article_178555ea-ff02-11e8-a2dd-2f730f0fa1f7.html. . .
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. . .
Whether you are just getting started in running, or have been a runner for years, it is not uncommon to have aches and pains. Muscle soreness, joint aches, stiffness and minor pains are common complaints when training. If these symptoms linger or become more intense it could be time to seek out professional help and. . .
Goodbye snow, hello sun. When you have spring fever and the weather improves, it is tempting to go outside and start exercising at a high intensity. In order to stay safe and injury free, there are a few things to keep in mind when beginning your new routine. Dress for the weather. Spring time in the. . .
With the winter Olympics in full swing, many people may be getting the itch to hit the slopes themselves. Before you hit the slopes, you should be aware of the common knee injuries related to downhill skiing and how to prevent them. Changes in ski equipment over the years, including the bindings, boots, and skis. . .
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. . .
It’s that time of year again to start our New Year’s resolutions. If your resolution is improving your fitness you can do so at home or at the gym. The treadmill, elliptical, recumbent bike, strength training, and aquatic exercise are all good for improving cardiovascular health, promoting healthy joints and muscles, weight loss, and improving. . .
The ice storm that we are experiencing has been forecasted for several days, and it came as expected. Sidewalks, streets, driveways, and steps are covered with ice, making it hazardous to be outside. But if you do need to go out, we urge you to be careful. Allow ice melt to diminish the ice around. . .
The colder temperatures that have settled in don’t lie – winter is here! Snow is inevitable and before long we will be digging out the snow shovels. Before the first scoopful, review these precautions to prevent injuries from shoveling: Select the Proper Shovel: A lightweight shovel with a long handle is best. Ergonomic shovels with. . .
Injuries are a common with running, especially when you are just getting started. Most running injuries are due to overuse and are the result of increasing distance or speed too quickly, or muscle imbalance, improper footwear, poor bio mechanics or other training errors. Rachel, a physical therapist in our Pine Lake clinic and avid runner,. . .