Fortunately, there are alternatives to those clunky machines at the gym. I will discuss common exercise equipment that can be avoided and more functional alternatives that you can do with or without a gym membership.
There have been multiple studies that show the combination of blood flow occlusion and low level exercises (think bodyweight exercises) can induce strength and hypertrophy, similar to someone lifting heavy weights most days of the week.
For others, their sprains are frequent, more severe and seem to occur randomly. Sometimes, the sprain can happen even when standing still! In the medical world this pattern of sprains is known as chronic ankle instability...
It’s important to note then, because your time is precious, the correlation between muscle/joint health with your overall well-being. It’s the muscles and joints that owe a large portion of their good health to mobility…
The intangibles that made players like Tom Brady and Antonio Brown great are near impossible to measure. However, something that often gets overlooked in all the madness of a 40-yard dash and 20-yard shuttle time is how an athlete moves biomechanically and how this may predispose the athlete to a devastating injury. While selecting the next NFL superstar is an imperfect science, determining the injury risk of any athlete can be much more precise.
Golf injuries are not limited to amateur golfers. 50% of tour players have an injury that knocks them out for at least 3 weeks per year(…)
They say variety is the spice of life, but for some youth players, parents, and coaches there is a common misconception that the only way to play at the next level is to specialize in one sport, and play it year-round.
With Opening Day right around the corner, I think we should all take a moment to reflect on the Chicago Cubs’ most epic, mythical, reality-bending, mind-boggling run in baseball history.
If your wrist pain is severe or isn’t getting better, please seek care! Physical therapists (like me!) are specifically trained to improve joint mobility and to improve the movement and balance in your body, and are a great place to start for wrist and hand pain.
Over the years, PT has continued to evolve from a passive medical field to a dynamic field focused on improving the function of everyone we help.