Posts Tagged ‘Movement’
Preseason Sports Screen
How did it become the end of summer already?! I feel like it was a couple of weeks ago we just started feeling that warm summer air hit and watch as our kids enjoyed baseball, softball, and swimming. Nevertheless here we sit, ready to embark on the upcoming fall season of sports. I’m sure many parents […]
Proprioception: The 6th Sense of the Body
Balance is a complex thing in life, but in the body it takes on a whole different meaning. Internally, we have to balance our heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol, breathing, and digestion. The most critical thing to balance our body functionally is something most people don’t even sense. It’s called Proprioception. Proprioception is our body’s […]
Surgery on the horizon? Make sure you PREHAB!
With Connecticut continuing to lead the country in our response to COVID-19, it has allowed many people to feel more comfortable with scheduling elective surgeries which may have been pushed off for months by the pandemic. But after months of recurring pain and increasing stiffness and restriction, are you at your best leading into your surgery? […]
Getting Back Outside
COVID-19 has taken its toll mentally and physically on all of us. Now fully engrossed in summer, we have seen businesses reopen, people returning to work, and our kids going back to camps and some sports. While all this change has been occurring, there is another change that has happened: We’ve gotten stiffer, weaker, and more […]
Foam Rolling: How Does It Work?
Foam rolling is a term that you often hear in the rehabilitation, exercise, and sports communities. But do you know what it is, how it works, or how to do it? Foam rolling is a form of self-myofascial release, which is basically a fancy term for self-massage. Foam rolling has many applications for people of […]
MRI Results: Where is my pain coming from?
A picture’s worth a thousand words… or is it? Neck pain preventing you from sitting? Shoulder pain with putting on your coat? Knee bothering you going up and down stairs? For an accurate diagnosis of these ailments, you may need an MRI…or do you? Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, was once thought to be the […]
I’m A Crossfitter….Do I Need a Physical Therapist?
As a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and a CrossFitter, I absolutely believe the answer is yes! Injuries and pain can sideline an athlete. And just like any other athlete, we hate to be sidelined.The main goal for the majority of CrossFitters is simply to be able to continue to do CrossFit. So why wait until […]
Movement Is Medicine
If I had a dime for every patient we saw that had a complaint about lack of movement, you’d be seeing me at my beach house in the Bahamas. Outside of pain, lack of mobility is the number one biggest complaint we get. In conjunction with pain and movement problems, the most common way for […]
Hip Flexor Tightness and Why It Is Killing Your Low Back
All of us have woken up from a long night sleep with that nagging pain through your lower back. We pull our knees to our chest….no relief. We try and rotate our lumbar spine hoping for our pain to reduce….nothing. Maybe it’s that pesky piriformis muscle we all keep hearing about. But none of this […]
- Adhesive Capsulitis: How to Thaw a Frozen ShoulderDecember 1, 2022
- Injury Prevention For Young AthletesAugust 22, 2022
- What Is Cold Laser Therapy?April 7, 2022
- Do I Need Surgery For My Rotator Cuff Tear?March 3, 2022
- Preseason Sports ScreenAugust 19, 2021