Posts Tagged ‘Orthopedics’

Injury Prevention For Young Athletes

In recent years, more and more kids are playing a single sport year-round.  Is it to better their skill set?  Of course, it is!  Anyone who has played a sport or performed an activity at a high level of skill knows that repetition is critical to improvement.  But what are the costs of giving up […]

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Cervicogenic Headaches and Dry Needling

Cervicogenic headaches are a common cause of headaches and frequently seen in the physical therapy profession. These type of headaches can be very painful, and even debilitating.  However they differ from a true migraine. Cervicogenic headaches often have a musculoskeletal component associated with them, and that is a physical therapists specialty. People with cervicogenic headaches […]

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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?  […]

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Preseason Movement Screens Are Badly Needed In Youth Athletics

Starting this time of year, the pediatricians office is flooded with parents lining up to get their children through their yearly preseason physical so they can participate in sports once the school year kicks off again. Ensuring our young athletes health and well being is of the utmost importance. Detection of underlying breathing issues, cardiac conditions, and […]

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What is Dry Needling and How Can it Help?

Dry Needling (DN) is a skilled intervention performed by physical therapists at our clinic which uses a thin needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular spasms, connective tissues for the management of nerve/skeletal pain and restricted movement. Trigger points are defined as palpable, tense bands of skeletal muscle fibers that […]

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KEYS TO SWINGING FIT AND EFFICIENTLY – DO I NEED NEW CLUBS, A GOLF PRO INSTRUCTOR, MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL OR FITNESS INSTRUCTOR?

As the golf industry continues to evolve in advancements in 3D swing analysis and training aides, as well as club and golf balls technology, amateur and professional players alike are looking to achieve the most effective, efficient and safely repeatable swing they can. Players all want more distance and to play well, without hurting themselves and sacrificing […]

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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 […]

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