Calling all runners! Studies show that up to 90% of runners will experience injury at some point during their running tenure and as low as 20% actually seek medical care--this does not have to be the case. Runners commonly experience low back, hip, knee and foot pain for a multitude of reasons. Runners strike the ground between 800-1500x/mile with forces from 1.5-5x body weight, so it is important that your running form looks good and you are wearing a properly fitted running
In 2010, I was introduced to a very unique and innovative method for physical therapy treatment called The Neurac Method, which utilizes the Redcord Suspension Workstation. People often ask me what things I have learned that have made the most impact on how I treat people in the clinic today. Neurac and Redcord was a game changer for me. After all my time on the WTA Tour learning from some of the best practitioners in the world, I felt I was a pretty good physical therapist.
Nagging aches, pains and injuries can limit your daily functions and if you are an athlete, can limit your sports performance. Some athletes think that taking anti-inflammatories, wearing a brace, or icing are the only answers for all their aches and pains and that they have to live with the pain or give up their sport. For those of you who don't play sports but are active, are running after the kids, or sit at a desk all day also struggle with these daily aches and pains a
Injuries to the lower leg are common in tennis due to the high demand of the sport and the repetitive, quick movements required. “Tennis leg” is an severe strain and incomplete tear of the calf muscle fibers in the lower leg. The calf muscles include the superficial gastrocnemius, the larger of the lower leg muscles, and the soleus, the smaller, deeper muscle that runs under the gastrocnemius. The Achilles tendon connects the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles to the heel bon
Is your elbow giving out on you when you play tennis? Do you feel pain whenever you grip your racket, type, text, write, carry something, or shake hands? You may be suffering from tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is a dreaded injury among tennis players and makes up at least 25% of my work week. Tennis elbow, clinically referred to as Lateral Epicondylitis or Tendinopathy (depending on that stage of the injury), plagues approximately 40-50% of all recreational racquet sport athlete