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How can we prevent common football injuries?

We are pleased to reprint this article authored by Mitch Hauschildt for Webexercises. How can we prevent common football injuries? with Mitch Hauschildt, MA, ATC, CSCS This month we are excited to feature Mitch Hauschildt in our blog to get some ideas on why and how we can help players preventing common football injuries. Mitch Hauschildt, MA, ATC, CSCS serves …

Mitch Hauschildt

Mitch Hauschildt

MA, ATC, CSCS

Rehab Strategies for Whiplash Associative Disorder – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article we discussed Whiplash Associative Disorder and the implications that go along with the condition. Here we’ll discuss some ways you can address the complications and potential rehab strategies. SOME EXAMPLES OF EXERCISES USING VISUAL FEEDBACK: Below are some examples of potential exercises — you can also do these without visual feedback. The visual feedback just …

Genetic Factors in Rotator Cuff Pathology – Part 2

Do your genes predispose you to rotator cuff problems? Studies show that genetic and cellular markers may predispose a patient to an initial rotator cuff tear as well as impair subsequent healing. In addition to gaining a better understanding of the elaborate cellular signaling associated with rotator cuff tearing, several studies have begun to explore the influence of a person’s …

Travis Orth

Athletico

The science of pain and analgesics

Understanding pain starts with understanding its relationship with the brain. Pain stems from the brain. Scientists now know that pain doesn’t originate from bodily tissues, as we once thought. It only exists if the brain interprets signals from the body as “painful.” Everyone experiences pain differently. Some people will feel more pain than others during a similar experience. External factors can influence …

Dr Phil Page PT TheraBand Academy

Dr. Phil Page

PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, Director of Clinical Education and Research at the Thera-Band Academy.

A new wireless rehab solution – kiio

If you prescribe rehab exercises, you know how time-intensive it is to accurately measure, store, and communicate objective, force-over-time data during patient exercise. And then you have to spend more time transferring that objective, patient compliance data into your EMR. A new product has hit the market that will change the way you work. The Kiio Sensor and Kiio Solution incorporate …

Marc Sherry

Marc Sherry

Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer

A technique to relieve muscle cramps

Reciprocal Inhibition: A technique to help relieve muscle cramps and gain flexibility

For more than 35 years, I have spent time with many different sports, many age ranges from elementary school through the 4th decade, at pretty much every level of competition from AYSO soccer up through every school age, Olympic and professional levels. The one thing that all athletes are susceptible to is muscle cramping. Earlier in my career, after I …

David S. Myers

David S. Myers

PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, ATC/L

Rehab Strategies for WAD

Rehab Strategies for Whiplash Associative Disorder and Context

Whiplash, known to practitioners as “WAD” or Whiplash Associative Disorder, is a collection of symptoms associated with a specific traumatic onset. If you are familiar with rehabbing this cohort, you’ll know that symptoms tend to be more chronic in nature, and it is a condition that tends to respond differently than the typical mechanical neck pain patient. This blog will …

The “3Rs” Release, Restore, Retrain

We all know that an exercise programs should be a cornerstone of an effective care plan. This especially holds true for conditions that are primarily caused by muscle imbalances or dysfunctional movement patterns. Research also shows that exercise is instrumental in preventing and treating chronic pain. But we also know that patients often prefer to avoid exercise during episodes of …

Friederike Aprea

Friederike Aprea

Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Business Development at WebExercises, Inc.

Effects of a Short-Duration Stretching on Elbow and Shoulder Range of Motion – Part 2

Although the characteristics of shoulder and elbow passive range of motion (PROM) measurements in the overhead throwing athlete have been well documented, these measurements are highly variable according to the population studied (e.g., baseball pitchers vs. non-pitchers; professional vs. high school athletes), the motion measured (e.g., internal rotation [IR] vs. external rotation [ER]), and the technique employed (e.g., moving the …

Kyle Yamashiro

Kyle Yamashiro, PT, CSCS

President and Owner - Results Physical Therapy and Training Center

Make sure your patients play an ACTIVE role in their health and fitness goals

One of the “success philosophies” we have in our clinic is: “Get patients healthy, but also, educate them on what they should be doing outside your clinic to help them reach their goals.” Sometimes that second part gets lost in diagnosis codes, billing codes, authorization, number of visits… but ultimately many times it proves to be the most important part of …

Dr. Alan Sokoloff

Dr. Alan Sokoloff

Doctor of Chiropractic, DACBSP, Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, team chiropractor for the Baltimore Ravens, POWERplay in Sports executive board member.