EXERCISE IS MEDICINE

Exercise Is Medicine

I love fitness and all aspects of fitness. Whether that is running, lifting weights, doing CrossFit, playing sports, or being active and outside. That’s my thing and what I enjoy doing, but at the same time I realize some people do not have the same enthusiasm for getting a good sweat on. I believe exercise is medicine both physiologically and …

Sports Certified Specialist

Sports Certified Specialization

Specialist Certification: Sports In 1981, the APTA House of Delegates approved board certification in the area of sports. The first sports specialist certification examination was administered in 1987. As of June 2016, ABPTS has certified 1,914 sports specialists. Sports Certified Specialist: Why Certify? Certified specialists report that board certification has improved both their personal and professional lives! Increased research and …

Sports Physical Therapy Section SPTS Association

Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS)

The second largest component member of the APTA.

Study Validating Positive Influence of Local Muscle Vibration during Foam Rolling on Range of Motion and Pain

Study Validating Positive Influence of Local Muscle Vibration during Foam Rolling on Range of Motion and Pain

Hyperice, a leader in recovery and movement enhancement technology, recently announced up to a 40 percent increase in range of motion when applying vibration during foam rolling. The findings result from a study utilizing the Hyperice VYPER, which the Hyperice team, including Scientific Advisory Board Chairman, Dr. Michael Clark, and researchers from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including renowned researcher …

Anthony Katz Hyperice

Anthony Katz

Founder, Hyperice Inc

ost Op Knee Strategies for Stimulating the Healing Process

Post Op Knee Strategies for Stimulating the Healing Process

I’m always looking for ways to improve the outcomes for our post-operative patients. One of my irritations over the years has been with the braces that some orthopedic surgeons place on knee patients while in the operating room, shortly after closing their incision and then require their use for 7-10 days (or longer). I understand the thought process of the …

Mitch Hauschildt

Mitch Hauschildt

MA, ATC, CSCS

Training Athletes and Patients for Explosive Strength

Training Athletes and Patients for Explosive Strength

Since strength training was first studied as a method for preparing strength and power athletes for competition, it has been recognized that peak force takes some time to reach. And yet some athletic movements are completed in just 100 – 150ms. Therefore, the rate at which force is developed is likely at least as important for athletes as maximum strength. Training …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Common Yoga Injuries and How They Can Be Treated or Avoided with RockTape

Common Yoga Injuries and How They Can Be Treated or Avoided with RockTape

Yoga is incredibly popular all over the world, especially in the US. Yoga Journal’s 2012 study showed that 20.4 million Americans practiced yoga, spending $10.3 billion per year on classes, equipment, clothing, yoga vacations and media. The study also found that 82% of American yoga practitioners were female, 63% fell within the age range of 18-44, 45% of survey responders considered themselves to …

Stuart Wilson PT RockTape Medical Advisor

Stuart Wilson

MS, PT, Master Instructor, RockTape

HIP SOCKETS AND SQUAT DEPTH – HOW INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IMPACT SQUAT PERFORMANCE

How Individual Differences Impact Squat Performance – Part II

HIP SOCKETS AND SQUAT DEPTH – HOW INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IMPACT SQUAT PERFORMANCE By Dr. Zachary Long In Part I of this series on individualizing squat technique prescriptions, we covered how an athlete’s hip and ankle mobility (or lack thereof) can impact their squat form. These variations in individual anatomy mean that many of the “rules” for what a proper squat should look like are …

Dr. Zachary Long

Dr. Zachary Long

Physical Therapist and CrossFit Coach

Highlights From Our Month

April Recap

It seems as if we were just recapping the month of March and now we’re saying goodbye to April! We are enjoying the spring season and hope you and your patients are, too. The articles we published on PT Aligned this month were filled with tips for your patients, new product announcements, treatment techniques and much more – it was …

Can Superfeet help your patients with low back pain and other conditions?

Can Superfeet Help Your Patients with Low Back Pain and Other Conditions?

Superfeet: The Original Support since 1977 Superfeet® founders, doctors Dennis Brown, D. SC (Hon) and Chris Smith, D.P.M., combined over 90 years of experience and biomechanical expertise to develop the distinct Superfeet shape. Pioneers of prescription graphite orthotics at their Northwest Podiatric Laboratory, Dennis and Chris found that the majority of people – upwards of 80% – would benefit from a biomechanically correct insole. …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

Can Stretching Make You Stronger?

Can Stretching Make You Stronger?

Whether to do static stretching or not can be a very contentious issue. On the one hand, static stretching (especially intense stretching lasting >60 seconds) is known to reduce force in subsequent exercise. Many strength coaches therefore recommend against doing static stretching before a workout, or before a practice or competition, when working with athletes. On the other hand, inter-set …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research