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Who is at Risk for Jumper’s Knee?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Sports that involve high levels of running and jumping can leave athletes at increased risk for certain injuries. Basketball is an example of a sport that can predispose athletes to knee pain. Several studies have shown that the knee is the most common site of injury reported in adolescent basketball players, both male and female.1,2 (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Kneeling Shin Stretch

Posted on by Athletico
For the fourth week of January, we will be performing a Kneeling Shin Stretch with a foam roller. (more…)

Reaching the Top: Tips for Your Next Stair Climb

Posted on by Athletico
I registered on a whim for my first Hustle Up the Hancock stair climb thinking it would be something cool and unique. However, my rationale for registering did not provide the best parameters for designing a training program. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Side Lunge Shin Stretch

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For the third week of our shin series we will be performing a Side Lunge Shin Stretch. You will feel this stretch in your inner thigh muscles as well as in the muscles from the bottom of your knee to the top of your foot. (more…)

Importance of Lower Extremity Strengthening for Overhead Athletes

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Overhead athletes play a variety of sports, including baseball, lacrosse, football, volleyball and even tennis. These athletes require power and strength in their dominant extremity for overhead positions. However, it is important to also consider the lower extremities of these athletes in a strengthening program. (more…)

Best Sleeping Positions for your Neck and Back

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
In my experience as a physical therapist, one of the most common reasons patients seek out physical therapy is due to pain of the spine. Although certain factors related to neck or back pain are outside of our control (such as aging or arthritis), there are many factors that we do have influence over – including sleeping position.

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Stretch of the Week: Curtsy Shin Stretch

Posted on by Athletico
For the second week of January, we will be performing a Curtsy Shin Stretch. You will feel this stretch in the muscles from the bottom of your knee to the top of your foot. (more…)

Winter Workouts: Cold Weather Considerations

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Winter is here and the weather is cold and snowy, but your workouts do not have to stop. Cold weather athletes participate in events that include skiing, cold weather running and triathlons. (more…)
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