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7 Common Youth Basketball Injuries

Posted on by Athletico
Basketball is a popular sport amongst youth athletes, but the duration of the season in combination with the athleticism required by players can lead to injury. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Wide Legged Straddle with Wall Assist

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
We are still targeting the inner thighs for January’s second weekly stretch. This week’s stretch is called the Wide Legged Straddle with wall assist. (more…)

Stronger than Yesterday: Setting Strength Training Goals

Posted on by Athletico
A New Year can be unpredictable, but setting authentic goals combined with genuine pursuit can usher in the kinds of change and inspiration you are seeking. If becoming stronger and more confident are goals you have in mind, this post has tips to make it happen! (more…)

5 Exercise Tips For the New Year

Posted on by Donald Smith
Many people decide that the start of the New Year is a good time to get in shape. They know that exercise helps them feel better mentally and physically, while also improving their strength, flexibility and endurance. What many don’t think about, however, is that exercise can hurt too. (more…)

Sever’s Disease in Young Gymnasts

Posted on by Amy Bell, PT, DPT
Heel pain is common in young children and it can be attributed to a condition called Sever’s disease. Sever’s disease, which is also referred to as calcaneal apophysitis, is a result of inflammation of the growth plate of the heel. It is common in children who play sports that involve running or jumping, such as soccer, football, basketball and gymnastics. Gymnasts, however, are particularly affected due to the high level of jumping from a young age and because they are often barefoot when running and jumping. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Reclined Frog Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
Happy 2017! To start off the New Year, we will be stretching the muscles of the inner thigh. Many people may experience tightness in this muscle group, also called Adductors. For the first week of January we will perform a Reclined Frog Stretch, which is a gentle stretch with a longer hold. (more…)

Stronger than Yesterday: Why Should I Strength Train?

Posted on by Athletico
Fads are common in the fitness world, just think of Richard Simmons videos, Boflex infomercials and Shake Weights as examples. Some fitness fads, however, can stand the test of time. Recently there has been increased popularity in strength training. This type of exercise, which is also referred to as resistance training, is designed to improve muscular fitness as the muscles generate force against external stimuli.1 Unlike other fitness fads, strength training is timeless because it helps to preserve and maintain healthy muscle. (more…)

A Musician’s Guide to Injury Prevention

Posted on by Brian Whittington, PT, DPT, CMTPT
Many musicians make playing an instrument look effortless. What looks like second nature to them is actually the culmination of thousands of hours of meticulous practice. What many people overlook, however, is that all of the time spent practicing and performing can actually result in injuries, similar to any other person honing a particular skill. Although musician injuries may not be viewed as severe as other orthopedic injuries, they can still result in restrictions for high-level activities. (more…)
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