Sports / Fitness

 

Tennis Elbow

Written by Dhara Shah, PT, DPT, OCS Lateral elbow tendinopathy (previously termed tendonitis) or Tennis Elbow is a common overuse injury of the elbow and can affect daily and recreational activities. Typically, we see this type of injury in someone who is performing repetitive gripping and wrist movements. Activities such as typing, using a computer mouse, and grasping can overload the tendons on the outer part of your elbow. Notice that these activities are not just related to tennis! People who have never even picked up a racket can still get “tennis elbow”. Tendon injuries can sometimes be pesky, and we want to make sure that you know the stages that go into the recovery process.    Stop doing activities…

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Understanding Why Pain Persists

Here is a great whiteboard video that explains why pain can persist. It provides a visual that demonstrates that not all pain is the same and that pain is very much a perception of how we ourselves view pain in our own lives. We invite you to watch this 5 minute video. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments on how this might relate to the pain or injuries you might be experiencing.

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FUNCTIONAL FRIDAY: SINGLE LEG SERIES

Written by Tom Christ PT, DPT Single Leg Series  As first mentioned in the first Functional Friday blog, physical therapists will often ask their patients to perform a number of whole body movements that may seem irrelevant to the patient’s condition. Previously we discussed why PT’s will watch patients perform a squat motion, today we will discuss two other common functional movements, the single leg stance, and the single leg squat.  Single Leg Stance: While this seems like a simple task, the ability (or lack thereof) and the quality of performing a single leg stance provides PT’s a lot of information. This is a functional skill required for basic level daily activities. Think about walking for example, when walking we…

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Functional Friday: Body Weight Squat

Written by Tom Christ PT, DPT Body Weight Squat  You may have noticed that your physical therapist often asks you to perform a number of different movements such as walking, squatting, standing on one leg, and bending in different directions during the initial evaluation, or perhaps even during every visit.  Sometimes these motions seem completely irrelevant to the condition you are being treated for.  For example, why does my therapist need to watch me walk and squat if I have shoulder pain? Assuming you don’t walk on your hands, that is a completely rational thought.  Motion Stability’s new functional movement blog and Instagram series can help explain.  Let’s stick with the squat example.  Regardless of what injury or ailments you…

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Recovery is a Rollercoaster

Written by Stephanie Lievense, PT, DPT, OCS I have been a competitive athlete for twenty years – much longer than I’ve been a physical therapist! Growing up, I participated in softball, volleyball, basketball, tennis, golf, dance, and gymnastics. I did some swimming, biking, and running if I had any sort of off season but was never serious about it. When I started college and no longer had team sports to keep me in shape, I regularly started swimming, biking, running, lifting weights, and doing yoga and Pilates. By the time I graduated college, I started playing with the idea of triathlons. Right before I started my first year of physical therapy school, I competed in my first triathlon – The…

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More Isn’t Always Better

Written by Stephanie Lievense, PT, DPT, OCS Today is my third day working from home since the spread of Coronavirus. As a physical therapist, my hands are my business, therefore you can imagine how tough it is to actually get some quality work done at home! As a result, I have been all over FaceBook and Instagram to both get and give ideas. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: EVERYONE is offering online workouts, cooking classes, crafts, virtual social events, and more! There is SO much to do on the internet! I think it’s great that we are all banding together and trying to fulfill that need for human connection. However, I’ve really been thinking about all of the exercise…

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