October 8, 2014

Ski Season

24 Days till Ski Season: Get Slope Ready Nothing is worse than ending your ski season early due to injury. Most injuries in skiing/snowboarding occur at the end of the day. What does this mean? As we fatigue we become more susceptible to injury. Those 160cm or greater boards...
September 2, 2014

Barefoot Running

As a Physical Therapist working in a sports medicine setting, I see my fair share of running injuries and lately the question about the pros and cons of barefoot running inevitably comes up. The most common reason for runners to change running style or footwear is an injury or...
September 2, 2014

The Shoulder

Proper shoulder function depends on intricate relationships between muscle groups, tendons, bone structures and more. Comprehensive shoulder assessment and treatment should focus on the Thoracic Spine, Scapula, Rotator Cuff and the Gleno-Humeral joint while also addressing posture and energy transfer throughout the entire kinetic chain. Thoracic Spine: If an...
August 28, 2014

Stretching Unraveled

Most of us remember the pain of stretching and still use it during our warm up routine. But is it really beneficial or even necessary? It is a common misunderstanding that in order to prevent injury we must turn ourselves into contortionists. Out of habit, many athletes perform static...
August 26, 2014

Overuse Injuries

Overuse Injuries or Cumulative Trauma Disorder A study reported in The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy follows 131 tri-athletes before and during their competitive season. 50% sustained an injury in the 6 months pre-season, 37% during their 10 week competition. Out of these injuries, 68% of the...

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