Safely returning an athlete to competition after ACL reconstruction is a highly individualized process. The 2016 Consensus statement on return to sport from the first World Congress in Sports Physical Therapy discusses three main components to Return to Sport: Return to participation, return to sport, and return to performance.
Overuse injuries are among the most common causes of injuries in adult and youth sports. But don't be confused, overuse injuries are not just limited to athletes. Any repetitive movement can lead to an injury if the warning signs are ignored.
Nearly 10.2 million Americans 50 years and older suffer from osteoporosis. In addition, 43.4 million Americans suffer from low bone mass. Learning how to counteract the natural decline of bone mineral density can play a crucial role in reducing the risk of injury during your golden years.
Almost everyone experiences low back pain at some point in their life. Poor posture, faulty body mechanics, sedentary lifestyles, and lack of exercise can all contribute to the achy feeling. Sometimes the pain can be more complex, involving an injury or the bodys natural degenerative process. Regardless of the cause, you should follow some basic strategies to help manage the pain.
The term Electromyographic Biofeedback may seem like a mouthful but the rehab benefits are mounting. The primary use of EMG biofeedback is to monitor voluntary muscle activation as it relates to neuromuscular control. This treatment method assists with retraining the body's natural electrical system to contract it's muscles - a foundational concept after any injury.
When was the last time you had your musculoskeletal system examined? Do you have aches and pains that you've just decided to live with?
Society has conditioned us to see the dentist regularly, along with annual physical and eye exams. Unfortunately, most people never think twice about having a yearly exam with a doctor of physical therapy.