Archive for 'General'
Anterior knee pain or patella femoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the more common injuries that occur in the physically active population. A commonly accepted hypothesis is poor patella tracking secondary to ITB tightness and medial quadriceps weakness. More recently, researchers have recognized the influence of weakness of the hip abductors and lateral rotators on the control of knee motion.
GRASTON INSTRUMENT SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION AND HOME STRETCHING FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PLANTAR HEEL PAIN: A CASE SERIES
Brian Looney, DPT, DC, Terry Srokose DC, Joshua Cleland, PT, PhD, Cesar Fernandez-de-las-Penas, PT, PhD This study conducted at The Advanced Injury Treatment Center was just published in the peer reviewed Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics. I would like to thank the above co-authors for all the help. I couldn’t have done it without them. ABSTRACT [...]
Strength training for endurance athletes continues to this day to be a hot topic of a debate. This question may pose vast differences of opinion depending on whom you ask. I personally feel that it is a critical part of any endurance athlete’s training program. The intention of this blog is to present a research-based perspective to allow you, the runner, to make an informed decision as to whether or not it is right for you.
Posted: December 12th, 2010 under General, Injury Prevention, Physical Therapy, Running Injuries.
Tags: Active Release Technique, Advanced Injury Treatment Center, Bedford, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists, distance running, endurance performance, graston technique, NH, power, running economy, strength training
As kids return to school this fall it is a great time evaluate what is on their backs. Improper use of backpacks can be a major contributor to back pain in school-aged children, but following a few guidelines can significantly reduce the risks. The weight of the pack and its contents should not exceed 10% [...]
Tendonitis is one of the more common conditions that I treat and some of the most difficult to resolve. I am lumping the following conditions under this heading, Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow), Achilles Tendonitis, Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow) Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain), Patella Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee), Illiotibial Tendonitis (Runner’s Knee). The plain and simple truth as to why these conditions take so long to heal is the fact they aren’t tendonitis.
The shoulder is one of the most complicated joints in the human body and this unfortunately makes it very prone to injury during resistance training. Some basic background of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of the region can go a long way in preventing injuries.
Why do physical therapy and chiropractic treatment programs often fail? The answer to this question is simple “scar tissue”. Traditional physical therapy programs often jump right into stretches and strengthening exercises without first addressing the tissue dysfunction. This is putting the cart before the horse. You can not stretch and strengthen dysfunctional tissue and expect [...]
The fact that NSAIDS actually delay and hamper the healing of all soft tissues including muscle, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage is overwhelming supported in numerous studies
Posted: August 4th, 2010 under General, Injury Prevention, Physical Therapy, Sports Nutrition.
Tags: Advanced Injury Treatment Center, Bedford, graston technique, New Hampshire, NSAIDS, Sports Injuries
Over the last few months I have seen an increasing number of hamstring injuries which has inspired to me write this blog. Hamstring pulls or strains are one of the most common sports-related injuries. The hamstring, a group of 4 muscles in the back of the thigh, can be felt stretched as you bend forward [...]
Posted: July 17th, 2010 under General, Injury Prevention, Physical Therapy, Running Injuries.
Tags: Active Release Technique, Advanced Injury Treatment Center, biomechanics, hamstring Injuries, Injury Prevention
Chronic pain and chronic injuries can make an individual feel like they are always going to be limited in the types of activities they can comfortably participate in on a regular basis. I can’t say how many times I have heard someone say, “I used to play tennis 3-4 times per week, but now I [...]
Posted: July 6th, 2010 under Chiropractic, General, Injury Prevention.
Tags: adhesive capsulitis, chronic pain, frozen shoulder, golf, graston technique, GT, Injury Prevention, pain relief, shoulder, tennis