The Thoughts of a Sports Physical Therapist

With many treatment options available, how do you know what is best?! Check out our blog where we highlight the latest evidence to help you make informed decisions and see better results!
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Exercises for Hip Extension – 3

Finally (after post , , an ) we get to the top exercise for hip extension and the gluteus maximus! ...
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Exercises for Hip Extension – 2

Strengthening As promised, it is time for our first gluteus maximus exercise post! Why is this so important? Check out my ...
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Stretching the hip flexors to help get better motion for gluteus maximus strengthening

Exercises for Hip Extension – 1

A stretch? Well, I kind of lied in the last post. I said we would be looking at exercises for ...
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The Importance of Good Hip Extension

Efficient Hip Movement This past month saw the world's best compete in the Track and Field World Championship, and I enjoyed ...
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The cost of injury

Physical Therapy is trying to take over social media today. In honor of #GetPT1st we have a new blog post! ...
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Interview with Z-Flo, Inc.

The provider of our motion capture software Z-Flo, Inc. interviewed me about the process I use for running analysis. The ...
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Arthritis and Age in Runners

This is a shorter blog post, yay! We have done a few on running that are more detailed so you ...
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Single-Sport Athletes – Is Your Child a Pro?

"Why the spike in youth injuries?" "Multiple factors, but two stand out: specialization and what we call professionalism." - World-renowned ...
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What level of running is safe for children?

I keep seeing questions on various forums about children and running. Is it ok for them to run a 5k, ...
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How much pain is too much when I exercise?

Last post we discussed the evidence on Kinesiotape and saw that it is not currently an evidence-based treatment versus regular ...
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Kinesiotape – Fad, or Evidence Based Treatment?

Why all the multicolored tape? If you have watched any sport in the past few years either on TV or ...
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury prevention – Part 2

Last post, we discussed the anatomy and mechanics of the ACL, as well as what predisposes it to tears. This post ...
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury prevention – Part 1

This two-part blog post will look at the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear and what we can do to prevent ...
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What does a Physical Therapist do?

Misconception of the Physical Therapist I have practiced Physical Therapy both in the US and the UK, and in both ...
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The controversies of stretching, why, how, when?

There are many types of stretching, and many ideas on what stretching is, as well as when and how it should ...
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Piriformis Syndrome – a real pain in the butt?

Piriformis Syndrome - a real pain in the butt? Before we even discuss what this syndrome is, we should first ...
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