A Physical Therapist’s Guide to Winter Sports Injury Prevention

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Winter sports lovers unite!  Winter is here, and many of us are excited to hit the slopes or trails for winter sports fun. However, it’s important to remember that these activities use different muscle groups and put greater force on our joints, making it crucial to prepare our bodies properly. Without proper preparation, you are […]

Understanding and Alleviating Winter Knee Pain

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The cold winter weather brings seasonal challenges, especially for those engaged in sports or activities that put significant stress on the knees.  Winter knee pain stems from various sources. Cold weather conditions can exacerbate pre-existing conditions like arthritis, prior injuries, or strains. The drop in temperature can cause muscles and ligaments surrounding the knee joint […]

Finding Relief through Back Pain Physical Therapy

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Back pain can be a debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Whether it’s due to poor posture, muscle strain, or a chronic condition, the discomfort and limited mobility it brings can have a significant impact on one’s quality of life. Fortunately, there’s hope for relief through the practice of back pain physical therapy. […]

Physical Therapy for Running-Related Injuries

Physical Therapy for Running-Related Injuries

As the weather gets warmer in Philadelphia, many runners are gearing up for road race season. Running is an excellent form of exercise, but it can also come with some common injuries. In this post, we will discuss some of the most common running-related injuries and why seeking physical therapy for any running-related pain is […]

SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior-Posterior) Protocol for Athletes

You’re probably reading this post because you’ve had a SLAP tear, or know someone who’s had a SLAP tear. What is a SLAP tear anyway?  A SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior-Posterior) lesion is a tear in the superior portion of the labrum of the shoulder. Picture your shoulder joint; it’s a ball and socket joint, specifically […]

The Bible of Static and Dynamic Stretching. Which is Better?

Define and Debate! Ok, lets settle this debate once and for all until new research can prove differently. First off, lets define static and dynamic stretching. Static stretching is the slow hold stretches you used to do in gym class. Remember when you used to stand, cross your legs and reach down to stretch your […]

The Mechanics of Throwing a Baseball: Implications for Long Tossing

Short flat ground throws   VS.    Long toss throws Which throw causes more stress at your shoulder and elbow?  What should you be using in the later phases of your rehab?  Have you returned to baseball and still have pain?  Read this quick, one page document from the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) […]

Injury Prevention Guidelines for Young Baseball Pitchers

In the recent past the sport of baseball has become, and will probably continue to be a year round activity with such events as showcases, fall ball and summer workouts.  Activity and training of this magnitude and scope (the same type of training over, and over and over again) increases the chance for significant shoulder […]