Injuries

The Myth of Velocity: Preventing Elbow Injuries in Throwing Sports

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When it comes to sports like baseball, softball, and tennis, the idea that throwing harder or with more velocity inevitably leads to elbow injuries has become a prevailing myth. While it’s true that high-velocity throwing can pose a risk to elbow health due to the high loads that are placed on joints, with proper preventive […]

Running Does Not Cause Bad Knees, But Poor Hip Strength Can

Approximately 50 million people run or jog every year, 1.1 million of whom complete a marathon, according to Statista. Runners are passionate about their sport and enjoy the freedom of hitting the trail or pounding the pavement any time of day they please. And runners won the lottery when COVID hit, and the gyms and […]

How to Not Let a Hamstring Injury Ruin Your Athletic Dreams

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Hamstring injuries are a common concern for athletes and are the number one thing that can take an athlete out of commission. This is precisely what took Chris McKenzie, DPT, physical therapist and owner of McKenzie Sports Physical Therapy, out of running and dashed his dreams of going to the Olympics.  “One of the main […]

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 […]