Managing foot and ankle injuries in baseball players
Baseball players at all skill levels routinely suffer from foot and ankle injuries, with position players being afflicted more often than pitchers or catchers..
MultiBrief: Treadmill vs. road: Which is better?
We each have our favorite, but should we all be slogging away on the treadmill or braving the roads to get our running fix? Here are some vital points to consider for when planning your next training program.
MultiBrief: How to recover from running a marathon
The past few weeks have seen some major marathons take place on the international racing scene. The London Marathon, for example, took place April 22 in the warmth of a spring heatwave. While seasoned marathoners may be acclimatized to the effects of running such a distance, those less experienced marathoners may well be feeling the effects afterwards! Here are some top tips on how to recover quickly from a marathon, or any other endurance event.
MultiBrief: Heads-up: Repeated headers may lead to balance issues for young soccer players
Changes in balance and gait can be an indication of incipient neurologic disease, such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease. But there is evidence that there can be subtle changes in balance, and thus concern about neurologic injury, in young adults who engage in sports that involve blows to the head. A study authored by Dr. John Jeka of the University of Delaware found that soccer players who moved the ball more often by heading it were more likely to have problems with balance than those players who did not.
North South Physical Therapy
Resting the arm is essential until your physical therapist says it’s time to begin therapy. He/she will develop a plan of specialized exercises that help you maintain flexibility, range of motion, and strengthen tendons and muscles. Splints and counterforce braces may be used for stabilization and to distribute pressure throughout the area instead of just on the tendons
During the healing process, your physical therapist may incorporate a variety of treatments depending upon the extent and severity of the injury. Dry needling, acupuncture and therapeutic massage may all be utilized to ease pain. The therapies are also beneficial for stimulating your immune system and improving circulation to the affected area that can help speed healing