Early sports specialization has become increasingly more popular, with 17% and 41% of youth athletes are now considered ‘highly specialized’ in sports. Much of this has been driven by parents and coaches hoping to help their kid get ahead and allow them to make varsity or get a scholarship for college. This has been amplifiedContinue reading “Early Sports Specialization Short and Long Term Risk”
I finally received my $45 Blood Flow Restriction Cuffs that I ordered from Alibaba . In the past I have used BFR cuffs extensively in the clinic to treat patients following ACL injuries as well as a way to modulate loads. The Blood flow restriction cuffs I have used have been from Smart cuffs andContinue reading “Reviewing my $45 dollar Blood Flow Restriction Cuffs”
Studying and preparing for the NPTE is incredibly stressful and overwhelming. Luckily my last clinical finished 3.5 weeks before the April NPTE. With this I saved much of my studying for this time and treated it as a full time job. Here are my favorite resources that allowed me to significantly improve my scores andContinue reading “How I Studied and Passed The NPTE Within 3 Weeks”
Fatigue is Not a Risk Factor for ACL Injuries:Mythbuster Monday Although I have torn my ACL twice, researched ACL injuries for 7 years and presented internationally regonized research on ACL risk reduction. Yet I still know very little about why ACL injuries occur. However, every day we come a little closer and gain a betterContinue reading “Fatigue Is Not a Risk Factor for ACL Injuries: Myth Buster Monday”
Are Antioxidants Negatively Affecting Your Training First and Foremost we must start off with identifying what are Antioxidants? Antioxidants are compounds such as Vitamin C, E etc and have become incredibly popular in recent years, due to its ability to neutralize reactive oxygen species which are though to be responsible for being the root causeContinue reading “Are Antioxidants Negatively Affecting Your Training?”
70% of Runners will get injured this year Runners are a unique breed that will do anything to improve their perofrmance. They will buy the newest shoes, massage guns, normatec boots, goos, etc. However, there is one thing they will do at all cost….. AVOID THE WEIGHT ROOM. This lack of committment to the weightContinue reading “Attention Runners: You Need Strength Training”
Should Patients Continue with a Wellness Plan Following The Completion of Physical Therapy?: MythBuster Monday
Physical Therapy is a catalyst for keeping people moving following an injury. However, due to current limitations in the system, Physical Therapist are typically unable to fully correct the underlying causes of an individuals injuries. Under the current limitations Physical Therapy can serve as a powerful tool to lead people to long term health. This is where a quality wellness plan can become incredibly important in building upon the gains we have made during Physical Therapy. If you are interested in my Wellness coaching options please reach out and we can set up a free consultation.
Should Physical Therapy School Curriculum Include Strength and Conditioning? The American Physical Therapy Association(APTA) describes Physical Therapist as movement experts who improve quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands on care and patient education. As I finish my last few weeks of didactic course work for Physical Therapy School, while simultaneously studying for my practiceContinue reading “Should Physical Therapy School Curriculum Include Strength and Conditioning?”
Shoe Review: Saucony Triumph 18 Category- Neutral Daily Trainer-Premium Cushioning Weight-9.7 oz(W), 11.1(M) Heal to Toe Drop: 8 mm Stack Height (Heel/toe): 32.5 mm (Heel), 24.5 mm (Forefoot) Preferred Surfaces: Track and Road Cost: $150 My quick Opinion: Most of the serious runners I work with have made the triumph their go to shoe toContinue reading “Saucony Triumph 18 Shoe Review”
For all of you that don’t want to read, The answer is if you are a healthy individual with properly functioning Kidneys and Livers, Creatine is extremely safe and effective. History of Creatine Creatine was first discovered in 1832, as a natural compound that plays an important role in cellular energy homeostasis. Creatine stores areContinue reading “Is Creatine Bad For Your Health? MythBuster Monday”
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