Does size matter? MRI measures of joint’s geometry suggest role in athletes’ severe knee injuries

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

With only 200-300,000 per year, ACL injuries are far less common than ankle ligament injuries, which number more than two million annually. But ACL injuries can end sports careers and are proven to lead to the early onset of osteoarthritis, putting young athletes on track for joint replacement as early as their 30s. Research provides insight into the potential role of the knee’s geometric characteristics in increasing injury risk.

Normal Knee

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140923182053.htm

How Physical Therapy Helped This Runner’s World Editor Get Back in the Race

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Here’s a great article from the March 2014 issue of Runner’s World. It shows how PT helped get one of the editors from Runners World back to running after a nagging hamstring injury. It’s very common to see hamstring dominance in Runners during hip extension. Often times a Physical Therapist can find the root of the problem, which isn’t always where the pain is. Please check out the article by clicking the link below.

“http://www.runnersworld.com/injury-prevention-recovery/the-whole-body-fix”

Walking Found to Lower Stroke Risk for Women

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

A study published in December by the Journal of Stroke found that women who walked > 3.5 hours per week lowered their risk of stroke compared to men and non exercising women.  http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/44/1/111.abstract?sid=3d8f77c9-a50a-4ea9-866a-b28376a109ee

13, 576 men and 19, 416 women aged 29 to 69 were involved in the study. There have been previous studies over the years that have also shown the benefits of exercise in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease such as stroke for both men and women.

If you are not currently exercising it may be a good idea to consult your doctor and begin to engage in regular physical activity.

Your local physical therapist is a movement expert who can assist you in setting up an exercise program specific to your individual needs.

 

Stay fit for golf in the off season

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

While we may catch the occasional warm weather day, for the most part this is not golfing weather. That doesn’t mean you can’t be doing things to improve your game this time of year. I found a nice article by Jessica Johnson (PT Jess). She does a nice job of giving ideas of things you can do to stay fit and improve your game.

Here is a link to her article:

http://ptjess.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/golfoff-seasonwhatareyoudoing/