During basketball and volleyball we see an increase in ankle sprains usually due to rolling the ankle or landing awkwardly. It is important to have the appropriate shoes to protect the ankle in these sports.
It seems like we hear more and more about ACL tears, who is most at risk and is there anything that can be done to prevent this injury?
Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are on the rise – mostly due to the dramatic increase in participation in athletics. The largest increase in sports participation is among female athletes
Coaches must always keep in mind that the health of their players is just as important as developing their skills. I recommend that coaches encourage preseason physicals by an appropriate health care provider.
Given the dramatic rise in sports participation, is there any recommendation on how to detect how much is too much?
Too much participation can certainly manifest with overuse injuries but it’s also important to pay attention for other signs your child is experiencing burnout. Look for fatigue, mood changes, sleeplessness, decline in academic performance, headaches, and signs of stress.
For those folks trying to train for a sports, lose weight, or just stay fit – do you have any advice on how to build a conditioning program?
I advise first and foremost to spend some time writing down your goals. Training for a marathon is much different than training to lose weight or get ready for the upcoming soccer season.
We asked local physical therapist, Cindy Shimamoto, to give us some insight on anterior knee pain. Her complete contact information is listed below. Whether you are new to running or have been running marathons for years, you need to be aware of some common running injuries so that you can recognize the symptoms and seek
We asked Vanda Dang a local physical therapist to give us some insight on new therapy modalities. What is Astym and IASTM and how does it work for tendinitis? It is an evidence-based therapy approach to treat chronic tendon disorders, scar tissue and fibrosis. Scar tissue and fibrosis may occur as a result from trauma..
Sprains are injuries to the ligament, which attaches bone to bone. Strains are injuries to muscles and tendons. The tendons connect muscles to bone. Both sprains and strains are typically diagnosed with a particular physical exam technique.