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.
As the weather changes and the days get shorter it is very important to plan ahead and be sure you are dressing appropriately. It is best to dress in layers and have a wicking layer to draw moisture away from the skin.
Give yourself the appropriate amount of time to train, you cannot rush the process. It is crucial to slowly build up mileage to prevent overuse injuries. Be sure to have your shoes fit to your foot, arch, and running style and be sure you have broken in the shoe prior to longer runs.
As football season ramps up, is there anything parents can do to help protect their child from concussions?
The most important aspect of prevention of concussions is awareness. Concussions are traumatic brain injuries that must be taken seriously. Make sure your child is being taught the appropriate ways to tackle and be sure the child is wearing a helmet, which fits appropriately