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Are you among the millions of Americans who have high aspirations for how you’ll spend the extra time during your post-retirement years? Whether you plan to travel the world, pick up fly fishing, spend more time woodworking or sign up for a golf league, your physical fitness level will be a factor. A 2010 study suggests that the fitness declines we typically attribute to advancing age are largely caused by living sedentary lifestyles—which are on the rise due to the prominence of de...
Posted on 2018-02-27
My previous post on pitching injuries was aimed to provide general knowledge on what to avoid for many youth pitchers. This will be more specific on what volume of throwing is too much and how to avoid injuries altogether. A vast majority of baseball injuries are from overuse. Overuse can result from players throwing too much, playing too many games, and engaging early specialization. Let’s dive into these ideas.  First, lets discuss the position your child plays after pitc...
Posted on 2017-11-12
Intro I wanted to provide some information to some common injuries experienced while playing disc golf. Disc golf is not a dangerous sport, but as with any athletic activity, there are some risks to be aware of.  It is less likely to be the cause of injuries than high-level sports because disc golf is not a contact sport, a sport that requires max effort on each attempt, or an endurance sport. However, because of the variability between courses and terrain, as well as the repetitive nature...
Posted on 2017-10-23
Arthritis can be caused by a variety of factors including wear and tear on your joints, genetics, and previous injuries. Symptoms of arthritis in your knee can include pain, stiffness, swelling, and weakness/loss of function. These symptoms can often impact overall joint function and range of motion. Frequently, joint function can be improved with exercises provided by a physical therapist. I see range of motion loss as the most common problem in these folks, making it a problem that you can wor...
Posted on 2017-10-19
I often get young athletes in the clinic with shoulder pain from throwing. Pain in this population can be from a number of different factors but is very often due to overuse. Kids as young as eight or nine years old start training in the winter and play ball through the end of July. Throwing for so much of the year is too much for these athletes and leads to overuse injuries in the shoulders and elbows. Coaches and parents need to be aware of this risk of injury, and should carefully monito...
Posted on 2017-10-08
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