by Dr. Kayleigh Melroy, DPT, OCS Many kids start off their athletic years playing every sport there is. Parents want their children to stay active and kids just want to try everything new. As they get older, sometimes athletes find one sport that they prefer over the rest. It’s great for athletes to specialize in a sport, especially if they envision themselves playing professionally one day, but that doesn’t mean they … Continue reading When Should I Pick a Sport Specialty?
Lessen your risk of injury by working on your stability and strength throughout your body By Dr. Katherine DeJesus, DPT Over 460,000 high school students participate in interscholastic volleyball each year, and 76% of all volleyball players are junior girls between the ages of 10 and 18. I guess it’s safe to say high school … Continue reading Bump, Set, Spike: Youth Volleyball Injury Prevention
by Audrey Wostal, AT Field hockey is mainly a women’s sport and is very popular in the U.S. and Canada, but it wasn’t always that way. Did you know that Field Hockey was once a men’s only sport played overseas in England, Scotland, France, and the Netherlands? Field Hockey is one of the oldest, most … Continue reading Wouldn’t You Prefer Winning Games Over Muscle Strains?
The morning of your first 5K race can be a very exciting and nerve-racking time, but just remember that you are ready for this, and you know what to do. Here are some of my tips on what to do the morning of your first race. Get a good night sleep: The night before your … Continue reading Couch to 5K Week 8: The Morning of the Race
Can you believe October is almost here? It seems like just yesterday we were enjoying the sunshine of the summer, and now here we are. Along with the change of season, October brings the changing trees, cool crisp air, and the beginning of National Physical Therapy Month. Now is the perfect time to focus on yourself … Continue reading Physical Therapy Awareness