Injury Prevention: Should your high school student be in the weight room?

Injury Prevention: Should your high school student be in the weight room?

Injury Prevention: Should your high school student be in the weight room? Many parents wonder whether or not their adolescent should be weight lifting while training for their sport of choice. The better answer to this question is that your adolescent athlete, male or female, should be participating in a strengthening program to go along…

Foam Rolling the IT Band

Foam Rolling the IT Band

Foam Rolling the IT Band Elyse Harrop, DPT If you’re a runner, at one point or another you’ve probably heard the suggestion to “roll out your IT bands” to prevent or help decrease lateral knee pain. You cringe, and say “ok let’s get the agony over with.” Let’s look at what the IT band is,…

Blood Flow Restriction Training: Just a Fad, or a Future in PT

Blood Flow Restriction Training: Just a fad, or a future in PT Recently more and more articles about Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFR) have surfaced, especially on social media. A few patients have asked about BFR, how it can be used, and its benefits. BFR is a technique used to produce hypertrophy of a muscle, or muscle group, by restricting venous…

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy? Pediatric physical therapists work with children (ages 0-18) and their families to assist each child in reaching their maximum independence with daily function. This can include dressing, walking/navigating around the home and community, going up/down stairs, participation or return to gym class and reaching their potential in sports related activities. Physical therapists use their…