by Rebecca Lingerfelt, DPT Following up from our blog about exercises to do in the office setting, here are some suggestions for stretches. For each of these stretches, hold for 20-30 seconds, then relax. Remember, you should feel a gentle stretch and nothing so aggressive that you have pain. Too many people spend much of…Details
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by Evie Ullman, DPT Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is derived from the patient’s own blood and injected into the site of injury. It is used by orthopedists to treat tendonitis, ligament sprains, cartilage injuries and muscle strains. Blood is made up of four main components: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets…Details
by Rebecca Lingerfelt, DPT Do you ever find that you are spending too much time sitting throughout the day? At the office, in the car, watching TV; whatever the reason, our country has become much more sedentary. Everyone knows the importance of physical activity, but where can you find the time to squeeze in an…Details
by Sara Bresnick, PT A large percentage of patients I see at Boston Sports Medicine are athletes. As Physical Therapists, a big part of our job involves problem solving. A patient will come in with an injury, and we have to take a thorough history and try to decide not only what the issue is,…Details
By: David Merson, DPT, ATC Non-contact based knee injuries are common and preventable during youth, collegiate, and recreational sports participation. You may ask, “How can I reduce my risk of knee injury?” The short answer is through focused strength and conditioning. And you may also be wondering, “Am I at risk for this type…Details
by Erin Looney, DPT What do you mean stop running?! Working out? I’m an active person! It will drive me absolutely bonkers to rest and do nothing! Ok, admit it. How many of you out there have avoided seeking treatment for those aches and pains out of fear that we will tell you to stop…Details
by Katherine Hartsell, PTA The glittery dust of New Year celebrations has long settled, and for many of us, lofty resolutions have already been buried underneath the winter snow, the business of life, and by the very habits that we were hoping to transform. Two months into 2012, new goals and pursuits, however committed we…Details
by Danielle Clarke-Fox, DPT Over the past several years there has been quite a discussion in the medical community regarding glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate supplements. I hear so many patients talking about whether or not to take the supplement and asking me what they should do. So here’s the low down on the supplements and…Details