by Erin Looney, DPT I want to spend a little bit of time talking about 3 essential areas of physical wellness – MOBILITY, STRENGTH, and STABILITY. All too often one or two of these is overlooked. This is what makes the human body more susceptible to injury, leading to compensation, overuse, and ultimate breakdown. Part…Details
by Stacy Choquette, PTA Most of us have heard at one point in our lives that you need to stretch before or after a workout or activity, but how many of us actually do this? Maybe you have a morning stretching regime or attend a yoga class a couple times a week, however, do you…Details
by Andrew Provost, PT A review of the literature on the treatment of meniscal tears and knee OA. A recent research study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) showed that physical therapy is as effective as arthroscopic surgery for treating patients with meniscal tears and osteoarthritis of the knee. This study validated the…Details
by Danielle Fox, DPT In the last few years, PRP injections have been in the headlines as a new injection used by professional athletes and weekend warriors alike to improve healing after injury. What are these injections and do they really work? PRP injections have been around since the mid 1990’s when surgeons began to…Details
by Rebecca Lingerfelt, DPT We are proud to announce that Boston Sports Medicine is now the official physical therapy provider for the Boston Derby Dames Women’s Roller Derby League! What is roller derby and why should you check out the next bout? Roller derby is a competitive team sport played on a flat…Details
by Evie Ullman, DPT Tennis elbow is not just for tennis players. It can affect anyone who plays racket sports or has a job requiring a lot of gripping and grasping, especially for those who repetitively use hand-held tools throughout their workday. The muscles that extend the wrist and fingers meet at the elbow forming…Details
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by Edward Lockwood, DPT Do you have continuing headaches after a recent or past concussion? Patients who have experienced concussions may have continuing headaches, but it is often assumed that the headache is due to the concussion. However, the lingering headaches may be due to corresponding neck injury from the whiplash that occurred during the…Details
by Meaghan Harwood, DPT The best runner leaves no tracks. – Tao Te Ching In late 2009, my mother sent me the National Best Seller Born To Run by Christopher McDougall in which the author’s own difficulties with running injuries led him to ask a seemingly simple question, one that I hear from runners frequently,…Details
Second in a planned series on ballet. by Katherine Hartsell, PTA If you are sitting to read this article, please momentarily stand up. Glance down at the habitual stance you have assumed and note if your body relates to the Degas Little Dancer sculpture in the photograph above. If you are a dancer, you are…Details