What Does Physical Therapy Concussion Care Involve?

In unraveling the challenges of concussion management, practitioners start with understanding the patient’s baseline. Baseline refers to pre-injury abilities: concussion baseline measures commonly include cognition, balance, and vision. When managing concussions and formulating the plan of care, the health care provider’s goal is to achieve the patient’s baseline levels.   In sports, if an athlete…

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,…