Month: January 2012

Ski Season, Part II.

Strength training specific for skiing involves the hip abductors, quadriceps and hamstrings. Weight training with free weights or exercise machines which emphasize these muscles groups can be equally beneficial. Additionally, for the quadriceps, perform a wall squat. Place your back firmly against the wall with your feet two feet in front of you. Slide down …

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Mulitdirectional Shoulder Instability….What is it?

In recent years, the number of young athletes engaged in sport focused and year round training has continued to increase.  Overhead sports, such as swimming, throwing, and racquet sports place significant demands on the shoulder and can lead to MDI, or multidirectional shoulder instability. This is especially prevalent in young athletes, where developing anatomy and …

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Functional Movement & Corrective Exercise, James Williams MS, ATC

This past Sunday (1/15/12) Charlie Weingroff, DPT held a one day clinic on “Corrective Exercise for the Rehab Professional.”  This clinic focused on body movement.  From the time we are babies we begin neuromuscular development.  As babies we start on our back cooing and cawing and playing with our toes.  As we develop we learn …

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Cast or Brace?

When you are evaluated by a provider you might be diagnosed with an injury such as a sprain or strain, a fracture or even some diagnosis you may not have ever heard of.  After the provider looks at your x-rays and does special testing, you might receive a cast or a brace.  Why do you …

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