Non-Operative Rehab And Outcomes For Shoulder Labrum Tears
by Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, MS, ATC The labrum is a fibrocartilaginous ring that wraps around the glenoid, or the “socket” of our shoulder. It deepens the socket about 50% in order to improve congruency of the humeral head, or the “ball” into the glenoid (socket). It also...
Analysis Of Three Gluteal Activation Exercises For Runners
by Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT INTRODUCTION The gluteal muscles are arguably the most important muscles for runners in terms of strength and activation. The gluteal muscles consist of the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. These...
Proximal Hip Strengthening For Patellofemoral Pain
by Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT INTRODUCTION Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common source of knee pain in the physically active population and one that we treat at Physical Therapy First regularly. PFPS occurs more in females than males with a...
Cervicovestibular Rehabilitation In Sport-Related Concussion
by Logan Swisher, PT, DPT BACKGROUND: A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to move in...
The Effect Of Vitamin D Supplementation In Ultramarathon Runners
by Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT INTRODUCTION Vitamin D is an important nutrient for athletes, specifically runners. Vitamin D comes from food, supplements, and sun exposure and is converted by the liver and kidneys into its active form which helps...
Regional Manual Therapy And Motor Control Exercise For Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Article Review Summary by Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, MS, ATC ARTICLE REVIEW: Regional Manual Therapy and Motor Control exercise for Chronic low back pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial INTRO: Chronic low back pain is a common complaint among many individuals and can...
Pain In The Butt? Could Be Piriformis Syndrome
by Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT Piriformis syndrome is a commonly overlooked diagnosis for hip and buttock pain. In the article, Diagnosis and Management of Piriformis Syndrome: An Osteopathic Approach, the researchers reviewed the literature to present...
Effect Of Spinal Manipulative Therapy With Stretching Alone On Full-Swing Performance Of Golf Players : A Randomized Control Pilot Trial
by Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT INTRODUCTION Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT) is known to help decrease pain and improve spinal mobility. The authors of this article, Effect of Spinal Manipulative Therapy with Stretching Alone on Full-Swing Performance...
The Effectiveness Of Two Different Types Of Non-Thrust Mobilization Techniques
Article Review Summary by Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, MS, ATC A COMPARISON OF TWO NON-THRUST MOBILIZATION TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO THE C7 SEGMENT IN PATIENTS WITH RESTRICTED AND PAINFUL CERVICAL ROTATION Mobilizations and manipulations to joints in the cervical spine is a...
Is a home exercise program taught by a physical therapist beneficial for knee OA?
by Kiki Levesque Knee osteoarthritis (OA) can lead to decreased functional performance due to the common symptoms of knee pain, stiffness, muscle weakness, and impaired balance. Included in the current best practice for treatment of knee OA includes exercise...
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