Basketball season is upon us and one of the most common injuries suffered during games and practice is the ankle sprain. Most sprains are inversion sprains due to the bony structure of the ankle having more protection on the lateral part of the ankle. As a Physical Therapist, the question I get asked the most
ACL tear and swelling after surgery 10 Things to consider before you have surgery. 1. Talk to different orthopedic surgeons and do your homework since each physician will have their preference on what type of graft to use which may not be your best option based on your age and activity level. 2.
How does one go from being an injured high school athlete to a heroin addict? The path may be more linear than you may think. Recent articles in Time magazine, Sports Illustrated, and the Wall Street Journal have shed new light on not only the rise in heroin abuse as a whole, but also on
Basketball season is upon us and that means many parents now find themselves at the helm of their child’s basketball team. Most competitive athletes are looking for methods to become more explosive, jump higher, and increase their speed. Well, look no further than the weight room! Early teenage years are a great
I recently went to a Sports Medicine seminar and the topic of youth concussions was discussed. I had the opportunity to meet an extraordinary young man, Zachary Lystedt. It is because of what happened to Zach that we now have new laws in place to hopefully prevent the same type of injury that Zach suffered.