5 Moves to Help You Jump Higher
Jumping is a key part of many sports including basketball, skiing and snowboarding, tennis, and volleyball. It is not only fun, but also great exercise for developing strength and cardiovascular fitness.
Why Every Golfer Should Work With a PT
Golf-specific fitness is not just for tour players anymore. Any golfer can tune their body to improve performance by following a golf fitness training program created by a physical therapist.
4 Moves to Strong Knees for a Stellar Ski Season
One of the most important components of having a successful ski season is spending some time doing some pre-season ski conditioning. However, if you did not have the chance to do this, there is still something you can do.
Lacrosse – How to Optimize Performance & Prevent Injuries
Lacrosse combines the speed and physicality of football with the finesse of hockey and the passing skills of basketball. Each position is required to be explosive and run fast, so incorporating plyometrics and flexibility into players’ fitness routine is imperative.
Top Tricks for Trail Running
As the heat of summer fades into memory, trails throughout the Pacific Northwest call out to runners of all ages and abilities. In addition to the positive mood-boosting effects of running on the trails, trading roads for trails can also boost your physical fitness and strength no matter what level of runner you are.
Rock Climbing – Top Tips to Prevent Overuse Injuries
Climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Whether you are a beginning or an expert climber, having a training plan in place will not only help you reach peak performance, but will also help you avoid overuse injuries that keep you on the ground when all you want is to climb higher.
Youth Sports — 6 Simple Signs of Injury
Knowing some of the obvious signs that a young athlete isn’t just sore but is actually injured, parents and coaches can play an active role in ensuring injuries are diagnosed and treated as soon as possible, preventing further damage from occurring.
5 Moves to Help You Run Faster, Longer, and With Less Pain
Often, runners fail to incorporate a proper exercise program to build a better runner and prevent injuries. Running requires stability, strength, power, and a proper amount of mobility. A program that addresses each of these areas will allow you to run faster, longer, and with less pain.
5 Fitness Myths … Busted
October is National Physical Therapy Month, and as the medical community’s preeminent experts in movement, fitness, and musculoskeletal function and injury, our physical therapists view this month as an opportune time to correct what we see as a few common misconceptions about exercise.
Junior Golf — Tips to Keep Kids Swinging
Golf has been growing in popularity, including among junior players. The benefits of the sport for kids include physical, social, mental and emotional growth, but it’s important to keep it fun while also keeping them safe by avoiding early sport specialization.
Youth Soccer: 4 Steps to Ensure a Great Season
As a physical therapist, I see many avoidable injuries happen every year to athletes getting back into soccer without proper preparation. Here are 4 crucial steps to help you better prepare for and navigate the soccer season.
Youth Volleyball: Injuries – Prevention and Treatment
Volleyball is an exciting, high-speed team sport that demands a lot of energy and athleticism of its players. As middle school and high school athletes learn the fundamentals of the sport and develop their skills, it’s also important to know what the most common injuries are, how to avoid them, and what to do if they occur.
Cheerleading – Exercises to Stretch & Strengthen and Avoid Injury
Cheerleading blends many aspects of traditional sports including strength, power, balance, control and flexibility. Like other youth sports, cheer requires overall conditioning as well as sport-specific skills. Incorporating a workout program is the ideal way to optimize performance and avoid injury.
Youth Cross Country: Injuries – Prevention and Treatment
While cross country is not generally known as a sport that causes a lot of injuries in student athletes, they do sometimes happen. Learn what the most common injuries are, how to avoid them, and what to do when they occur.
Youth Sports: 5 Tips to Keep Them Safe This Fall
With the end of summer drawing near, fall sports are starting to ramp up in middle schools and high schools. For many youth athletes, this could mean transitioning back to full activity after having a nice long summer break. Whatever their sport this season, injury prevention is key to keeping your kids in the game.
Common Injuries for Hikers: Advanced and Weekend Warriors
What are the most common hiking injuries? Whether you’re an advanced adventurer or a weekend warrior just beginning to explore the nearby hiking trails, knowing what to watch for and what to do in the case of an injury can be the difference between a season cut short, and a season full of miles.
Can Foam Rolling Help Relieve Muscle Pain?
You go to any gym, and you see people foam rolling. You see foam rollers advertised online and featured on sale racks in stores. Maybe you even foam roll yourself. But what is foam rolling really doing? Does the science support using foam rolls? And, how does foam rolling help you feel and perform better?
Top Exercises for Avoiding Paddling Injuries
Whether you are new to paddle sports like stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking or canoeing or you have been gliding across the open water for years, it is ideal to start your exercise training 6-8 weeks prior to your first venture out.
What’s the Best Training for Tennis?
Tennis is a dynamic physical sport requiring hand-eye coordination and full-body engagement. Training for the sport is integral to not only improve your game, but to give yourself the best chance to stay injury-free.
MYTH: No Pain, No Gain
Like a lot of athletes, physical therapist Matt Rogers grew up in the “no pain, no gain” world. This line of thinking, it turns out, has been applied inappropriately to a lot of things in our lives.
The Healthy Spin on Cycling
In many instances, the best way to stay injury-free on a bike is to start working out off the bike. From beginners to experts, there are a few things to focus on that will help keep away those dreaded injuries and post-ride pains.
Health Benefits of Resistance Training for Women
Resistance training can be beneficial for everyone. Often, women miss out on the benefits of resistance training because of false information about how their bodies will respond to exercise with resistance. Here are 4 truths about resistance training for women.
Optimize Your Golf Swing and Avoid Injury
Physical Therapist and Certified Titleist Performance Institute Practitioner Zach Bauling demonstrates 5 simple exercises to help you achieve the optimal balance of mobility & stability to hit bombs on the golf course and keep you healthy all season long.
Making the Transition from High School to College Athletics
The move from high school sports to college sports is an exciting yet challenging time for student athletes. There are key steps to take to ensure a strong, smooth and successful transition.