Will COVID-19 Change the Typical PT Patient?

Will COVID-19 Change the Typical PT Patient?

From The APTA People usually see a physical therapist for pain or loss of function Think of the person who has back pain, the injured athlete or the person who's had a stroke. They all want to improve how they move and complete tasks. Now, there is good reason to...

Pandemic Posture

Pandemic Posture

by Dr. Shane Cherico, PT, DPT   Now that it has been roughly a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many of us still find ourselves working from home as businesses slowly start re-opening and having employees come back in to work.   For those of us...

Sitting For Prolonged Periods: Healthy Reminders

Sitting For Prolonged Periods: Healthy Reminders

Sitting for prolonged periods has increasingly become a "normal" part of American life, especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Between Zoom meetings, decreased social interaction and lessened exercise, we are sitting more than ever before. However, this sedentary...

Finally, Some Good News About Back Pain

Finally, Some Good News About Back Pain

From The APTA   Back pain is a huge problem in developed nations worldwide.   It has or will affect most of us. The current estimate is that 80% of people will experience back pain at least once. It is the single biggest cause for disability, the third most...

In Person Or Virtual PT? Maybe Both!

In Person Or Virtual PT? Maybe Both!

from the APTA   Virtual physical therapy has quickly moved from a niche offering to the mainstream. Having more options is great, but it can also complicate decision making. Having an understanding of the benefits of both can help make clear which one would best...

10 Reasons You Should Move More

10 Reasons You Should Move More

By Dr. Kerri Laurenza, PT, DPT Roughly 80% of adults do not move enough! Here are 10 reasons why everyone should move more throughout their day: It assists with weight management It lowers your risk of heart disease and stroke, lowering your blood pressure and...

It’s National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

It’s National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Stay Well, Stay Safe Wednesday, September 30th is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day. This annual observance aims to focus attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. At Sports PT, we are proud to support women in...

Healthy Aging & You

Healthy Aging & You

September is Healthy Aging Month and if you are one of the 150 million Americans age 45 and up, that means this is a great time to find ways to boost and rejuvenate your physical, mental, and social health!   Here are a few ways to kick off the month:  ...

Dizzy? See A Physical Therapist!

Dizzy? See A Physical Therapist!

by Dr. Teresa Lindell, PT, DPT, OCS Chances are, you or someone you know has been dizzy at some point in your life.   One recent epidemiological study estimates that as many as 35% of adults aged 40 years or older in the United States—approximately 69 million...

What Are The Healthiest Exercises You Can Do?

What Are The Healthiest Exercises You Can Do?

There are lots of popular exercises that get promoted as the “best” exercise. So, how are you supposed to know which is the best one you can do? We’ve put together a list of a few that are good and the reasons we think you should consider adding them to your exercise...

Lazy Summer or Deconditioning?

Lazy Summer or Deconditioning?

From the American Physical Therapy Association   The weather is hot, the gym is closed, and you've been relaxing - enjoying the lazy, hazy days of summer.   Taking a day off here and there is no problem, but if you've been consistently missing your regular...

Stress And Our Muscles

Stress And Our Muscles

“Don’t distress, de-stress!” The effects of stress on our body can be beneficial in extreme moments; for instance our muscles tense up during stressful situations to protect themselves from injury. This is caused by the same hormone that increases our heart and...

Should I Push Through That Pain?

Should I Push Through That Pain?

"Should I push through that pain?"   We often get asked this question by our patients. It’s a question that often results in conflicting advice. Here’s our thoughts: First determine if you are sore or experiencing pain. When you have a feeling of soreness or...

3 Reasons Why Water Is So Important

3 Reasons Why Water Is So Important

  “Baby, it’s hot outside!”   Just a few months ago we were complaining about the cold in Upstate NY, but now that summer has officially arrived, heat and all, it’s important to remember to stay hydrated! So what’s all the fuss about water, anyway? Here are...

Men’s Health and How it Relates to Injury

Men’s Health and How it Relates to Injury

By Teresa Lindell, PT, DPT, OCS Everyone gets hurt whether they are male or female.  Did you know though that men are more susceptible to certain types of injuries than women?   Achilles tears: Men are three times more likely to tear this powerful tendon in the...

Exercise Your Brain To Keep Your Body Healthy

Exercise Your Brain To Keep Your Body Healthy

Source: Université de Genève Reference: Boris Cheval, Dan Orsholits, Stefan Sieber, Delphine Courvoisier, Stéphane Cullati, Matthieu P. Boisgontier. Relationship between decline in cognitive resources and physical activity. Health Psychology, 2020;...

Pain & Your Body’s Alarm System

Pain & Your Body’s Alarm System

By Kerri Laurenza, SPT   Have you ever wondered how you developed a bruise on your leg and couldn’t recall how you injured yourself? Or why you may experience more pain than your peers following a similar injury? This is because 100% of pain is produced by the...

Skiing Injuries

Skiing Injuries

Now that winter is in full swing here in upstate NY, many of you have been hitting the slopes. While being active and being outdoors is great for both your mental and physical health, sometimes ski or snowboard trips don’t always go according to plan. You may have hit...

Can more sleep help keep your bones strong?

Can more sleep help keep your bones strong?

By Sports PT Blog Team Osteoporosis risk factors include gender, bone structure and race. Physical activity and following a healthy diet can help keep our bones stronger, but can getting more sleep help too? New research published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral...

Preparing for Spring Cleaning

Preparing for Spring Cleaning

Warm weather is approaching which means it’s time to pack away your winter decorations and start looking for your cleaning supplies! Spring cleaning is under way and whether it’s indoor or outdoor cleaning, it’s important to be safe during these tasks to avoid...

Keep Your Seniors Safe From Falling!

Keep Your Seniors Safe From Falling!

This time of year can create some hazardous walking conditions. Ice, snow, and slush make it more difficult for all of us to maneuver, but those factors can be even more troubling for the seniors in our lives. The National Council for Aging Care shares some staggering...

Skiing & Snowboarding Injury Prevention Tips

Skiing & Snowboarding Injury Prevention Tips

Skiing and Snowboarding are great outdoor winter activities. The fresh air and exercise do you well on a lot of fronts. But, like every sport, there are risks when you participate in a sport. Here are a few safety tips that will help you have fun and be safe. Always...

Urgent Care to PT ASAP

Urgent Care to PT ASAP

Many people are seeking the assistance of urgent care to assist with musculoskeletal pains. The access to orthopedic evaluations and imaging has significantly improved society. While ruling out fractures or sinister pathologies is very important in many cases, the...

Safe lifting this holiday.

With the holidays comes the lifting and carrying of numerous types of packages. Whether it’s trudging through the mall with multiple bags in hand or carrying heavy boxes to the post office, the increased demand on our bodies – to the lower back specifically – can lead...

De-Stressing the Holidays

De-Stressing the Holidays

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Or is it? While the time between Halloween and New Year’s can be exciting and fun for many people, it can be a time of stress, depression, and anxiety for others. It’s important to understand stressors so that you can begin to...

Black Friday Shopping Tips: How to Avoid Low Back Pain

Black Friday Shopping Tips: How to Avoid Low Back Pain

It is time to begin planning your Black Friday shopping trip. With the stores releasing their deals, you may have already begun making your list of must buy gifts. Remember that a long day of shopping can lead to pain throughout the body, but especially in the back....

My Knees Crack… Should I Be Worried?

My Knees Crack… Should I Be Worried?

Katelyn Thies, SPT Besides pain, joint noises (cracking, clicking, popping) are one of the most common concerns people have about their knees. Many people wonder if these sounds mean there is something wrong. To answer this, it is important to ask yourself if these...

How Hard Should Your Workouts Really Be?

How Hard Should Your Workouts Really Be?

If you are a hard-charging weekend warrior, the answer to this question might surprise you!  On the other hand, if you have just recently joined the gym and are unsure how to appropriately execute a fitness plan, then read on, as the information below will be...

How Can a Physical Therapist Help With Turf Toe?

How Can a Physical Therapist Help With Turf Toe?

Immediately following a turf toe injury, the RICE protocol is recommended: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. The goal of the RICE protocol is to decrease pain and swelling and protect the joint from further injury until it can be more thoroughly assessed. Most...

Hydration for Young Athletes

Hydration for Young Athletes

Improving performance while reducing the risk of injury and serious illness By Chad LaChance, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS It’s hot out there in most areas of the country right now and many of us aren’t taking the proper measures to make sure we can hold up against the heat....

Early Single Sport Specialization Statistics

Early Single Sport Specialization Statistics

Less than 1% of young athletes age 6-17 years old achieve elite status in basketball, soccer, softball, baseball or soccer Highly specialized youth athletes are at 2.5x greater risk of serious injury as opposed to their non-specialized peers In one study, those who...

3 Reasons Why Water is So Important

3 Reasons Why Water is So Important

“Baby, it’s hot outside!” Just a few months ago we were complaining about the cold in Upstate NY, but now that summer has officially arrived, heat and all, it’s important to remember to stay hydrated! So what’s all the fuss about water, anyway? Here are three reasons...

The Many Benefits of Yoga

The Many Benefits of Yoga

Have you been looking to try Yoga? Here are just a few of the many health benefits that Yoga may provide. Improves Flexibility and Balance-  Yoga commonly incorporates poses and movements that work on muscle flexibility and balance training. Studies have shown that...

Men’s Health and How it Relates to Injury

Men’s Health and How it Relates to Injury

Everyone gets hurt whether they are male or female.  Did you know though that men are more susceptible to certain types of injuries than women? Achilles tears: Men are three times more likely to tear this powerful tendon in the back of the leg. This is usually a...

June: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month!

June: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month!

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of dementia that occurs due to degenerative neurological changes in the brain and primarily affects those who are over the age of 65. The most prominent effects caused by Alzheimer’s are loss of memory,...

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