Hip Flexor Strain ??? Treatment 1

Hip Flexor Strain ??? Treatment 1

Hip Impingement – Treatment 1

#HipFlexorStrain ??? Treatment 1Hip injuries in athletes, no matter the age can be challenging. We see a lot of hip injuries that have been treated as “hip flexor” strains multiple times. The injury “heals” and the athlete goes back to activity and injures it again maybe it feels the same but deeper with clicking, groin pain and loss of athleticism. If the injury is truly a “hip flexor” strain it will get better with conservative care and the athlete will go back to sports without issues.If it keeps happening and getting worse there are a number of possible issues. #HipImpingement , #LabralTears , chronic #psoas and/or #iliacus tendonosis.In this video Travis is using a technique called Mobilization With Movement (MWM) on the iliacus to increase #Mobility, decrease pain, decrease scar tissue, swelling and improve the mechanics and function of the hip.This is one of the manual therapy techniques we use to improve hip function and decrease hip impingement at Sterling Physical Therapy.#HipImpingement#FAI#Hip#Sports

Posted by Sterling Physical Therapy on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Hip injuries in athletes, no matter the age can be challenging. We see a lot of hip injuries that have been treated as “hip flexor” strains multiple times. The injury “heals” and the athlete goes back to activity and injures it again maybe it feels the same but deeper with clicking, groin pain and loss of athleticism. If the injury is truly a “hip flexor” strain it will get better with conservative care and the athlete will go back to sports without issues.

If it keeps happening and getting worse there are a number of possible issues. #HipImpingement , #LabralTears , chronic #psoas and/or #iliacustendonosis.

In this video Travis is using a technique called Mobilization With Movement (MWM) on the iliacus to increase #Mobility, decrease pain, decrease scar tissue, swelling and improve the mechanics and function of the hip.

This is one of the manual therapy techniques we use to improve hip function and decrease hip impingement at Sterling Physical Therapy.

#HipImpingement
#FAI
#Hip
#Sports

Jumpers Knee Part 2

Jumpers Knee 3 – Eccentrics

#JumpersKnee 3Basketball players deal with many injuries, but a common injury basketball players deal with especially during middle school and high school years is Patella tendonitis or Jumpers knee. This can be caused by overuse, muscular imbalances, or during growth spurts. When seeing these athletes in the clinic we tend to focus on reducing the strain on the tendon along with decreasing pain so that we can start focusing on strengthening to prevent this injury from coming becoming chronic.Basketball players deal with many injuries, but a common injury basketball players deal with especially during middle school and high school years is Patella tendonitis or Jumpers knee. This can be caused by overuse, muscular imbalances, or during growth spurts. When seeing these athletes in the clinic we tend to focus on reducing the strain on the tendon along with decreasing pain so that we can start focusing on strengthening to prevent this injury from coming chronic. In this video we are having the patient preform an eccentric single leg knee bend with the heel elevated. Eccentric exercises are exercises where you focus on slower movements which puts more strain on the tendon and forces the muscles to work harder. The athlete will started the movement with a 3-5 second count to lower themselves followed by extending their knee and returning to the starting position. The heel is elevated to increase the force at the patella and patella tendon. Eccentric exercises have been shown to increase strength at the joint and surrounding tendons.#PhysicalTherapy #Basketball #Sports

Posted by Sterling Physical Therapy on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

 

Basketball players deal with many injuries, but a common injury basketball players deal with especially during middle school and high school years is Patella tendonitis or Jumpers knee. This can be caused by overuse, muscular imbalances, or during growth spurts. When seeing these athletes in the clinic we tend to focus on reducing the strain on the tendon along with decreasing pain so that we can start focusing on strengthening to prevent this injury from coming becoming chronic.
Basketball players deal with many injuries, but a common injury basketball players deal with especially during middle school and high school years is Patella tendonitis or Jumpers knee. This can be caused by overuse, muscular imbalances, or during growth spurts. When seeing these athletes in the clinic we tend to focus on reducing the strain on the tendon along with decreasing pain so that we can start focusing on strengthening to prevent this injury from coming chronic.

In this video we are having the patient preform an eccentric single leg knee bend with the heel elevated. Eccentric exercises are exercises where you focus on slower movements which puts more strain on the tendon and forces the muscles to work harder. The athlete will started the movement with a 3-5 second count to lower themselves followed by extending their knee and returning to the starting position. The heel is elevated to increase the force at the patella and patella tendon. Eccentric exercises have been shown to increase strength at the joint and surrounding tendons.

#PhysicalTherapy
#Basketball
#Sports

Jumpers Knee Part 1

Jumpers Knee 2 – Cross Friction

#JumpersKnee 2Basketball players deal with many injuries, but a common injury basketball players deal with especially during middle school and high school years is Patella tendonitis or Jumpers knee. This can be caused by overuse, muscular imbalances, or during growth spurts. When seeing these athletes in the clinic we tend to focus on reducing the strain on the tendon along with decreasing pain so that we can start focusing on strengthening to prevent this injury from coming becoming chronic.In this video a technique known as cross friction massage is being performed. Cross friction massage is when you massage a tendon perpendicular to the fibers, this is typically used to stimulate healing of the tendon. When the tendon has been irritated chronically it can get stuck in a healing cycle, by performing cross friction massage to the affected area we are irritating the tendon to restart the healing cycle. We typically recommend patients use an ice pack or do an ice cup massage when they get home after having this done to aide in the recovery. #PhysicalTherapy #Basketball #Sports

Posted by Sterling Physical Therapy on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Basketball players deal with many injuries, but a common injury basketball players deal with especially during middle school and high school years is Patella tendonitis or Jumpers knee. This can be caused by overuse, muscular imbalances, or during growth spurts. When seeing these athletes in the clinic we tend to focus on reducing the strain on the tendon along with decreasing pain so that we can start focusing on strengthening to prevent this injury from coming becoming chronic.

In this video a technique known as cross friction massage is being performed. Cross friction massage is when you massage a tendon perpendicular to the fibers, this is typically used to stimulate healing of the tendon. When the tendon has been irritated chronically it can get stuck in a healing cycle, by performing cross friction massage to the affected area we are irritating the tendon to restart the healing cycle. We typically recommend patients use an ice pack or do an ice cup massage when they get home after having this done to aide in the recovery.
#PhysicalTherapy
#Basketball
#Sports

The Dans Company

Travis has become very interested in competitive dance from a physical therapy and sports performance perspective, as his daughter is involved in competitive dance. As he has learned more about dance and dance athletes, he had the opportunity to present a Dance Athlete seminar to The Dans Company, parents, coaches, dance athletes and owner/coach Amanda Ritzert.

Travis was very impressed with Amanda’s proactive approach for her dance athletes and her motivation to help them achieve their highest potential, by consulting with the sports medicine community and physical therapy.

Amanda and The Dans Company are striving to provide an experience and opportunities above and beyond traditional dance studios. Sterling Physical Therapy endorses them and encourages families that are looking for a quality, cutting-edge dance studio to contact Amanda Ritzert and The Dans Company.

Sequoia Fitness & Yoga

Travis has been a Physical Therapist since 1997. Over his career, he and his team have had many questions about access to quality yoga studios in Pella. The standard answer was, “there isn’t one.” Many people have claimed to be yoga experts over the years but haven’t had real training in it. That has changed now in Pella thanks to Katie Douglas opening Sequoia Fitness & Yoga.

Travis and his team took a tour of Sequoia and were very impressed, so much so that Travis and his family now attend Flow Heated Yoga twice a week. Katie and her team are knowledgeable, passionate and can make accommodations for any age or orthopaedic issue you may have. They also have a wide range of classes for the beginner to the most advanced yoga practitioner. Sequoia Yoga is the only yoga studio that Sterling Physical Therapy will refer patients to. Check them out!

To quote Travis, “Everyone should practice yoga.”