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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