5 Principles To Better Treatment

We interrupt our regularly scheduled topic series (I promise Part 3: Interventions for tight hamstrings will be posted soon!) to bring you this article on principles for better treatment. This post is geared towards both new grads and veteran PTs alike, as I feel that even those of us who have been treating for aContinue reading “5 Principles To Better Treatment”

Do you think you have tight hamstrings? Part 2: Low back and Hip pain

Almost everyone, nowadays, you meet will say “I have tight hamstrings” and when you ask them to bend forward and touch their toes they’ll say “I’ve never been able to do that”. Many of these people will concurrently experience some form of low back pain – it may not be severely debilitating, but if it’sContinue reading “Do you think you have tight hamstrings? Part 2: Low back and Hip pain”

Do you think you have tight hamstrings?, Part 1: Understanding Anatomy

This topic series is meant to be applied holistically to any group of “tight” muscles. In this topic series we will be exploring why a muscle may develop tightness, using the hamstrings as an example. Has a client told you that they have tight hamstrings before? Are your clients unable to bend forward and touchContinue reading “Do you think you have tight hamstrings?, Part 1: Understanding Anatomy”

Femoroacetabular Impingment (FAI) series, Part 3: Mobility Drills

The first two posts dealt mostly with understanding FAI as a pathology as well as assessing/differentially diagnosing the dysfunction. This post will serve to discuss mobility drills and interventions that can be implemented day one for the athlete with the limitations listed previously. This is not an all-inclusive list, just a few drills I like toContinue reading “Femoroacetabular Impingment (FAI) series, Part 3: Mobility Drills”

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) series, Part 2: Differential Diagnosis and Assessment

In this post, I will be covering some differential diagnosis and key aspects of the assessment when treating athletes with anterior groin pain that may be FAI. As mentioned in the previous post, there are a number of things that can cause “anterior groin pain” including athletic pubalgia (sports hernia) and trigger point referral patterns.Continue reading “Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) series, Part 2: Differential Diagnosis and Assessment”

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) series, Part 1: Pathophysiology

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a common condition among sports where athletes utilize rotational forces or high levels of impact during hip flexion. FAI has been shown to lead to secondary breakdown of the acetabular cartilage within the hip joint overtime. Eventually, the athlete will likely develop osteoarthritis, sooner than their less athletic counterparts. Many times, FAIContinue reading “Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) series, Part 1: Pathophysiology”

Sports Physio as part of a Professional Sports Team: My Experience in the CWHL

For anyone who’s been wondering why this blog has not be updated as regularly as it had been when it first started, I wanted to first apologize as I know a lot of viewers look forward to the posts, but I’m here to clear this up. For the past 6 months I have been workingContinue reading “Sports Physio as part of a Professional Sports Team: My Experience in the CWHL”

Featured Professional: Matthew Ibrahim

First post of 2017, and it’s a good one! I recently had the opportunity to interview Matthew Ibrahim, CSCS, LMT – a hybrid strength coach and therapist at Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness (Medford, MA) and Boston Underground Strength Training (Waltham, MA). He has an impressive resume and loads of experience in both the strength/trainingContinue reading “Featured Professional: Matthew Ibrahim”

Year in Review: 2016

Rather than start a new topic series on the last day of the year, I’ve decided to close out 2016 by reflecting on what I’ve been able accomplish in 2016. While many regard this past year as a terrible year (i.e. deaths of some of my favorite, and very prominent, celebrities including Carrie Fisher andContinue reading “Year in Review: 2016”

Screening for the Elite Hockey Player

Many of you know that this year I’ve been fortunate enough to be working with the Boston Blades in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) – a professional women’s hockey team/league – as their primary therapist for the season. It’s been a very exciting season so far, and it’s very rewarding to utilize some skillsContinue reading “Screening for the Elite Hockey Player”