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”

Concussion series, Part 3: Post Concussive Syndrome, Second Impact Syndrome, and Treatment Strategies

Parts 1 and 2 discussed the pathophysiology and return to play guidelines for a concussed athlete. But what happens if the athlete’s symptoms don’t go away, and it’s been a month or more? The ICD-10 definition of Post Concussive Syndrome (PCS) states that in order to be diagnosed with PCS, the athlete must experience atContinue reading “Concussion series, Part 3: Post Concussive Syndrome, Second Impact Syndrome, and Treatment Strategies”

Concussion series, Part 2: Management and Return to Play

**Disclaimer**: I am not a representative of Complete Concussion Management Institute (CCMI), nor am I endorsed by them. I am a Certified Complete Concussion Management Practitioner (CCCMP) through CCMI, but am not paid to present this material. The following post is of my own, and does not represent opinions of anyone but myself. Now thatContinue reading “Concussion series, Part 2: Management and Return to Play”

Concussion series, Part 1: Pathophysiology

Over the past few years concussions have become quite the “buzz word” in sports. Many years ago, no one really cared about concussions, and then all of a sudden, we’ve gone to the other extreme – everyone who gets hit has a concussion. Concussions are a very serious topic. It is a mild traumatic brainContinue reading “Concussion series, Part 1: Pathophysiology”

Clinical Anecdotes: Treating Complaints of Chest Pain

PLEASE READ BELOW: ***This post will mark the start of a new segment – Clinical Anecdotes. While research is very important, it takes years and years to generate good research. It is always going to be somewhat behind – I say this meaning that since it takes a long time to generate good and reliableContinue reading “Clinical Anecdotes: Treating Complaints of Chest Pain”

Treating the competitive volleyball player series, Part 3: Lower Body Assessment

It’s fairly obvious that the shoulder is one of the more commonly injured joints, but just as obvious should be that the knees of a volleyball player are just as beat up. The impact alone, overtime, is enough to wear down a volleyball player’s knees. Both overuse and traumatic injuries can occur in volleyball toContinue reading “Treating the competitive volleyball player series, Part 3: Lower Body Assessment”