To celebrate the recent National Gymnastics day, we take a look at how gymnastics affects the human body in both the short and long term? Do the health benefits outweigh the potential dangers? And is this a sport to be encouraged amongst the young US population, or one to be avoided?
With Winter weather loudly knocking at the door, it’s that time of year when rates of sickness and injury are at their highest. Illness and injury can affect anyone, from the young and elderly, who are more vulnerable compared to the fit and active, who perhaps increase their risk by participating in Winter sports such […]
If you had to choose which would you prefer: Sprinting or Distance Running? Understanding how skeletal muscle works is essential for aspiring athletes and their physical therapists and sports coaches. But it’s also good for us to understand so that we can improve our own physical fitness, regardless of what level we’re at.
It's a busy time of year for the team here in Atlanta. We're packing our suitcases and heading off to Las Vegas for the 64th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia of the National Athletic Trainers' Association. …and no sooner have the doors closed on the final day of the convention, on the 27th, than we're […]
Kinesiology Tape is becoming more recognizable and more main stream. If you've been watching any sports on TV this summer – pretty hard to miss 😉 – you'll have become familiar with the garish stripes of colored tape being used by elite athletes from all around the world. 3B Tape is the choice of many […]
Back Pain is something that affects millions of Americans every year and low back pain accounts for a fifth of all visits to a physician in the U.S. Whilst numerous issues can cause back pain, as our population becomes heavier, it is more important than ever to reduce the strain we put on our backs.
In a study of patients* with bilateral neck pain, Biofreeze® topical analgesic and ice applications were tested to see which gave better, longer lasting results. Both treatments helped to reduce pain but patients preferred the Biofreeze application 8 to 1 compared to ice. 9 out of 10 patients said that they noticed that the Biofreeze […]
We’ve become very familiar with the word ‘Laser’ .. but what does it actually mean? It stands for ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation’ which is a bit of a mouthfull! What it means, though, is that we are able to direct light rays of a particular wavelength into an intense focused beam…so intense […]