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Risk of Soccer Player Re-injury In Returning To Play

Nothing sidelines a player faster than ignoring pain or injury. Soccer players are among the highest risk for all kinds of injuries, but now there is a myriad of doctors, trainers, and rehabilitation programs to help soccer players recover faster to get back onto the field. Injuries are common, and athletes that return to play … Read More

10 Underutilized Tips For Playing The Best Golf of Your Life

When it comes to getting a few extra yards and taking a few strokes off our golf game no fancy new driver or revolutionary new golf ball seems too far fetched. But what if I told you that you can get even better results from proper preparation? Armed with nothing but a pro warm-up routine … Read More

The PT Minute: Why would I go out-of-network when I can use my co-pay?

  “Why would I see a physical therapist out-of-network when I can see one and use my co-pay?” Nicole J. Cleveland, BS, CPT, HKC – SPARK Office Administrator – “You absolutely can see a therapist that is in network and utilize your co-pay.  It becomes a matter of level of care.  If you want to … Read More

Aerial Glutes: Could they be the Culprit of your Back, Knee, or Ankle Pain? Part 1

Do you have Back Pain? Knee Pain? Ankle Pain? : Let’s Have an Open Discussion about those Aerial Glutes. A lot of patients come to our clinic complaining of knee/ankle/back issues and are surprised when we start examining the hip muscles. Remember that catchy children’s song “the hip bone’s connected to the ankle bone?” Well, … Read More

Running Medicine 2018 Highlights

It’s that time again where I have the pleasure of sharing what the experts at the UVA Running Medicine conference are up to and how we can keep runners running fast, long and healthy. This year did not disappoint as the keynote speaker Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD dropped so many knowledge bombs I needed an … Read More

Are you training to run fast or to be a F.A.S.T. Runner?

Race season is upon us! That time of year where we gear up for spring races and plan our fall race schedule. Many of us pull training programs off the internet, while others try to replicate what may have worked in the past. Some of us will hook up with a local running group or … Read More

JRE with John Danaher BJJ Episode Sports Med Breakdown: How 10 minutes buried inside of a 2+ hour podcast could derail your training and increase your pain.

In the past, I might be harsher in jumping down someone’s throat if I heard too much ‘armchair doctoring’. But being on guard around these kinds of conversations is a costly time sink. Lately I’m more mild mannered and just let people think what they want about pain and injury. But, and this is important, … Read More

5 Little Known Tricks To Relieve Low Back Pain

Following a slip on the ice, a night of sleeping in an awkward position, or perhaps after bending over to pick up your son or grandson, you may feel a sharp pain in your lower back. This pain is likely from an overstretched or torn muscle, known as a muscle strain. If you’re like most … Read More