Hamstring strains are an extremely prevalent injury across many sports and commonly result in athletes taking time away from training to recover. Athletes participating in sports involving high-speed sprinting and kicking (such as soccer, football, track, and dance) are especially vulnerable to injury because of the substantial demands these activities place on the hamstring muscles. […]
HELP! My head hurts! How do I tell if this is a headache or a migraine? When will it go away? What can I do to prevent headaches? Can physical therapy really help? A headache is a pain in your head that can cause aching or pressure that usually occurs on both sides of the
Integrative Dry Needling is not Acupuncture! Dry Needling is based on Neuro-Anatomy and Modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. It is a highly effective treatment with the goal to bring tender, sensitive tissues, and irritated nerves back to a healthy, homeostatic state. Acupuncture is based on Ancient Chinese Medicine and focuses on
If you are an athlete with Achilles tendinopathy, you understand first-hand how frustrating and distressing this condition can be to manage. You may be wondering about the best and quickest way to return to your recreational or sporting activities without your ankle pain limiting your performance. On one hand, you might be concerned that you
Surgery or physical therapy? If you have a rotator cuff tear, you have probably asked this question and may have had trouble finding an answer. The good news is you are not alone. Although both of these treatments have been around for decades, healthcare providers still debate about which one results in better outcomes. Much
If you have low back pain, you might be concerned that something could be wrong with your spine. You may also think it is important for you to get an X-ray or MRI to determine what is causing your pain. Although these thoughts are quite common, undergoing diagnostic imaging is not necessary or beneficial for
So what exactly is fascia and why is it so important? Fascia is a three dimensional web of fluid filled connective tissue that surrounds every muscle, bone, organ, nerve, and blood vessel in our body, down to the cellular level. Think of it as the jell-o in a jell-o salad; it holds everything in place.
Evaluations at Athletic Advantage investigate the cause of your pain, tightness and complaints, and then determine “why” you have your pain. If we don’t investigate the “why” behind your pain, tightness or injury, any treatment performed will be ineffective in changing those underlying conditions. To demonstrate an exercise without knowing the “why” is like replacing