“Nearly 50% of all injuries sustained by middle school and high school students during sports are overuse injuries.” This quote from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in AAOS gives a significant statistic on how common overuse injuries are in youth sports. South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) has joined a coalition to bring awareness to preventing sports overuse injuries called the STOP sports injuries campaign. This program is comprised of physicians, ATCs and physical therapists, who have a common goal of reducing the number of injuries in young athletes.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that is characterized by the progressive loss of bone density. Bone is made of a dense matrix of collagen, minerals, and calcium and bone tissue is a living, changing structure that adapts to our environment. It is capable of handling great stressors. In fact, the femur (thigh bone) is the longest and strongest bone in the body which can withstand 10-15 times your body weight without breaking!
South County Physical Therapy (SCPT) is proud to be one of the only local physical therapy clinics to offer aquatic physical therapy. At SCPT, we utilize the physical properties of water to help reduce pain, deload sore joints and get you moving. Exercising in water maneuvers more muscles than any other exercise medium.
If you experience back pain, there are several ways you can help yourself heal from the episode. Exactly what you do will depend largely on how badly your back is hurting.
As physical therapists, we are educated and skilled at helping people return to their baseline level of function after an injury or illness. We have treated many people with our professional help after knee surgeries, frozen shoulders, or lower back pain.
Twenty years ago when I was skiing down a pristine trail, I missed a turn and fell. My bindings did not release, my skis went one way and my knee went the other. One month later, I underwent ACL reconstruction surgery.