Posts by Wright Physical Therapy

Headaches Explained

UNRAVELING THE MYSTERY OF HEADACHES Headaches are generally classified in one of six major categories that include sinus, cluster, tension, migraine, TMJ and cervicogenic (neck) type headaches. Mechanical Physical Therapy is particularly successful at treating cervicogenic (neck), tension type and TMJ type headaches. Here is a brief overview of causes of headaches and an explanation…

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What is Dry Needling?

WHAT IS DRY NEEDLING Dry needling is a skilled intervention that creates a systemic response for the management of chronic and acute neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. Dry needling utilizes sterile, single-use, thin filiform needles to penetrate the dermis. The effect is to stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points and connective tissues. We are enthusiastic that…

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Dynamic Throwing For Athletes

  BE READY BEFORE THROWING We have treated several baseball injuries throughout the years and a common theme to those injuries is that they did not properly warm-up before throwing.  Throwing can be a precariously dynamic movement and adds micro trauma to the body.  Throwing warm-up should be treated like any other dynamic activity (e.g.…

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Sports Related Concussion

Concussion in sports has become much more recognized, due in part to the media spotlight. In 2016 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 3.8 million concussions which equates to over 10,000 concussions daily. Many of these concussions are surprisingly not related to sporting activity. Common in each case is that the individual is…

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Back Pain Sufferers – You are not your MRI

GOOD NEWS FOR BACK PAIN SUFFERERS – YOU ARE NOT YOUR MRI Roughly 4 out of 5 people experience concerning back pain at some point in their lives. Being able to solve this pain and find relief can be challenging. Those who have experienced back pain can attest that it can quickly become debilitating such…

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Kinesiology Tape

WHAT IS KINESIOLOGY TAPE Kinesiology tape is an adhesive sports tape that is designed to be wearable for several days. The tape facilitates the body’s natural healing process while providing support to muscles, soft tissue, and joints without restricting range of motion. It is a tool that can be safely used in conjunction with other…

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Hamstring Strain Rehabilitation

Hamstring strain injuries commonly occur during sporting activities at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. Participants in track, football, baseball, soccer and rugby are especially prone to this injury given the sprinting demands of these sports. Dancers have a similar susceptibility due, in part, to the extreme stretch incurred by the hamstring muscles. When…

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Your Child’s Back and Back-to-school

Lighten the Load With These 5 Backpack Safety Tips Back-to-school season is here, one of the purchases you likely have made is a new backpack. Start your child off right by choosing a backpack that not only supports their education, but their backs they carry it on. Before you rush out and buy the first one you…

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Dynamic Movement Assessment

PATHOKINEMATICS Sports related and recreational injuries are common and several factors play a role in the risk for injury. There are nearly 300,000 ACL injuries every year in the Unites States. These sports injuries lead us to several relevant questions. Could it have been prevented, and if so, how do I go about preventing injuries?…

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Knee Injuries and Prevention

WHAT’S AN ACL Not everyone knows what the letters A.C.L stand for, but any sports participant or avid sports fan has likely heard them before, which is usually followed by the thought of “that athlete’s season is over or, in professional sports, possibly their career”. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important ligament in…

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