Tag Archives: Sports Medicine

Exercise of the week: Supine knee extension stretch

This is a good, easy way to improve your knee extension if you are unable to straighten it all the way. You should be able to extend the shin so that it is in line with the femur (0 degrees … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Towel inversion/eversion stretch

Similar to last week’s stretch https://ascentpt.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/exercise-of-the-week-towel-ankle-dorsiflexion-stretch/, this is an easy way to improve your ankle range of motion, especially if you are non-weightbearing. Often when you are recovering from a foot or ankle injury or surgery, you will need safe … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Standing hamstring stretch

Although people in general seem to overstretch their hamstrings, there are some people who truly do have tight hamstrings and can benefit from stretching. To determine if you have tight hamstrings, go through this movement checklist with a PT (if … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Sitting adductor stretch (butterfly position)

This week’s exercise is a hip stretch for the internal rotators and adductors of the hip. To determine if you have adequate internal rotation, see this post from a few weeks ago https://ascentpt.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/exercise-of-the-week-prone-hip-internal-rotation-stretch/. For the sitting adductor stretch, sit with … Continue reading

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Ask a Pt: How do I know the difference between bad pain and good soreness?

An increase in physical activity is often accompanied with muscle soreness, which is a natural part of adaptation to new stresses and becoming stronger. Often referred to as “delayed-onset muscle soreness,” or “DOMS,” soreness is a result of microscopic tears … Continue reading

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Ask a PT: What is W.A.D. (Whiplash Associated Disorder)?

W.A.D. is the sequela that can occur after a non-fatal motor vehicle accident. It may include headache, neck/back pain, joint stiffness, paresthesias in the arms or legs, and/or cognitive impairment.  This can last for weeks, days, months, and in some … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Mobility Series- Lumbar

A third way to improve or maintain your lumbar mobility is the prone press-up.  You perform this exercise by lying on your stomach.  Start by placing your hands with palms down under your shoulders with your forearms in contact with … Continue reading

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New PT on staff

Carrie Eckenhoff, DPT, graduated from the University of Colorado with her doctorate of physical therapy.  She grew up north of Chicago, and completed her undergraduate at Emory University in Atlanta. Carrie played soccer for the duration of her college career … Continue reading

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