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3 Common Reasons for Hand Pain in Women

By SportsMed Physical Therapy If you read our previous blog about common orthopedic injuries in female athletes, you already know that certain injuries occur more frequently in women in part due to their structural differences (in bones, ligaments and other tissues) from men, as well as hormonal fluctuations (such as higher estrogen). These reasons also…

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3 Common Orthopedic Injuries in Female Athletes

Although orthopedic injuries can happen to anyone at any time, the following issues are more commonly seen in women, especially female athletes. This is due to several factors, including typical female bone structure and alignment, joint and ligament laxity, muscular imbalances, and the effect of hormonal fluctuations. ACL tears The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is…

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Concussion Therapy: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, although people suffer from the invisible consequences of brain injuries every single day. This month, we are shedding light on common brain injuries and how to treat them, featuring insights from SportsMed physical therapists who specialize in neurological rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, and concussion therapy. This article is written by…

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Exercising Safely & Effectively in Cold Weather

Whether you’re hitting the slopes for a ski weekend or just heading outside for a run, exercising in cold weather presents a unique set of challenges. It takes the body longer to “warm up” (literally and figuratively) in cold weather, particularly the muscles and lungs. Additionally, while you may not feel like you’re sweating as…

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Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Over 500,000 people in the United States suffer from Parkinson’s disease, and the numbers are rising. Although the cause of this debilitating neurological degenerative disease is unknown, scientists and doctors alike attribute it to both environmental and genetic factors. Seeing that the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease progress very slowly over time, it is imperative for…

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Treating Neurological Disorders with AlterG

When we think about treatments for neurological disorders, many of us may not immediately make the connection between physical therapy and neurological disorder. The fact is, physical therapy is among one of the most useful treatments for neurological disorders and treating neurological disorders with AlterG technology has helped tremendously since its inception. Many patients with…

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AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill For Athletes

Getting injured for an athlete can be a frustrating problem, especially with the long recovery times and less than ideal conditions that simply hold back your potential. As a physical therapist, there used to be only so much that one can do in order to speed up recovery. However, with the introduction of the AlterG…

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