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By Shelby Troyer, PT, DPT, MS Full-time PT and Sports Resident If you have a teenage daughter, perhaps she or one of her peers has suffered a dreaded anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. It’s an injury that strikes many young female athletes, often taking them out of their beloved sports for 8 to 12 months […]

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By: Marielle Bertram PT, DPT, Quarles Court Virginia Center Multiple sclerosis has become more prevalent within the past decade, affecting more than 2.3 million people worldwide. It is a disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks and damages the myelin in the central nervous system, slowing nerve conduction and producing physical, emotional and […]

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By Steven Wentz, PT, DPT – Aurora, Ohio Center In Izamal, Mexico, nicknamed the “Magic City” and painted all in yellow, I met a young mother and her son with Down’s Syndrome. He was 4 years old but had never stood on his own. I watched his mother struggle to carry him to see my […]

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By Ashlee Jones, DPT, OCS, ATC One of the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) is difficulty with walking, which typically develops from weakness, spasticity, loss of balance, sensory deficits or fatigue. MS, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, “is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the […]

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By Stephanie Bingham, MS, LAT If you have ever watched athletes before a sporting event, you may have noticed them spending a large chunk of time warming up. Pre-game warm-ups are important for athletes of all levels and ages, gradually preparing the body for physical activity. Warm-ups should involve activities that slowly increase heart rate […]

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By Will Holley, DPT – Rogersville, Alabama Center In today’s world of youth sports, the concept of an “off-season” has become the exception. The vast majority of youth sports now offer multiple avenues to participate year-round. In no other sport is this more prevalent than baseball. Young baseball players have little difficulty finding a team with […]

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