With March Madness just got over, and NBA basketball playoffs are in sight. We still have got basketball on the mind – as many people do at this time every year. Many people working on their brackets, physical therapist are ready to deal with injuries which arise from basketball.
All players playing at college, NBA level are very well conditioned and trained. They still get hurt and need to warm up properly in order to avoid injuries.
Meanwhile weekend worrier, who just started playing outside as weather is getting better have to be more careful to avoid injuries playing basketball.
All players must do good warm up and stretches before starting game. All players should condition themselves and have proper footwear while playing.
Common Basketball Injuries
These are the common basketball injuries which we see commonly;
- Ankle Injuries (sprains, strains, fractures tibia/ fibula)
- Knee Injuries (ACL, MCL, Meniscus tears)
- Shoulder Injuries (Rotator Cuff tears)
- Hand & Wrist Injuries (sprains, dislocations, fractures)
Regardless of your age, if you have an injury playing basketball, physical therapy can help you to recover from your injury. Physical therapy can help you to reduce pain, increase range of motion and improve muscle strength.
Most of us don’t get luxury of a professional basketball player and get personal physical therapist. Here at New Age Physical Therapy we tailored each patient’s treatment depends on their injury and get them back to playing basketball as soon as possible.
New York State allows direct access to physical therapy. That means you get to make an appointment whether or not you have a prior prescription from another physician.
Our physical therapist is highly motives have more than 16 years of experience in outpatient physical therapy. If have been injured playing basketball, contact us today to set up an appointment.
When any woman asked “What activities are safe for me since i am pregnant?” We need to assess situation and prescribed safe exercises.
What are the best and safe activities for pregnant woman?
Safest exercise for pregnant woman will be walking and swimming. Some low impact exercises like dancing as long as it doesn’t involve jumping and sudden jerky movement it should help to bring heart rate up.
Low impact strengthening exercises will be great. However therapist should focus on a individual person. Every woman is in different physical shape depends on their life style; so one exercise program not going to fit all.
We need to have detail conversation with them about risks, benefits and appropriate modification as the pregnancy progresses, signs to look which for that they aren’t tolerating the activities.
Try not to change their exercise pattern much away from what they normally do or what they normally love. We have presumed that certain activity like yoga is safe for pregnant woman. However some study suggests that teaching yoga to a pregnant woman who never did it might lead to safety issue.
We must also consider the emotional component of someone’s fitness choices. What that means is doing not change their lifestyle completely upside down and told them to do exercises which they have never done before. Not only it will be more unsafe but patient’s compliance ratio will drop.
In addition, if a woman is very active and we know that she is going to go back postpartum quicker than we think is “safe”, then perhaps maintaining them close to their baseline with their preferred activity will optimize their recovery.
Bottom-line keeping pregnant woman safely active during her pregnancy will help her in her post partum recovery.
With increase in sports among young children, there is increase in injuries among young athletes who get hurt playing sports. Lot of those injuries is to muscles, ligaments and joints. It happens while training, during games or during other outdoor activities.
Most of the injuries happen due to overuse, while others may be due to lack of training, improper warm up.
So understanding few basic things can prevent those kinds of injuries in young athletes.
Make sure that your child should know perfect techniques of the sports mechanism, for example how to hold the ball while playing and how to throw it to proper side.
Overhead toss of a boy kids and a young lady’s underhand windmill pitch can be exceptionally distressing on the elbow and shoulder, unless a mentor or educator can give appropriate direction and it’s done bio-mechanically effectively.
In the case of tennis or golf sports, a mentor ought to educate the correct grasp on a racquet or club, and also the right position when hitting the ball, to lessen the danger of damage.
Every day and time you must check and ensure that your kids take after a suitable warm-up routine before going out to play. Warm up before any game is entering in counteracting muscle strain damage. Kids ought to warm up and do extends to maintain a strategic distance from muscle strain.
That may include circling the field to permit joints to warm up, rehashed arm/leg development and additionally extending the muscles in the arms and legs to get them good to go.
Give careful consideration to your kid for indications of exhaustion or muscle abuse, especially in a long diversion or twofold header. Kids who play many sports and have practice or amusement regular are more inclined for abuse harm. Listen to their whines and watch their non-verbal communication for any indication of torment.
Take example one good soccer player who get to be dried out or is basically drained from running from one end of the field to the next is significantly more liable to endure harm than a substitute who comes in crisp for the second half.
In sport the kids either boy or girl who has tossed more than couple of dozen pitches compelling should be supplanted in the later innings, so they don’t over pitch.
The tips described above are much helpful for your kids who are continue connected with sports and suffering from sports injuries often. Here we at New Age Physical Therapy Queens, NY giving you solution for this kids sports injury for kids. Just reach us and free from worries about your child.
Elbow injury is not as common as shoulder, knee but many times we have heard of tennis elbow, golfer elbow. This kind of injury does not happen to people who play golf or tennis. Anybody can get that kind of pain or other elbow pain.
If you are in pain and unable to use your arm, elbow without pain you should consult your physical therapist that can evaluate you and develop treatment plan to help you return to your previous level of function.
In most of the plan first goal is to reduce pain so initial therapy may include electrical stimulation, ultrasound, soft tissue mobilization but mainstay of your program will be therapeutic exercises.
Therapeutic exercises may include Range of elbow motion exercises, strengthening exercises, flexibility exercises.
Conditions that may require you to perform elbow range of motion exercises may include:
- Tennis elbow/ lateral epicondylitis
- Golfer’s elbow/medial epicondylitis
- Elbow fracture
- Shoulder pain or injury
- Olecrenon bursitis
- any contusion or injury to elbow
Initially while controlling pain therapist another important goal is to maintain or increase your Range of motion.
These are simple exercises like…
1. Bending elbow (elbow flexion)
2. Stretching elbow or straightening elbow (elbow extension)
3. Rotating forearm in (Pronation)
4. Rotating forearm out (Supination)
5. Turn it Over: Forearm Supination
Range of motion exercises can be performing 1-2 times a day 1 or 2 sets of 10 or as prescribed by your physical therapist. If any ROM exercises increases your pain you should consult your physical therapist.
Once patient has good ROM and mild pain next goal is to strengthen elbow. Physical therapist can use free weights, your own body weights or mechanical weight to increase your strength. Physical therapist may use digiflex, towel gripping exercises or there putty. At this point therapist may advised you to do some strengthening exercises at home
All above mentioned modalities and exercises will help you to achieve your prior functional level. So if you got hurt and have pain or stiffness in elbow consult visit Physical Therapy Fresh Meadows, NY; your physical therapist and ask how he/she can help you.
Have tried wobbling board for any injury or knowing how to use it for physical therapy? It can be amazing tools for rehabilitation for bad ankle sprain and also it often used in yoga and sport training too.
Sometimes patients complaints about their ankle pain it may happen that ligaments has been damaged; ligaments have injuries that known as ankle sprains.
Do you how wobble board helps for having relaxed from ankle pain?
There are many ways that can be done through wobble boards which works to rehab the injured ankle.
It will improve motion range:
Ankles become strict due to injury; and that is the problem that leads to injury again. At that time wobble board will play important role for recovery; it will move you ankle in all movement and help to joints.
We think that ankle motion works as up and down only, but you are wrong here it also works in both right and left sides and in rotation view too. The wobble board is the main tools which will help you to move your ankle in all these direction smoothly with pain.
It helps to improve strength of Ankle:
When you have pain due injury of ankle at that time muscles that surrounding on ankle is become week and make pain much. Due to this it may happen that you will lead to ankle pain and joints pain too.
With the help of this mobility the ankle not target general up and down movements of ankle for the different muscles surrounding through joints. The wobble board will help for functional movements for the joints.
It improves proprioception
If you don’t know about Proprioception; then first we clear about it that it helps to give any message to your brain from body. It may happen that due to having ankle injury your Proprioception can be damaged and can problems for doing movements of ankle.
The balance board is the things that help to not only recover ankle joints pain but retain ankle joints too and your body movements that prevent future injury. Those peoples who have good Proprioceptive ability in their body have possibility to recover ankle joints earlier.
Some ankle sprains have ability to recover it quickly in simple steps but sometimes it happens that it may take time, at that time wobble board is the tools that will help you to rehab this pain. New Age Physical Therapy Centre Queens, NY helps to recover this ankle pain problem with the help of amazing physical therapy. If you have problem with this kind you should get in touch here for solution.
When anyone lifting any heavy weight things from ground or flooring at that time he or she feels pain in low back sometimes. Elder people often face this problem due to old age and weakness in body. The luggage or any simple things don’t have to heavy in weight but low back pain occurs due to having debilitating in body.
There are lots of reason to having pain in low back; either it may for physical body problems or may happen that due frequent bending forward side too for getting any items. Whenever you bend to lifting any items from flooring, your spine curve forward too it’s called a lordosis is reversed.
It may possibility to increase stress and tension on your spinal discs, muscles, joints and discs because of reversal of the lordosis. This is the main point and reason to having more stress on joints, muscles and disc because of having reversing lordosis and rotational movements.
You must thinking that is there any good way to prevention of pain in low back while lifting any things or bending to take simple things? Do you have any idea or solution for how to protect and recover this low back pain while you are bending?
Important to be read:
Yes, we have lots of things and ideas to prevent this kind of low back pain problems specially for those peoples who are frequently doing this in 100 times in a single day.
Keep in mind that whenever you are bending forward to lifting any simple things from flooring at that time just keep in mind that you must be in appropriate position and have to minimize the strain on your low back; you should be keeping your head up side.
Don’t forget that whenever you need to take anything that time you must bend from your knees instead of your waist and also you have keep in mind that you must be near object or luggage whatever you want to lift.
You have to keep your neck position in upside and head too; if you must bending forward to lift something. It is better to look straight ahead and up in front of you while looking down at the object on the ground; also never forget to bend your knees down too; it will be much helpful to you to prevent low back pain.
Now you are thinking that how it will be helpful to bending forward from knees and lookup straight position to prevent pain; its naturally technique that help most and much beneficial for low back pain and also it will protect your spinal discs, joints and muscles too very well.
If still you have confusion and you are thinking to go for expert therapist for this low back pain then you should visit New Age Physical Therapy Queens, NY for better pain prevention therapy. It will be much good and beneficial for you to recover.
The experts at new age PT centre will teach you well to help your condition through exercises in natural way, so you don’t need to take any kind of medicines too.
Therapist will also teach you how to maintain your posture for your back through different exercises and therapy.
According to many studies most of us go thru some kind of pain in given 3-6 month period. It could be simple neck ache or severe pain post surgery, post injury, post fall or other incident.
For most acute pain patient might have to see doctor or go to emergency room. But for other routine pain and aches patient should not be rushing to emergency room. Patient can try few simple things at home depends on type of pain before rushing to emergency room.
For any acute injury patient can follow simple formula-PRICE.
It stands for
For chronic conditions patient can use hot packs.
For most musculo-skeletal pain physical therapist can help you to manage your pain with different modality at home. Physical therapist can also advise to do different exercise to relieve pain. Physical therapist can also advise to modify your lifestyle to help you cope with your pain.
By avoiding pain with conservative methods, patient can avoid visits to emergency room and long wait, can avoid addiction to controlled pain medication and its side effects. So next time if you have any pain or somebody who you know have pain follows simple steps and consults your physical therapist if needed.
More about your healthy life;
As we are know that physical therapy is more reliable and perfect to reduce some inner side of pain in body. But we don’t know that physical therapy cannot frequently used as an alternative to reduce pain, opioids for musculoskeletal pain managing.
Physical therapy applied to do many of musculo skeletal types of treatment. A benefit of physical therapy in your life is much that we know. Also it can beneficial to us to avoid other side effects or bad side effect occurs due to medicines and other pharma chemicals. Physical therapy performs natural treatment in our life.
There is lots of natural therapy existed in the world such like yoga, massage and acupuncture to maintain body, avoid side effects and being healthy in life. Also this natural therapy gives lifetime good result other than drug or medicines, and for conservative drugless therapy. Many of peoples which are afraid to go for seeing doctor about that problems and taking insurance. They should try physical therapy once in life.
Right now some therapy centre allows free some day’s therapy at their centre to evaluation of therapist work for his/her treatment. No need to go for doctors to take permission either he/she goes for physical therapy center or not. New Age Physical Therapy Centre in New York is one of the good destination where you can go to take treatment related to your pain. The center is licensed and can fulfil his/her complete requirement.
There are lots of benefits of physical therapy but it only works well if you apply in your life properly; from them meniscus tear, lower back pain, tendinitis can get much better recovery with physical therapy. It’s not only reason to reduce pain only but it can also much better to avoid post surgical complications, unnecessary surgery, and operations.
It is the thing that patients should be also proud themselves of reducing opioids dependency while PT centers are providing it with new form of pain reducing treatment. It will be much helpful to help national opioid epidemic.
Patients should be incredibly proud of reducing the dependence on opioids while providing themselves with new forms of pain management, covered by insurance. Doing this can help national opioid epidemic.
If you are suffering from your knee pain and couldn’t got recover even by visiting may of doctors and experts and its paining continue when you are walking, waling up and down through steps at your home then you should do day to day exercises related to aches.
Physical therapy is the core thing that can help you to prevent pain more wisely then medicines from doctors. You can get back to your normal if you have even more hard pain in your knee.
If you are not able to go for physical therapy centre then you can try some basic exercises at your home also. These are the simple moves that will change some your routine lifestyle and you should try at home and check whether it is beneficial for your knee or not.
1. STRENGTHEN YOUR QAUDRICEPS, GLUTEAL MUSCLES
Weak hips, thigh muscles and poor motor control these are the nasty thing that can lead you to add forces existed on your joint of knee. Weak quadriceps really effects how your body weight bears thru your joint. Weak gluteal also affects your pelvic related pain and due to this issue it may happen overloading on knee joint.
So you can find exercises to strengthen quadriceps and gluteal muscles. Focus more on quadriceps muscles first start with simple knee presses and holding and straight leg raises. Progress slowly.
2. MAKE CORRECT LIMITATION OF MOBILITY
Also patient has to check their mobility especially on their lower extremity. Lack of flexibility in hamstrings, quadriceps and calf muscles can lead to improper loading on joint which in turn lead to pain ache across your knee.
Stretching those muscles really prevents injury especially in athletes. Without the necessary mobility, your knees are going to take the brunt of the force. So add some stretching exercises to your routine exercises.
3. DO TRAIN OF YOUR CORE
When we are talking about knee pain, weak abdominal muscles can also play a important role. Weak core can make once posture poor which in turn lead to improper gait. Improper gait can lead to pain across knee.
In majority issue we never worry for 6-pack, we are conversing about your inner essence stabilizers which is across abdominals. Processing to do this stability and endurance can help you to improve posture, improve gait pattern which may help to reduce knee pain.
4. YOU SHOULD STABLE YOUR WEIGHT
Heavy weight of body can also occur stress placed on your knees. Expert says that anyone who has high weight problems can be at high risk for knee osteoarthritis. If you need to relax from this knee issue happened from heavy weight then you should do some little diet in your daily food and also required to change some daily activities of working. It will help you decrease your heavy weight and lead you to reduce your knee pain.
Regular cardio and resistance exercises are good way to maintain your weight and build strong lean muscles. But if you are suffering from much knee pain then you should make limit or stop some physical working activities, daily work etc. You can do exercise in pool that can help you to prevent high
By exercising in a pool you can reduce the effects of significance on the body, so that it can beneficial for you to reduce pain.
5. LOOK DOWN AT YOUR FEET
Alignment of foot should be properly because it may happen that improper foot structure also plays role to increase knee pain. A person who wears high heels shoes has shown high compressive forces on knee.
People who wearing worn out shoe or has over- pronated foot can also have increase weight on to their knee. So take proper foot care, changing footwear regularly, proper ankle mobility can help you to reduce knee pain.
After understanding your knee problem you can try some exercises at home and follow some simple steps of New Age Physical Therapy, NY if you still have trouble please call your physical therapist.
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