Author Archives: Teresa Stockton

Concussion Myths for the Youth Athlete

Approximately 4 million concussions occur in the USA per year during competitive sports and recreational activities. Unfortunately, up to 50% of the concussions may go unreported or undiagnosed. A concussion is defined as a traumatically induced transient disturbance of brain function due to head contact or rapid head acceleration and deceleration. Concussion is a subset […]

Time for Summer Athletes to be Mindful of Their Knees

As the summer heat starts up more people are lacing up their sneakers, grabbing their I-pods, and hitting the road. Running and power walking outside are very popular forms of exercise and while they both have excellent health benefits, physical problems can still arise. Even running less than five miles a week can cause a […]

“Pre-habilitation”: Preparing for the Total Hip or Total Knee Replacement

Total knee and total hip replacements (or arthroplasties) are becoming a more common treatment for advanced knee and hip osteoarthritis as the front end of the baby boomer population reaches age 65 this year. This year alone there will be over 676,000 total knee replacements and 327, 000 total hip replacements. “Pre-habilitation” refers to physical […]

Neck Pain: What is the Right Combination for Pain Relief?

Physical Therapy Question I developed neck pain about three months ago. There was no trauma or accident. The pain developed over time and now I have difficulty moving my neck without pain. I noticed that I am getting more frequent headaches. I have tried muscle relaxers; however, it is not helping. What else can be […]

Frozen Shoulder: What Women Need to Know

Frozen shoulder, medically referred to as adhesive capsulitis, is a common disorder in which the connective tissue surrounding the shoulder joint becomes inflamed and stiff, greatly restricting motion and causing chronic pain. The condition is much more common in women than in men. In fact according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and […]