Category Archives: Physical Therapist

Manual Therapy: An evidence-based treatment to relieve pain and improve function

Manual Therapy: An evidence-based treatment to relieve pain and improve function By Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC  Manual therapy is one of the most widely used therapeutic solutions by physical therapists and chiropractors to treat pain and musculoskeletal disorders. Manual therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy or chiropractic delivered by the clinicians' [...]

Growth-Plate Injuries of the Shoulder and Elbow in Baseball and Softball Players

Growth-Plate Injuries of the Shoulder and Elbow in Baseball and Softball Players   By Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC  Are Growth-plate injuries common in youth and adolescent baseball and softball players? Growth-plate shoulder and elbow injuries are common in youth and adolescent baseball and softball players.  The growth plate (epiphyseal plate or physis) is [...]

Try Physical Therapy First! – Seeing a Physical Therapist First for Musculoskeletal Pain Improves Outcomes and Saves Money

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC   Why Should I See a Physical Therapist First Through Direct Access? Musculoskeletal disorders are injuries or disorders affecting the body's movement or the musculoskeletal system, secondary to pain or limited function. These disorders cost the health care system over 800 billion dollars and are the second [...]

Baseball Pitching: What Causes a Baseball Pitcher to Throw Hard?

Baseball Pitching: What Causes a Baseball Pitcher to Throw Hard? By Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC  In baseball, it is often said that the pitcher has a strong arm. However, this phrase is a misnomer. Research clearly shows that the arm musculature (hand, forearm, and arm) contributes only about 20-25% of throwing velocity. (Gretchen […]

Knee ACL Injuries: Can we prevent them in our athletes? Part 1

Knee ACL injuries: Can we prevent them in our athletes? Part 1 By Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC    Knee injuries account for up to 40% of all sports injuries, commonly occurring in soccer, basketball, lacrosse, skiing, football, and gymnastics (Nessier et al. 2017). Knee injuries are the most common cause of surgery in [...]
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