Category Archives: Physical Therapist

The “Triple Extensors”: Run fast and Jump high!

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC To run fast or jump high, you must have explosive push off of the “triple extenders” of the ankle (plantar flexion), knee (extension), and hip (extension). The muscles that make up the “triple extenders” are the; gluteus maximus at the hip, the hamstrings (biceps femoris, semimembranosus, semitendinosus, […]

COVID-19 “Long-haulers”: Physical Therapy – The Treatment of Choice

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Researchers estimate about 10% of COVID-19 patients become “COVID long-haulers” (Rubin, JAMA, 2021). “Long-haulers” are people who experience persisting symptoms of COVID-19 long after the infection is defeated. The condition can affect both young and old with very mild to severe symptoms. COVID-19 has far-reaching pathology, potentially […]

Physical Therapy: Enhancing Movement in Sports through Brain Training

By Dr. John R. Mishock Physical therapists use various treatment techniques to help their patients improve pain, enhance function, and optimize the individual’s quality of life. Physical therapists are highly trained in helping their clients acquire and optimize functional movement skills. Whether it is to learn to walk or perform the highest level sports performance […]

Football and Concussions: The Physical Therapist’s Role

By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Despite COVID-19 the NFL, college, high school, and youth football is being played. Beyond the concern for prevention of COVID-19, concussion prevention and management are at the forefront of health providers’ concerns. According to NFL injury data, 224 reported concussions were reported in 2019, up 4.7 % from […]

Brain Training, the Key to Developing Sports Skill: Part III

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC In part I and II of the “Proper Training of the Brain is the Key to Developing Skill in Sports” we learned how the brain and nervous system learn and perfect movement. The underlying physiology of learning is a critical to how a coach or trainer should […]

Brain Training, the Key to Developing Sports Skill: Part II

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC In part I of the “Brain Training, the Key to Developing Skill in Sports: Part I” we learned how critical the brain and perfect practice is to developing proper movement. In this article I will review the mechanisms of how the brain and nervous system learn through […]

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