Category Archives: Sports Injuries

Recognizing a Concussion: Signs and Symptoms

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC There are more than 4 million concussions during competitive sports with up to 50% going unreported or undiagnosed. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by bump, blow, or jolt to the head. It also can be caused by quick movements of the head back and […]

Is Stretching Important for Exercise and Sports?

By Dr. John R. Mishock Stretching has been performed as a warm up and recovery modality in exercise and sports for many decades, if not centuries. The current body of research demonstrates that stretching can have several beneficial effects if used appropriately. What is Stretching? Stretching has been defined as: “the application of force to musculotendinous […]

Recognizing a Concussion: Signs and Symptoms

By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC There are more than 4 million concussions during competitive sports with up to 50% going unreported or undiagnosed. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by bump, blow, or jolt to the head. It also can be caused by quick movements of the head back and forth. In […]

Low back pain does not mean giving up Golf.

By Sally A. Caldwell, DPT, Clinical Director of Phoenixville clinic Golf has become a very popular sport for people of all ages, but with any sport, injuries can occur, especially to the back, causing low back pain. And for those who have chronic, long standing back pain, this can hinder and limit their ability to […]

Baseball Pitcher Fatigue: Learning to Recognize the Critical Signs!

John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Most youth baseball leagues now have pitch count guidelines to help reduce shoulder and elbow overuse injuries. Limiting the amount of pitches thrown has reduced shoulder and elbow injuries in Little League Baseball by as much as 50% (Little League, 2011, 2013). However, pitch limits are not the whole […]

Baseball throwing injuries: Are We Putting Our Kids at Risk?

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Approximately, 2.2 million children between the ages of 4 and 16 will begin participating in organized baseball this season throughout the country. Many of these young athletes who participate in baseball may develop a painful condition of the elbow and/or shoulder. Youth baseball throwing injuries continue to […]

Baseball Interval Throwing Program: Start your Pre-Season throwing Program to Prevent Shoulder and Elbow Injuries

By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Approximately, 3-4 million children and adolescence between the ages of 4 and 17 participate in organized baseball throughout the country. Unfortunately, many of these young athletes will develop elbow and or shoulder pain and be seen in physical therapy clinics and orthopedic surgeon’s offices this year. Little leaguers […]

Concussion and Brain Injury: Are we putting our youth football players at risk?

By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC   Approximately 3,500,000 young athletes (7-18 years-of-age) play organized tackle football in the United States. Recently there has been much scrutiny placed on youth tackle football due to the recent research on the potential long term effects of repeated head contacts leading to the development of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy […]