Tag Archives: exercise

Baseball Related Arm Injuries: A Possible Solution

Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Approximately 40 million children and adolescents between the ages of 4 and 17 begin participating in organized baseball worldwide. Many young athletes develop elbow and shoulder injuries commonly seen in physical therapy clinics and orthopedic surgeons' offices. Despite pitch count rules and guidelines, youth injuries and surgeries are [...]

Diabetes: A Wake-Up Call! We Can Do Better! Part II

By Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Irrefutable evidence supports the importance of physical activity, exercise, and cardiorespiratory fitness in preventing and treating chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes Mellitus, cognitive decline, and many cancers while enhancing the immune system, health span (years healthy free of disease), longevity, and resilience. Eighty […]

Sports Injury Prevention: What are the benefits of single-limb exercise vs. bilateral exercise?

Single-limb exercises mean that the individual moves with one limb vs. two limbs—for example, a single-arm curl vs. a double-arm curl. There are many advantages to unilateral exercise training that I will highlight in this article. Benefits of unilateral exercise: 1. Increase motor unit recruitment: There is more significant muscle firing during the unilateral exercise. […]

Injury Prevention: Can Monitoring and Managing Training Load Reduce Injury?

By Dr. John R. Mishock In organized sports from youth to pro there are approximately 4-6 million injuries each year. The majority of these injuries occur as sprains and strains of the upper and lower extremity. (Hopkinsmedicine.org) Many of these injuries are preventable with proper exercise training and load management of training/competition volume, which ultimately […]

Try Physical Therapy First! – Direct Access Improves Outcomes and SAVES MONEY

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Studies show that seeing a physical therapist first through direct access can: improve musculoskeletal pain faster; reduce or remove the need for some types of musculoskeletal surgery; reduce opioid use; improve patient satisfaction; reduce expensive medical testing; and help patients get needed treatment faster. (Physical Therapy, 2017) […]

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