William H. Caddoo, DC explains how Active Release Techniques® (A.R.T.)®, a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system/movement-based massage technique, can be used to effectively treat overuse injuries in growing athletes such as Sever's Disease and Osgood-Schlatter's, and other soft tissue sports injuries.
Unless your child has been to physical therapy for an injury before, you may not know what to think or expect as a parent. Here's some advice for parents from a physical therapist to make the rehabilitation process as smooth as possible and keep what's important in perspective.
Physical therapist Patricia Ladis takes a holistic approach to injury treatment which starts at the first visit with the taking of a good history and a thorough physical exam, not only to test for swelling, strength and range of motion, but to determine whether other parts of the body were injured.
A new book challenges the decades-old use of ice in the treatment of sports injuries, with some now claiming it has no therapeutic value in sports medicine. On the other side are those who still swear by icing a sports injury to reduce acute-injury bleeding, relieve post-injury soreness, and for relieving pain. So, is it time to remove the "I" from the first-aid acronym RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation)? We checked with MomsTEAM's expert physical therapist to find out.