Why my week was #BETTER 7.28.17

Happy weekend everyone!  I spent last weekend at Chautauqua Lake with family and one (very happy) dog named Buddy. Looking forward to this weekend’s long run with Fleet Feet Cleveland and this amazing Filipino feast at The Plum Cafe.  Hope you all have an amazing weekend too! Here’s what made this workweek #BETTER: Want to master toes-to-bar?  I do!  I’ve been … Read More

Things that are making my week #BETTER

  Hi all!  Hope you are having an amazing week.  Check out what is making mine #BETTER:    Injured?  Having surgery?  Consider the role of nutrition in your healing process.  Check out this article from Life in Motion Sports Therapy in Arizona. Who doesn’t love the Script Cleveland signs around our city?  Now the East Side has a new one.  Looking … Read More

Research Roundup: Reactive Agility, Soccer Kicking Performance

Research Roundup-  Week of June 13, 2016 What CLE Sports PT is reading to give athletes #BETTER care Relationship Between Reactive Agility and Change of Direction Speed in Amateur Soccer Players.  No significant relationship found between reactive agility and change of direction speed, suggesting that reaction training for sports like soccer is more effective.   ACL reconstruction in youth athletes results … Read More

Research Roundup: Fatigue, Arthritis, In-Season Strength Training Week of May 30

May 30, 2016:  What CLE Sports PT is reading to give athletes #BETTER care   Should player fatigue be the focus of injury prevention strategies for international rugby sevens tournaments?  During the Rugby Sevens World Series, much more injuries seen in the second half of matches.  The proportion of injuries also increased as the tournament went on-  probably due to fatigue.   The Relationship of Foot Strike Pattern, Shoe Type, … Read More

Research Roundup: Hamstring Injuries; Neck Strength in Football

Research Roundup-  Week of May 16, 2016: What CLE Sports PT is reading to give athletes #BETTER care Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: Clinical Aspects of Assessment and Management:  New ahead of print in JOSPT–  a great read and management outline of an injury affecting many athletes.   Strengthening the Gluteus Medius Using Various Bodyweight and Resistance Exercises.  Explains why glute medius strengthening is important, and compares exercises based on … Read More

Research Roundup: Pain in Marathoners, Second ACL Surgery

Research Roundup-  Week of May 2, 2016: What CLE Sports PT is reading to give athletes #BETTER care   Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Pain in Marathon Runners Who Compete at the Elite Level.  75% of 199 elite marathoners had running-related pain, most often in the lower leg.  Age, experience, and training volume had no effect on the presence of pain in these runners.   … Read More

Research Roundup: Concussions in the NBA

Research Roundup-  Week of April 25, 2016: What CLE Sports PT is reading to give athletes #BETTER care   Concussion Incidence and Return-to-Play Time in National Basketball Association Players.  Results From 2006 to 2014.   The number of concussions in the NBA hasn’t increased over this 8-year study, but time lost from injury has.  In 2006, most players returned to … Read More

Research Roundup: Don’t “Tighten Your Core”

Research Roundup: What CLE Sports PT is reading to give athletes #BETTER care   Abdominal Bracing Increases Ground Reaction Forces and Reduces Knee and Hip Flexion During Landing.  Many coaches and PT’s teach athletes to “hold the core tight” during certain exercises.  But in this study, when athletes pulled their core tight during plyometrics (drop landings), researchers saw increased forces through the athletes’ joints … Read More

Research Roundup: Improve Your Soccer Performance With Plyometrics and Sprint Training

Ever wondered how to take your soccer skills to the next level?  Footskills and tactical training are important, but adding plyometrics and sprint training give you the explosiveness to beat a defender to the ball.  This week’s study from the Journal of Strength and Conditioning  shows the effect of this training on youth soccer players.   The researchers divided young … Read More

Research Roundup: All About the Glutes

The glutes-  everyone’s favorite muscle.  Let’s be honest- there’s no song called “I like big calves and I cannot lie.”  Or “All about that neck” (no treble!).   But strong glutes don’t just look nice in jeans-  they prevent injury, improve performance, and increase running speed. Sadly, for the amount of attention we give our butts, the majority of us … Read More