“Swimmers Shoulder?” OR Secondary Impingement?

The most common cause of time lost in the pool for swimmers is shoulder pain. You may have heard this referred to as “swimmers shoulder,” but this really does not give accurate description of what is actually occurring. More often than not “swimmers shoulder” is actually a “subacromial impingement,” which roughly translates into “pinching under the acromion.” If you look at the diagram below you can see the bony process attached to the shoulder blade (scapula) called the acromion. This bone is essentially the “roof” that houses a portion of the rotator cuff (supraspinatus muscle). Many times when a rotator…

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Peri and Post-Menopausal Nutrition: What You Need to Know

Peri and Post Menopausal Nutrition | Blog

Women 40 (sometimes mid-30s) and older face multiple challenges with nutrition and health. Undesirable weight gain, the loss of lean body mass, bone health concerns, and other issues that occur during the years leading to menopause and beyond can be very frustrating. While estrogen therapy has been proven to help with some of these age-related changes, it is no longer a standard of care for all women, due to other potential undesirable outcomes including increased breast cancer risk. Working with a dietitian to establish a personalized approach during this stage of life can empower women to remain healthy and strong…

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Early Sport Specialization: What Parents Need to Know

Early Sport Specialization | Blog

It is becoming more popular for young athletes to specialize in a single sport. The advantages seem obvious—putting in more time early on and “outworking” the competition should lead to a better chance of success later, right? Even though this seems to make sense, early specialization may not be giving kids the advantages parents hope for, and it can come with some risks. THE ADVANTAGES The obvious advantage is skill acquisition. Baseball players use the off-season to work on hitting or pitching mechanics, basketball players work on their shooting, and tennis players might work to develop their serve. Specific skills…

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Considerations for Returning to CrossFit After Pregnancy

Crossfit After Pregnancy | Blog

Guest blog By Dr. Carrie Pagliano DPT, OCS, WCS Have you ever had the feeling someone is hiding something from you? It’s happened to me several times now, so I know it’s not a fluke. You see, I’m a pelvic health physical therapist — yep, the kind that helps you when you have abdominal separation after pregnancy, when you experience pain during sex, and when you have urinary or bowel incontinence. Patients confide in me, sharing things they wouldn’t tell their closest family and friends, so you can imagine my confusion when I realized some patients were hiding something from me. I can…

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