The most common injury among tennis players is known as “tennis elbow.” It is an overuse injury, caused by excess use of the forearm muscles and tendons. Usually found in any sport involving a racket, tennis elbow is onset by the repetitive motion of extending and bending the wrist. It is also seen in specific […]
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The Peak Form Health Center April 2014 Newsletter is now available! Click here to view full size.
Overhead throwing creates a variety of challenges for baseball players, especially pitchers. Due to the biomechanical consequences of repetitive throwing, pitchers are at increased risk for a variety of shoulder and elbow injuries such as shoulder impingement, labral tears, and ulnar collateral ligament tears. These injuries can often lead to long periods of recovery and, […]
Rest does not come easy for athletes. As individuals trained to push their bodies to the max, never give up, and be completely committed, rest seems like a failure. It contradicts everything an athlete trains for, increasing feelings of guilt, laziness, and inadequacy as they allow their bodies and mind to take a break. In […]
The Graston Technique for Breast Cancer Survivors The Graston Technique is a form of deep tissue massage that is becoming increasingly popular. In the past, this method has proved to be effective for athletes as they overcome sport injuries, being utilized in the NBA and NFL. Scar tissue develops around an athlete’s injury causing chronic […]
The Peak Form Health Center March 2014 Newsletter is now available! Click here to view full size.
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The Peak Form Health Center January 2014 Newsletter is now available! Click here to view full size.
Whiplash is the medical name for an injury to the neck that is created from a sudden jolt from front to back that creates a whip style movement. Whiplash is more often sustained in motor vehicle accidents; however, it can occur from a fall or sports/work related injury and so forth. The Whiplash injuries are […]
Struggling with carpal tunnel can be a debilitating experience. The inflammation around tissues and nerves in the wrist can make it difficult to perform daily tasks. The classic symptoms of carpal tunnel include numbness or pain that occurs on the thumb-side of the hand, pain that radiates up to the shoulder, and the muscles in […]