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It may come as a suprise to some, but getting injured while performing yard work is more common than you may think. Often times factors that lead to pain and injury includ improper form, overdoing it, and not proprerly preparing the body for the work. In today's blog we provide some tips to help keep you pain-free despite raking leaves this fall. Avoid back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, and wrist pain with this information! . SHOULD I “WARM-UP” BEFORE RAKING LEAVES? OR “CO...
Posted on 2020-10-15
All too often we have clients at Elite Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy with the goal of beginning a running routine. However, many times those people talk about how boring running can be, so they have a hard time sticking to it. Today we want to share with you three ways you can change up your running routine to not only enjoy it more, but improve your endurance without even thinking about it. 1. Find A Running Buddy. Often times individuals step into a new running routine solo, whic...
Posted on 2020-06-30
Top Three Exercises to Improve Balance & Reduce Risk For Falls By Biagio Mazza Today I'm going to talk about my top three favorite exercises for fall prevention and for balance training that we utilize at Elite Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy in Kansas City, MO. These are definitely going to be dependent upon the person, so please be safe! Safety is the number one thing with everything we do. But you still have to challenge your balance for it to get better.Exercise 2: Closed...
Posted on 2020-06-26
FREE OF EGGS, REFINED SUGARS, GLUTEN, AND DAIRY. This incredibly simple, guilt-free cookie recipe will be a sure-fire hit with everyone this year! Many people have some sort of cookie tradition when the holidays roll around, whether it is a cookie exchange or a night of decorating and eating your masterpieces. The only negative in such situations is consuming an unbelievable amount of sugar and other junk. These cookies will help you avoid that, even if you come back for seconds or even thi...
Posted on 2019-12-18
Both ice and heat can positively influence the healing of injuries and help reduce pain or stiffness. However, to be effective they need to be used appropriately. ICE Used to reduce inflammation, for new injuries, and for swelling — all of which the tissue is likely strained and damaged. Inflammation is not to be diminished, as it is the body’s natural response to promote healing. However, when the acute swelling and pain is excessive ice can help to relieve both. Minimu...
Posted on 2019-11-11
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