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Is Youth Baseball Battling a Tommy John Surgery “Epidemic”?
May 5, 2015
According to ESPN, Ulnar Collateral Ligament (“UCL”) reconstruction, frequently referred to as Tommy John surgery, is approaching “epidemic” frequency among professional athletes. The procedure is common among collegiate and professional athletes in several sports, most notably baseball. According to Adam Discepolo, Partner and Clinical Director at Professional Physical Therapy’s Merrick clinic, professional athletes, however, are … Continued
March is National Athletic Training Month! Certified Athletic Trainers (ATs) play an important role in keeping student athletes safe on the field and court. We talked with Angelo Marsella, Director of Sports Medicine, and Sports Medicine Coordinators Elissa Linderman and Stacey Schreiber about what Athletic Trainers do and why they’re so important. What do Athletic Trainers do? Elissa … Continued
Shoveling snow may be the most physically challenging exercise you face this winter and during the entire year. “While regular exercise and strengthening your legs and core before winter arrives is highly recommended, following the tips below can help reduce the likelihood of injury while shoveling snow,” said Jeff Yellin, Partner and Regional Clinical Director … Continued
To some, the New Year is an opportunity to start with a clean slate and tackle those goals put off in 2014. And like many of us, this means starting, or getting back into, fitness. While this is a great goal, how you approach it is very important to your success. Too often, one’s eagerness … Continued
Do Attractive, Affordable Ergonomic Office Chairs Exist?
December 29, 2014
This article was originally posted by Cusi Cram on December 22, 2014 in the web magazine Cafe.com. Chances are you are sitting while you read this. And it’s killing you. Sitting is linked to an encyclopedia of ill health, including diabetes, heart disease, circulatory problems, muscle degeneration, varicose veins, blood clots, a slow metabolic rate, … Continued
With the holiday season in full swing, it’s not just the crowds of shoppers that you’ll have to masterfully plan your way around. It’s also those common holiday-related aches and strains. Professional Physical Therapy wants to make sure you enjoy time spent with your loved ones and learn how to avoid these potential injuries. Here, … Continued
9 Tasty Ways to Alleviate Pain and Build your Bones!
September 9, 2014
September is Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month, which makes it the perfect time to load up on these beneficial foods. Fruits and vegetables are crucial to a healthy diet, but did you know certain types can reduce inflammation and strengthen bones? The following nine fruits and veggies offer a tasty way to alleviate … Continued
The US Open Tennis Championship is here, and tennis enthusiasts are all looking forward to watching their favorite players over the next two weeks! While tennis is an exhilarating game for players and fans alike, many do not realize the extent of injuries that can be caused by playing this sport. Tennis injuries are extremely … Continued
As a new parent, time is your most valuable resource — often stretched beyond what you feel is possible. Juggling taking care of your newborn, your home, your job, and more can be overwhelming. Healthy habits, including staying fit, usually suffer as new moms and dads adjust to their unfamiliar lifestyles. But, remaining active and … Continued
Physical Therapy Helps Baseball Players Avoid Injury and Succeed!
July 10, 2014
Reposted on July 10, 2014 in honor of the MLB All-Star Game July 15, 2014. “Physical therapists are experts in improving mobility and motion and eliminating pain. For young baseball players, physical therapists can help prevent injuries from occurring and facilitate recovery when they occur.” Professional Physical Therapy’s Adam Discepolo, Clinical Director of our Merrick office, discusses … Continued
Imagine for a moment that your young child has been diagnosed with leukemia. You bring them to all of their appointments with their cancer care team, holding their hand the entire time. You watch as they slowly weaken from chemotherapy sessions, but encourage them with optimistic words. You pray anxiously for the day when the … Continued
We interviewed Dean Maddalone, Director of the Professional Athletic Performance Center (PAPC), about what’s in store for athletes this summer at the 20,000 square foot professional-grade indoor facility, located in Garden City, NY. Summer’s right around the corner. What can we expect at the PAPC? Every summer is a lot of fun at the Professional … Continued
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