PerformanceTherapy: Treating & Preventing Throwing Injuries

July, 2020

Health & Wellness Newsletter

NEWSLETTER TREATING & PREVENTING THROWING INJURIES Is the quarantine causing you to lose the amount of physical activity you had before the stay-at-home orders were put in place? The sedentary lifestyle that I’m sure many people have experienced since being quarantined to their homes can actually lead to more aches, pains, and discomfort than onemay think. Your body, quite simply, was made tomove! With gyms and exercise classes closing down for the time being, it can be difficult to find the motivation to get your daily physical activity while sitting at home.

uncertain times, there is also more time to consult with your physical therapist. At Performance Therapy Institute, we are able to treat both old and new injuries alike. If you feel an old injury flare up, or if you think you may have sustained a new injury from playing spring sports from the comfort of your backyard, contact us. In addition to treating the injury, our physical therapists will help strengthen the affected area, in order to prevent additional injury from occurring. Our physical therapists can also provide you with helpful warm-up and cool-down techniques for your sport or hobby, in order to lower the risk of sustaining another injury. In addition to injury treatment and prevention, our licensed physical therapists can also provide you with necessary physical and hygienic precaution tips for staying safe and healthy during the pandemic – all while still being able to carefully get out and participate in the activities you love. For more information, contact us today.

Fortunately, with the warm weather coming in full swing, it is a great time to get outdoors and play some sports – while continuing to stay safe and keep your distance, of course. As always, if you find yourself in pain from a throwing injury this season or you’d like to discuss ways you can stay active, don’t hesitate to contact Performance Therapy Institute. Common causes of throwing/upper extremity injuries. Upper extremity injuries typically fall under one of two categories: acute or overuse. Acute injuries are caused by a single specific incident, such as a strain or tear. Overuse injuries are caused by excessive repetitive movements over time. Swimming, softball, baseball, tennis, or football can all result in rotator cuff tears. This occurs when the muscles or tendons that surround the shoulder joint become damaged or torn. What can I do if I think I sustained an upper extremity injury? Withmore time around the house during these


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