Physical therapy clinics throughout Bethesda and other areas like this are now crowded with people that have injured themselves shoveling snow. Back injuries are the most commonly injured area when shoveling however many other areas can become irritated as well. Why does this so commonly occur?
If you are reading this, you likely are already aware of some of your shoulder mobility limitations. These limitations may affect your ability to overhead press in the weight room, serve on the tennis court, or swim. Perhaps you have been working on these limitations but have seen little improvement. A joint's mobility will be limited for a reason. What reason could that be?...Continue reading
Weight lifting belts create a lot of debate in the world of training and rehab. As performance physical therapists, we get this question a lot. Are weight lifting belts good or bad for you to use? Will it help or hurt your performance?Continue reading
“Kettlebell swings hurt my back.”
This is something that I commonly hear from our physical therapy patients in Bethesda. Many participate in Crossfit, sports or simply enjoy exercising. Regardless of their exercise preference, kettlebell swings often find their way into the regimen. This is for good reason as the kettlebell swing is a great exercise. However, like all exercises, when performed improperly it can result in discomfort.
Pull ups are an incredible exercise. The ability to perform a strict pull up with quality technique is a great measure of upper body strength and relative strength per body weight. However, many do not possess what is required to perform a pull up properly. Do you?Continue reading