Pre- and Post-Pregnancy Fitness If you’re a woman who’s just discovered you’re expecting, you may be asking a lot of questions:
- How will I feel as the weeks go on?
- How much weight will I gain?
- Will I be able to work and eat and look the way I always have?
- Can I cope not only with the tremendous physical changes, but also with preparing for this new family member?
Fitness for Endurance Athletes As an athlete, you put your body through a lot. Potential Physical Therapy has created a program to rehabilitate you after injury, prevent future damage, and optimize your performance. We place special emphasis on analyzing the biomechanics of your particular sport and rehabilitate you accordingly.The following are some examples of common injuries due to poor biomechanics:
- Cycling: An improper bike setup causes knee pain, while a tight ITB causes back pain.
- Swimming: An improper body roll leads to shoulder pain.
- Running: Weak gluteal muscles cause ITB friction syndrome, while improper foot positioning can be the precursor to shin splints.
- Cricket: A fast bowling technique can trigger stress fractures of the back and rotator cuff injuries.
- CrossFit: Poor hip ROM leads to back pain when squatting.
- Ballet: A limited turnout position creates hip, knee, and back pain.
Fall Prevention According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- One in four Americans aged 65 and over falls each year.
- Falls are the leading cause of both fatal injury and nonfatal trauma-related hospitalization among older adults.
- A growing number of older adults are worried about falling and therefore limit their activities and social engagements. This results in further physical decline, depression, and isolation.