Self Talus Ankle Mobilization

Ankle mobilizations can improve dorsiflexion.

Ankle injuries are commonplace in athletics. An ankle sprain can be mild where ice, elevation, and rest results in full recovery in 7-10, or severe where immobilization in a boot is necessary and lasting 6 weeks. In either case the talus bone may sublux forward (anteriorly) and prevent full dorsiflexion of the ankle.

PT 360 Open House

On Thursday, June 6th at our Sandy Springs location, we held an open house for our current patients, partners and potential clients. Our own Sam Kridl, DPT, OCS did a demonstration on BFR (Blood Flow Restriction) therapy. BFR is a safe and effective training technique used to increase muscular size and strength using a FDA-approved tourniquet system.

Avoiding Ski Injuries

With spring ski season upon us it’s time to tune up your equipment and prepare for the big trip.  While skiing can be an amazing way to enjoy the outdoors and burn a lot of calories, injuries are very common, but there are some things you can do to avoid coming home on crutches.   

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Fall Workout Tips

Autumn is here and the weather is changing.  With cooler temperatures it can be an excellent time to focus on outdoor exercise in advance of the winter.  Here are 5 tips for improving your fitness this fall:

  1.  Take a walk or run outside.

Fall is the perfect time start a walking or running program at your local park.

Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFR)

PT360 is excited to announce the addition of blood flow restriction training to our clinic.

Blood Flow Restriction training (BFR) is a safe and effective training technique used to increase muscular size and strength using a FDA-approved tourniquet system. Weight training with BFR can recreate the stimulus of heavy resistance training except very low weight is used during the exercise.

Improving Running Form Can Reduce Injuries

Running is an enjoyable form of exercise that can help with cardiovascular health and general well being.  Beginners often initiate a program because it is a low cost form of exercise that can be performed outdoors or on a treadmill.  More advanced runners often compete in 5k’s, half marathons, and marathons which requires more intense training.

Improve your golf game with the TPI Screening

PT 360 physical therapist, Sam Kridl, is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified professional and currently works with golfers at Cherokee Town and Country club in Buckhead to help improve their golf game.  By assessing the body-swing connections through the TPI physical screening Sam is able to analyze how physical limitations in the player’s body can adversely affect their golf swing and potentially lead to poor performance and/or injury.

Its a Girl!

PT360 therapist Sam Kridl and his wife, Terri, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter. Kennedy Elizabeth Kridl was born on Tuesday, November 21st at 19 inches, 7 lbs 10 oz. This is their first child and they couldn’t be happier and more exhausted!