sports injuries, SI dysfunction

Sacroiliac Joint Anatomy

Anatomy and physiology of the sacroiliac joints

The sacroiliac joint, abbreviated as “SI” joint, is a connection of two bones just below the lumbar vertebrae (your lower back). This joint is composed of the sacrum and ilium bones.  Just as the keystone in a masonry arch serves to maintain the structural integrity of doorways and ceilings,

running injuries

A good read for runners: Why We Get Running Injuries (and How to Prevent Them) By Gretchen Reynolds February 10, 2016 5:30 am February 10, 2016 5:30 am

Warm weather is on its way across the country — really, it is, I promise— and so are spring marathons, meaning that many people soon will begin a new or augmented running program. Many also will wind up sidelined by injury. But a new study suggests that being light on your feet could keep most runners healthy.

outpatient orthopedic physical therapy

Understanding the Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy Marketplace by, David Mesnick, PT, OCS, cMDT

Understanding the Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy Marketplace by, David Mesnick, PT, OCS, cMDT

As patient financial responsibility continues to rise, now more than ever consumers in the health care market are looking for the best value for their dollars spent on physical therapy.

Outpatient orthopedic physical therapy is a sub-specialty within the profession that also includes care for pediatrics,

yoga moves for your back

The Best Yoga Moves for Your Back

Overview

At any given time, more than 30 million Americans experience lower-back pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association. Back pain is also one of the most common reasons people miss work, and it’s the second most common cause for doctor’s office visits, the ACA reports. Poor posture, weak back muscles and a sedentary lifestyle are major contributors to back pain.

Running stability workshop

Excerpts from: Running with stability workshop at Taylor Brawner Park in Smyrna

  • It is important to Pre screen with a Physical Therapist, running coach, or Sports Medicine Doctor before running.
  • Saucony Triumph and Guide are good neutral shoes
  • Visit: www.runningwarehouse.com shoes are sorted by foot type
  • Always stretch before you run
  • Cross train with 1-2 days of core stabilization
  • Never run through pain
  • Running cadence should be ~165-180 (180 strikes per minute is optimal)
    • If your cadence is less than 160 you are over striding and risk LE overuse injuries
    • To calculate cadence count how many times your left foot hits the ground in 30 seconds and multiply by 2.
best running shoes

Best Shoes of 2016

 

In an effort to promote wellness we have compiled a list of the best shoes of 2016. Below you will find David’s best shoe selections for 2016.

Asics – Gel Nimbus, Cumulus, Kayano

Brooks – Ghost, Glycerin

Saucony – Ride

Addidas – Boost (three models of Boost but all are good)

Nike –