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Back Pain: Why are back pain guidelines being ignored for our athletes?

Back Pain: Why are back pain guidelines being ignored for our athletes?
If you've been involved in any high level of sport you know that athletes have excellent access to medical attention. Usually there is a sports medicine team staffed with athletic therapists, doctors, physical therapists, and sometimes even massage therapists. These professionals often travel with the team and are focused solely on their care. When...
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Try These Dynamic Warm-Ups

Try These Dynamic Warm-Ups
Does warming up and stretching mean the same thing? The two are often thought to be interchangeable, but when it comes preparing for exercise they have very different function. Clarifying the difference between the two could be the difference between suffering a running injury and staying healthy. Based on the scientific evidence, a dynamic warm up...
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Knee pain – could it be your fat pad?

Knee pain – could it be your fat pad?
​What is a fat pad!? Despite common beliefs about fat, in actuality fat in your body is really functional and necessary – you just don't want it in excessive amounts. Even if you already knew that, we don't usually consider fat as an anatomical structure. Well it is! And it is actually a really sensitive type of structure found throughout the body....
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Does stretching before a run prevent injury?

Does stretching before a run prevent injury?
​What does it mean to you to warm up before exercising? How does stretching fit into this picture? A quick trip to Central Park will reveal that for most runners warming up and stretching are the same thing. The two have traditionally been linked when it comes to preparing for exercise, but are they the same? Let Base Physical Therapy help you ...
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Adrian Peterson Tore His Meniscus...A Bucket Handle Fantasy Tragedy

Adrian Peterson Tore His Meniscus...A Bucket Handle Fantasy Tragedy
​From what we already know, Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson has torn a meniscus in his right knee. More specifically, a bucket handle tear. Recent reports indicate that Peterson underwent surgery Thursday September 22nd to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee. That is what we know. But do we know what a meniscus is? What is it...
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