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“Protein: It’s More Than Just Being Beefy”

“Protein: It’s More Than Just Being Beefy”

“Protein: It’s More Than Just Being Beefy” Kristin Dugan, SPT The goal of every athlete is to be the best competitor in their sport. Some may think you need fancy equipment, expensive clothing, or the latest and greatest trend to be the best you can…

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Carbohydrates: Friend or Foe?

Carbohydrates: Friend or Foe?

“Carbohydrates: Friend or Foe?” Kristin Dugan, SPT The goal of every athlete is to be the best competitor in their sport. Some may think you need fancy equipment, expensive clothing, or the latest and greatest trend to be the best you can be. Although these…

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“WATER-you waiting for?”

“WATER-you waiting for?”

Written by: Kristin Dugan, SPT (Texas State Physical Therapy) The goal of every athlete is to be the best competitor in their sport. Some may think you need fancy equipment, expensive clothing, or the latest and greatest trend to be the best you can be….

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Expected Post-Training Soreness vs Injury

Expected Post-Training Soreness vs Injury

It can be hard as a parent, coach, or athlete to determine if you or your athlete is feeling pain verses normal muscle soreness. I would like to help define muscle soreness verses injury. *What is the difference between muscle soreness and injury? Muscle soreness: felt…

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#1 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

#1 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season By Brandi Smith-Young, PT Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy DRUM ROLL PLEASE……….. The NUMBER 1 for Perfect 10.0’s Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season is…. 1) NUTRITION: Nutrition is the key to…

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#2 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

#2 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season By Brandi Smith-Young, PT Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy 2) CORE: Gymnasts tend to use their 6-pac muscles and hip flexors instead of the internal abdominals. It’s important they continuously training the internal obliques, external obliques…

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#3 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Health This Season

#3 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Health This Season

PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season By Brandi Smith-Young, PT Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy #3) HIP STABILITY: The posterior gluteus medius is one of the most important hip muscles to stabilize the hip during take-offs and landings. Poor gluteus medius firing…

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#4 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

#4 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season

PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season By Brandi Smith- Young, PT Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy #4) SHOULDER STABILITY: The shoulder blade and shoulder must be stable and move properly to ensure proper loading of the shoulder and ability to efficiently swing…

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#5 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips for Keeping Your Optional Healthy This Season

#5 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips for Keeping Your Optional Healthy This Season

PERFECT 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy This Season By Brandi Smith-Young, PT Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy #5) STRETCHING: Gymnasts take time to stretch every practice. This is important to keep the muscles and joints limber and help prevent injury. The most important things about…

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#6 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy this Season

#6 Top 10 Perfect 10.0 Tips to Keep Your Optional Healthy this Season

PERFECT 10.0 Tips to KeepYour Optional Healthy This Season By Brandi Smith- Young, PT Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy #6  LANDING MECHANICS: Proper jump and landing mechanics are imperative to ensure normal loading of the joints and tissue.  It is important to note the athlete lands with…

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