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Mat Herpes and Return to Play

Ryan Musgrave, EdD, AT, ATC

December 24, 2019

Can you explain what mat herpes is and when it is safe to return to play?   Read More


On-field Examination for Concussion

Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA

February 28, 2018

What is included in an on-field examination for a concussion?   Read More


UCL Injury Prevention in Baseball Throwers

Ryan Bitzel, MPT

December 21, 2017

Is UCL reconstruction an epidemic for Major League Baseball?   Read More


Causes of Fatigue in Throwers

Ryan Bitzel, MPT

February 15, 2017

Evidence has shown that pitching when tired leads to poor performance and increased risk of injury. What are the causes of fatigue in pitchers?   Read More

Overtraining and Burnout Symptoms

Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA

January 11, 2017

What are the key symptoms of overtraining and burnout?   Read More


Recommendations to Prevent Overuse Injuries to the Shoulder or Elbow for Pitchers

Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA

January 4, 2017

What are some recommendations to help pitchers prevent overuse injuries to the shoulder or elbow?   Read More


Common Findings on Physical Exam for Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture

David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

November 30, 2016

What are the common finding on physical exam with distal biceps tendon rupture?   Read More


Management After Simple Dislocation of the Elbow

David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

October 26, 2016

What is they typical managment for a simple elbow dislocation?   Read More


Exercise and Metabolic Effects

Lori Sherlock, Ed.D, MS, ATRIC, AEA Fitness Specialist, CSCS

October 29, 2015

What if a patient has very limited strength and endurance, but is underweight? Is there any way to decrease the usually wonderful metabolic effects?   Read More


Faulty Jump Pattern Intervention

David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

December 15, 2014

What interventions would you do with someone with a faulty jump that collapses inward?   Read More


Electrical Stimulation Use Post-op ACL Repair

David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

November 10, 2014

Is electrical stimulation beneficial to facilitate quadriceps contraction early on post-op?   Read More


Biking and Low Back Pain

Erik Moen, PT

October 13, 2014

How long do you have patients stay off the bike with a low back injury? Do you change trunk angles with them when they are in rehab?   Read More


Metartarsalgia and Relation to Bike Fit

Erik Moen, PT

August 4, 2014

When someone has metatarsalgia, what do you address first in a bike fit? Shoe cleat fit or knee angle?   Read More


The Prone T, Y and L Exercises

Michael Crowell, PT, DSc, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

April 16, 2014

Can you explain the prone T, Y, and L exercises?   Read More


Shoulder Imaging: Choosing between MR Arthrogram and MRI

Michael Crowell, PT, DSc, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

March 12, 2014

Can you review why someone would order an MR arthrogram over an MRI?   Read More


The use of the Outlet View in Imaging of the Shoulder

Michael Crowell, PT, DSc, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

January 29, 2014

What is outlet view, and when would its use be indicated?   Read More


What is Posterior Ankle Impingement?

David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

October 2, 2013

Can you explain posterior ankle impingement?   Read More


Return-to-Play Progressions for Non-Pitching Athletes

David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

September 3, 2013

What type of return to play progression would you recommend for non-pitching athletes like tennis players?   Read More


Rehabbing the Non-Pitching Overhead Athlete

David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

August 20, 2013

Can a Thrower’s Ten program be applied to volleyball players and/or swimmers?   Read More


Functional Ways to Measure Attention in Patients Post Stroke

Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT

June 6, 2013

What are some ways that you measure attention in patients post-stroke?   Read More