Blog Category: Conditioning

Benefits of Underwater Walking
July 23, 2015 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Benefits of Underwater Walking by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. Walking underwater can eliminate 50% or more of you body weight. Walking backwards underwater significantly increases the activity of the paraspinal muscles. Walking in … Continue reading

CORE STRENGTH AND PHYSICAL THERAPY
July 9, 2015 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Core Strength and Physical Therapy by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. 90 – 95% of the population will experience low back pain at some time in their life. Sit ups can be detrimental and … Continue reading

IMMOBILITY AND PHYSICAL THERAPY
May 28, 2015 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Immobility and Physical Therapy by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. Arthritic joints might not gain motion due to a change in anatomical shape that reduces the distance between two bones. Joint capsules and ligaments … Continue reading

MUSCLE HYPERTROPHY IN PHYSICAL THERAPY
May 21, 2015 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Muscle Hypertrophy in Physical Therapy by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. Most hypertrophy programs are long lasting and might take 2-3 months for “true” hypertrophy to occur. Anabolic steroids are thought to help the … Continue reading

DIRECT ACCESS PHYSICAL THERAPY
April 16, 2015 by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute

Direct Access Physical Therapy by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Direct Access Tid Bits. Direct Access Physical Therapy services are available without a doctor’s referral or prescription. Direct Access for Physical Therapy services is available in all 50 … Continue reading

AVOIDING INJURY IN HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING
April 2, 2015 by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute

Safe Practices and High Intensity Training by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute HIT Tid Bits. Nautilus machine training was one of the first types of HIT and it was introduced in the 1970’s. Studies of HIT programs have shown … Continue reading

PERIODIZATION IN PHYSICAL THERAPY
March 20, 2015 by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute

Performance and Recovery through Periodization by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Periodization Tid Bits. The musculoskeletal system requires a minimum of 6-8 weeks to be conditioned. The cardiovascular system can be conditioned to a high level in 4-6 … Continue reading

STRESS
March 5, 2015 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Managing Stress by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Stress Tid Bits. Good stress is acute and relatively short in duration. Stressful situations release neurochemicals into the system and produce the “fight or flight” phenomenon. The most common unhealthy … Continue reading

STRENGTH TRAINING FOR SWIMMING
February 26, 2015 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Strength Training for Swimming by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Swimming Tips. Over 50% of world-class swimmers suffer from shoulder pain. An hour of vigorous swimming will burn up to 650 calories. It burns off more calories than … Continue reading

TENNIS STRENGTH CONDITIONING
February 19, 2015 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

TENNIS STRENGTH CONDITIONING by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tennis Strength Conditioning Tips. Many people are treated for tennis elbow but never play tennis. “Get in shape to play the game, don’t play the game to get in … Continue reading