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Effective Treatment for Hamstring Injuries

January 21st, 2020

Hamstring injuries are common amongst athletes, especially with movements involving high-speed running, high kicks, slide tackling, and splits.  What are Hamstrings and How are They Injured? The hamstring is a combination of 3 muscles: Semitendinosus Semimembranosus Biceps femoris Injury is dependent on intensity of sport along with other variables such as duration, frequency and/or body

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Ankle Weakness

January 16th, 2020

Overall ankle weakness can lead to a number of injuries, not only with the ankle joint specifically but it can lead to injuries at other joints such as the knee and also down into the foot. Typical ankle sprains (also known as “rolling” your ankle) can occur if the muscles on the medial and lateral

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Guide to Better Running

January 16th, 2020

The way we run is a matter of energy and efficiency. We may ask ourselves how some people can run farther, faster and make it seem effortless. The trick is in how their body moves.  Our Body When Running Our body is like a spring; it stores energy at one point in our stride and

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Joint Stiffness and How to Cure it

January 14th, 2020

Defining Joint Stiffness At some point or another in life we experience joint stiffness. This is a situation in the body where we feel tightness in the parts of our body that bend like; the elbows, wrists, shoulders, hips, knees, neck, lower back, and ankles. Common Causes of Joint Stiffness: muscular tightness capsular/ligamentous tightness muscle

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When In Doubt, Go Get Checked Out!

January 9th, 2020

Concussions are gaining more and more attention as more research is being done about this often ambiguous subject. In the past, athletes were often said to have gotten their “bell rung” or were considered to have gotten “lit up” after a hard hit in a contact sport. Unfortunately, many were told to “shake it off”

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Effects of Entering the Season De-Conditioned

January 9th, 2020

The two most common reasons people sustain injuries when they rush back into a sport or exercise program too quickly, are training errors and technique errors.  Rushing into the season or training program without proper progressive training our body will not be ready to endure the stress and we can end up with an injury

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Protecting Our Hips from IT Band Problems

January 9th, 2020

The IT Band and Surrounding Muscles There are a number of muscles on the outside of our hip that attach to the IT band. The job of all of these muscles is: To keep the hip joint structures open Help support the joint Create the movement of the joint. Most commonly what happens when we

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New Year, New Goals

January 7th, 2020

We’re finally at 2020! A new decade, a new set of goals to achieve. At LSTC, we’re all about helping people reach their physical goals. In fact, some of the goals we helped people reach in 2019 were: Back to golfing Picking up a baby without pain Back to running Completing triathlons and the like…

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Handle Low Back Pain

January 2nd, 2020

Low back pain can affect our lives in many ways. It can prevent us from exercising, sleeping, working, and spending time with our families. Those four activities alone make up pretty much the entire day for a lot of us. So the question becomes, why aren’t we taking action to handle our pain? Signs and

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Choose Physical Therapy First

December 30th, 2019

Often times, people will get an injury or develop a pain and then wait a period of time to see if it will go away on its own—especially if it starts after we were a little more active one day. We assume the pain is normal. But when that pain doesn’t go away, the next

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