Physical Therapy Articles
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Goodbye Cramps It's important to be proactive to avoid chronic foot cramps, pain and injury. To avoid cramping and potential pathology, the intrinsic muscles must be flexible and strong. Read more for strengthening and flexibility exercises. Link
Foundations - The Pelvis Going back to our foundational principles, we can look at the body the same way we look at a house. In the body, just like a house, if the foundation is not solid then the house is likely to crumble. When looking at the trunk we can see that the three different spinal segments (lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spines) sit on top of a large structure that looks a lot like a strong base/foundation. The pelvis acts as a foundational for the spine and allows the spine to sit on a mobile but stable environment. Link
Foundations - The Thoracic Spine The spinal column is broken up into three segments known as the cervical spine, thoracic spine, and lumbar spine. Often the neck (cervical spine) and low back (lumbar spine) get a lot of attention because they are frequently the site of pain. However, the thoracic spine is often the cause of many of these injuries because of a lack of motion in its segments. In particularly for swimmers, the thoracic spine is the foundation on which many things happen, most notably shoulder movement. Link
Foundations - New Rise Partnership We are proud to announce our partnership with the Solana Beach Boys and Girls Club and the Rancho San Dieguito Swim Club! Link
9 Tips for Fostering Youth Athletics Fostering youth athletes can be difficult for anyone. With technology, hormone changes, growth spurts, and coordination changes, there are a lot of moving parts to control for maximizing improvement. Link
3 Core Training Mistakes that Swimmers Make This article takes a look at how swimmers can increase their core strength specifically for their sport. Link