Category: Sport Tips
What is Dry Needling?
Posted by: Reform Physical Therapy in Sport Tips on May 24, 2023
Dry needling is a technique that involves thin, monofilament needles inserted into ‘trigger points’ to cause a ‘micro trauma’ or localized circulatory response to promote the healing process. Damaged, tense, or painful muscles can take lengths of time to heal on their own, dry needling has been proven to shorten healing times. Dry needling can… Read More
Running Assessments: Worth the time & money?
Posted by: Reform Physical Therapy in Sport Tips on May 4, 2023
100% yes! Running assessments aren’t just for those prepping for their next marathon, they’re for anyone hoping to avoid future injury. Whether you’re the serious athlete putting in dozens of miles each month or the casual jogger who goes out whenever the mood strikes, a running assessment can save you time & money AND help… Read More
Blood Flow Restriction: The safe technique with an intimidating name…
Posted by: Reform Physical Therapy in Sport Tips on April 27, 2023
What exactly is Blood Flow Restriction? The goal of BFR is to quicken the healing process. BFR is a technique that reduces the blood flow to an extremity, which causes the muscles to work harder metabolically. Forcing the muscle to become more acidic triggers the brain to release growth & healing hormones, which leads to… Read More
Are you prepared for baseball & softball?
Posted by: Reform Physical Therapy in Sport Tips on April 13, 2023
Injury prevention starts now! Spring in Maine means many things and the start of baseball & softball season is just one of them. Tucked away in batting cages, weight racks in gyms, and treadmills, and on the field our athletes are gearing up for the short, intense season which can wreak havoc on shoulders and… Read More