PART II: PRENATAL EXERCISE Early into your pregnancy, the placenta produces a hormone that helps your whole body physically become a bit looser. The release of relaxin accommodates the growth of your baby and helps in easier delivery. By doing so, it is also the culprit of ligamentous laxity, reducing tendon stiffness and softening joints; [...]
PART I: Exercise One of the most rewarding yet challenging times in a woman’s life is when she carries and gives birth to a newborn baby. While pregnancy brings so much excitement, it can also cause a few hiccups (no pun intended). Luckily, physical therapy can safely treat injuries related to pregnancy during and/or after [...]
As sports participation increases so too does the incidence of overuse injuries. The immature skeleton is particularly at risk for injury due to the presence of growth cartilage (epiphyseal plate, joint surface and apophysis). For example, apophyseal injuries occurs when growth cartilage is unable to meet the activity demands under conditions of inadequate rest and [...]
Growing Pains in Kids Approximately 40% of today's adolescent population are active daily and participating in sports and recreational activities. Being active often means being healthy, so why are growing pains so often experienced? The term "growing pains" (GP) is used often to describe persistent discomfort in children with an unexplained origin. Research has shown no link between [...]
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