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Sports & Military Concussions Mar18th 2021

Sports & Military Concussions

by Sasha Kolbeck, MPT, DPT, OCS, COMT How many concussions are due to sports vs. military? If you have ever had a concussion, you know that it is a serious matter. Many people think concussions only come from sports and activity, however, military personnel experience an astounding number of concussions as well. There are an

Sportsmetrics™ Feb9th 2021

Sportsmetrics™ – Injury Reduction & Increased Performance

by Sasha Kolbeck, MPT, DPT, OCS, COMT What is the Sportsmetrics™ program? It’s first important to know what it is used for. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are common and devastating for athletes. Most ACL injuries are non-contact injuries that occur in soccer, basketball, and skiing. The peak incidence occurs in the 14 to 25-year-old. 

The BodiTrak Pressure Mat Jan4th 2021

The BodiTrak Pressure Mat: Part 2: Data-Driven Progression for Return to Sport & Performance

by Sasha Kolbeck, MPT, DPT, OCS, COMT Reinjury rates after ACL reconstruction are 20% for those that return to sport, 23% for those under age 25 who return to sport per Wiggins, and 5% for professional athletes who meet discharge criteria and return to sport, according to Grindem. If someone requires ACL revision surgery due

BODITRAK Dec17th 2020

THE BODITRAK PRESSURE MAT – PART 1: DATA-DRIVEN REHAB PROGRESSION FOR RETURN TO FUNCTION

by Sasha Kolbeck, MPT, DPT, OCS, COMT The BodiTrak pressure mat is one tool that provides helpful objective metrics during the physical therapy evaluation and treatment to assess, cue, and retrain movements, including weight shift, time to stabilize for balance, and squatting through the use of video, real-time biofeedback, and metrics. These data help to

LABRAL TEARS OF THE HIP Sep7th 2020

LABRAL TEARS OF THE HIP

by Leo Quin, PT, OCS | Graphic Design by Kistner Creative By now, if you have been dealing with chronic hip pain or had an acute onset of pain related to an injury, you likely have heard of the hip labrum. And perhaps have wondered if you have a labral tear of your hip. What

ERGONOMICS Jun21st 2020

ERGONOMICS

By Rose City Physical Therapy Working from home and your computer set-up is the pits? Pain with working from your home computer set-up? Get answers to the 5 most common questions about workstation set-up. Download our FREE Computer Workstation Ergonomic Infographic and Checklist This unprecedented time during the COVID-19 pandemic has many of you working

BONE HEALTH & OSTEOPOROSIS May29th 2020

BONE HEALTH & OSTEOPOROSIS

By Debra Anderson, DPT  | Graphic Design by Kistner Creative We were taught from a young age how important it is to have strong, healthy bones. In fact, almost 90% of your bone mass is gained by the time you are 18. And max density is reached by the late 20’s. Unfortunately, weak bones are

SPORTS SPECIALIZATIO Mar4th 2020

THE GOOD AND THE BAD OF SPORTS SPECIALIZATION

by Sasha Kolbeck, DPT Sports participation has the benefits of physical activity, developing physical skills, socialization, learning teamwork, self-regulation ability, leadership skills, self-esteem, building memories, and having fun. Beyond participation is sports specialization, which is year-round participation of intensive training of a single sport in exclusion of other sports. There has been an increase in

ANTI-GRAVITY TREADMILL Feb13th 2020

THE ALTERG® ANTI-GRAVITY TREADMILL AT ROSE CITY PHYSICAL THERAPY

By Sasha Kolbeck, DPT | Graphic Design by Kistner Creative The term anti-gravity can lead to thoughts of space. Dr. Robert Whalen, a NASA engineer worked to develop technology to help astronauts exercise in space to counteract the effects which lead to bone and muscle loss.  His son Sean looked to create anti-gravity on earth, leading