Resolving YOU! Health, fitness and wellness…

How to Resolve YOU!  Health, fitness and wellness…

So, you resolved to make a change in your life like so many other folks who embark on this annual January quest.  How is that going so far?  Have you thought this thing through?  Did you reverse engineer your goal and break it down step by step to determine how you are going to tackle this monster?  We are willing to bet that you probably set your sights on either losing weight or ...

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3 Questions To Ask Before Starting a Youth Sports Training Program

There are many misconceptions about youth sports training programs. All parents want the best for their children, and nothing makes them more proud than seeing their children reach their full potential in sports. But when guiding their kids into athletic training, parents need to appreciate that they are still children. Young athletes must be put in the right situations to succeed. I would hate to have an athlete’s progress hindered due to lack of information. By addressing three simple questions, parents ...

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Just Do It…No, Really

It’s the start of a brand new year and it’s time to suck it up and make that resolution you’ve been dreading.  After a holiday season packed with unhealthy, yet delicious foods, we all feel… shall we say…a bit rounder!  Like with most people, the guilt from gluttonous eating has now set in and we’re thinking it’s probably a good time to start exercising.  So we find ourselves fighting the enemy of success…EXCUSES.  Although some excuses are more legit than ...
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What Do I Do About Persistent Shoulder Pain?

Everyone has had joint or muscle pain that steadily disappeared with time.  So what does it mean when the pain doesn’t go away…when the sports cream doesn’t work…when the relief from massage is temporary…when the ice and meds can’t make it disappear…when ” just resting it” just frustrates you further!

Persistent shoulder pain usually persists because there is a much larger issue at hand and a simple fix just isn’t possible.  Shoulder pain can be debilitating and you don’t really understand ...

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Sport-Specific Core Exercises

As an athlete, close to 75 percent of your body weight is distributed in your core region.  A strong and stable core is crucial for reaching your full potential in terms of agility and speed.

If you’re still not convinced, take a look at the movements required for your sport. In football, a player who possesses a more stable core is less likely to be knocked to the ground. In baseball, a strong core enables an efficient transfer of power from the ...

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What Happens After I’m Done with Physical Therapy?

So you’ve put in your time doing physical therapy.  Your doctor has released you.  Your PT says you’re ready for discharge.  So what next?

This can be an anxious time for many patients. Although they’ve reached their initial goals after putting in the hard work, sometimes patients leave with an unsettling feeling.  Even with the nice printed home exercise program and discharge pep talk, many patients ask the same questions:

- “What if my pain comes back?”

- “Does the inflammation ever stop?”

- ...

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Plyometric Exercises for Volleyball Players

Volleyball by its nature depends on quick and explosive movements. For that reason alone, plyometric exercises are especially valuable to volleyball athletes. They enhance muscle elasticity and help athletes maximize power production.

When we design an effective plyometric program for volleyball at MVP Sports Center, we take into account the sport’s requirements for vertical power, lateral agility and quickness. Below are three plyometric exercises to help up-and-coming volleyball players reach their full potential out on the court.

Remember, plyometric exercises are just one ...

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Training for the Holidays

So the holidays are upon us, along with all that comes with them. On the good side, that includes family, friends, and of course… FOOD!  On the bad side we have one of the most stressful times of the year.  With all the shopping, travel and planning, it can make the most stable person go nuts.  Now, there are a variety of ways to deal with the wonderful combination of overeating, stress and anxiety that we call the holiday season.  ...

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Finding the Right Physical Therapy Clinic

Whether you have experience with Physical Therapy or are a first timer who has just been handed a list of physical therapy clinics by your doctor, finding the right clinic for your needs is a matter of asking the right questions. So here are a few key considerations in weeding out the great ones from just the average.
1) Time with the PHYSICAL THERAPIST
There is a lot of variability in how different clinics structure the amount of time the physical therapist spends ...
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4 Training Mistakes Every Athlete Must Avoid

All athletes who go into the weight room have good intentions. If they didn’t want to get stronger and more powerful, they wouldn’t be there.  However, time in the weight room might be wasted if you fall into a common training trap. To get the most out of your workouts and become a better athlete, avoid these four mistakes.

Lack of an Initial Evaluation

All programs must start with some type of initial measurement or evaluation of the athlete, which is why ...

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