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Training Considerations for the Overhead High School Athlete – Presented by Bon Secours

An overhead athlete is anyone whose sport involves arm action over the athlete’s head. Baseball may come to mind initially, but overhead sports can include everything from swimming and volleyball to water polo and tennis. Athletes involved in all overhead sports need careful consideration and guidance when it comes to exercise prescription. A few key […]

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS CAN HELP PREVENT INJURY IN CHEERLEADING – Presented By Bon Secours

By Kelly Boutchyard, PT, DPT Cheerleading has been around since the late 1800s. What began as a men’s-only sideline event full of encouraging Ssst! Boom! Ahh! chants has evolved throughout the last century into a highly competitive sport all its own. Watch any cheerleading event today and you’ll witness a spectacular showcase of athleticism filled […]

Regardless of Severity, All Injured Student Athletes Can Benefit from Physical Therapy

7,868,900 teenagers participated in competitive high school athletics in 2015/2016.* Virginia ranks 15th in the nation for participation in high school athletics. More than 177,000 student athletes take the court, field, pool or track each year to compete for their school, themselves and their teammates. Unfortunately, at some point in a student’s athletic career he […]

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