Athletics

Take Steps to Lower the Risk of ACL Injury this Sports Season

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Athletics, Injury Prevention | 0 comments

Take Steps to Lower the Risk of ACL Injury this Sports Season

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), high school athletes account for about 2 million injuries and around a half-million doctor visits each year. But few of these injuries, says Madras physical therapist Brock Monger, are as costly to a student-athlete and his or her family that a torn ACL. “An ACL tear in the knee will often lead to surgery and months of rehabilitation,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. “Often, I’ll see many of these student-athletes during post-surgery rehabilitation, but I’d much rather see them before that – when our...

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Playing Multiple Sports Leads to Healthier, Happier Kids

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Athlete Injury, Athletics, Injury Prevention | 0 comments

Playing Multiple Sports Leads to Healthier, Happier Kids

In an era of specialization in sports involving athletes of all ages, Madras physical therapist Brock Monger joins most medical experts in agreeing that young athletes generally remain mentally and physically healthier, achieve greater success, and learn to enjoy a lifetime of physical fitness when they opt to play multiple sports. Monger adds that, in contrast, allowing youths to specialize in a sport year-round can lead to burnout, a greater risk of experiencing overuse injuries, and less long-term success. “Encouraging our kids to specialize in a single sport throughout the year isn’t...

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Managed exercise, physical therapy can improve concussion symptoms 

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Athletics, Concussion, Exercise | 0 comments

Managed exercise, physical therapy can improve concussion symptoms 

With high school sports starting up soon, and NFL training camp in full swing, concussions are certain to ramp up within the mainstream consciousness. And while talk will often point to conventional wisdom which states that “time and rest” are the best and only options for recovery from concussion, Madras physical therapist Brock Monger says that studies now suggest managed exercise and movement can hasten recovery.  “It wasn’t that long ago when concussion sufferers were told not to move – to rest, with no exercise, until symptoms improved,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in...

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