Injury Prevention

OSSPT blog posts – all injury prevention related.

June Insights

The Health Trifecta: Health, Wellness and Injury Prevention The three pillars of health are: nutrition, physical exercise, and sleep. All three work together and affect each other. For example, not getting enough sleep may lead to sugar and carb cravings. If you don’t eat well, you may not feel like working out. Maintaining a healthy … Read more

Pain and Productivity

Pain and Productivity   Pain is a complex, personal experience and can be influenced by biological, psychological, and social factors. It can be associated with actual tissue damage or act as a signal to protect the body from a potential injury. Therefore, pain does not necessarily mean a physical injury has occurred and the experience of pain can … Read more

Knee OA

Knee Osteoarthritis and Physical Therapy First: What is Knee Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis or OA (degeneration of the cartilage and bone) is the most common joint disorder in the United States. The incidence of knee OA has increased due to aging and obesity in the general population. Knee OA affects approximately 19% of Americans aged 45 or … Read more

Strong to the Core

Strong to the Core: Why Core Strength is key to preventing back pain Ask your average person on the street what “the core” is and they’ll likely point to their 6-pack muscles. If they’re a gym rat they may actually say “the rectus and obliques”. While the Rectus Abdominis (6-pack muscle) and Obliques are in … Read more