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MIKE GAETA, PT, DPT, CSCS, TPI

FORE! the Love of Golf

Herniated lumbar discs. Torn acetabular labrum. Meniscus tear. Hernia.

This is NOT the injury report from the NFL, but rather, injuries sustained by high profile professional golfers over the past few years. You might think that a non-contact sport popular amongst the retiree demographic would be easy on the joints, but that’s not always the case.

As golf fans surely know, the Players Championship–the largest-prized competition in golf–was supposed to be held this past weekend. If you’re anything like us, you’re bummed to miss out on superstars like Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and Ricky Fowler. Ever wonder how they got to the point of playing without handicaps? While the obvious answer is that they are extremely talented individuals who dedicate their entire life to practicing their craft, there is a large scientific component to their game as well.

Fact or Fiction: Women’s Health Edition

On March 8th, we celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD). The theme of this year’s Women’s Day is #EachforEqual, with the IWD community stating, “We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate...

Don’t Get Heartbroken: 5 Tips for Heart Health

This February, take some time to focus on your heart—and no, we’re not talking about today's Valentine's Day festivities. February is American Heart Month, which aims to raise awareness about heart health and urge those around you to prevent heart disease. Heart...

Excel Injury Report: Super Bowl LIV

The Super Bowl. It’s the biggest game of a professional American football player’s life. In the case of players for the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, it’s also the 19th game of the season. Considering the intense competition and punishment that these...

Blood Flow Restriction & Physical Therapy

Blood flow restriction (BFR) is one of many modalities that can be used in physical therapy treatment. During BFR treatment, a trained physical therapist uses a specialized inflatable device to apply pressure to an extremity during exercise in order to reduce blood...

Staying Active When the Temperature Drops

When the seasons change and it becomes too cold to spend time outdoors for more than a few minutes, many people reduce their activity levels and hibernate for the winter. How many of us have woken up on a cold winter morning and decided we’d rather spend an extra hour...

Fractures in Soccer Athletes

Soccer is rough on the feet! Soccer players are prone to foot and ankle injuries from running, jumping, cutting, contacting players, and striking the soccer ball. While we often see soccer players with ankle sprains of the ligaments, fractures are a significant cause...

An Introduction to IASTM

What is IASTM?Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) can be a beneficial manual therapy treatment in physical therapy. IASTM refers to the use of a dense, non-irritating material, such as stainless steel or jade, to apply a force to soft tissue structure...

Cupping Therapy: Not Just for Olympic Athletes

Myofascial decompression (MFD), also known as “cupping,” is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for more than 2,000 years. Notably, professional athletes including Michael Phelps and the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team have used cupping as part of their maintenance and recovery programs.

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