In a study recently performed by the CDC, more than one third of Americans are consistently getting less than the minimum recommended 7 hours of sleep per night. According to this study, lack of sleep is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and frequent mental distress. Less than optimal sleep duration and quality is also associated with impaired athletic performance and recov
As an athlete, powerlifter, or someone in the general population engaged in personal
fitness, it is important to monitor for and recognize muscle imbalances. Muscle imbalances can
have varying consequences depending on location. They can be limb to limb or in the front of
our body to the back. They can be tighter on one side, or weaker than the opposing side. This
could, for example, cause us to favor one arm or leg over the other without us realizing.
First, an introduction; my name is Erik Winberg and I am the new staff Physical Therapist at RMPT/SPI. You may have seen me around the clinic at off-on times, but I am happy to now be an official member of team RMPT. Although a recent graduate of Utica Colleges’ Doctor of Physical Therapy Program I am currently the most experienced in the treatment of run-based athletes. From community runners and college track and field, to soccer and football; if the sport involves running,
Working with athletes in the rehabilitation and sports performance settings over the past 7 years has exposed me to a wide variety of techniques and tools utilized by individuals and clinicians.The goal is to try to help an athlete recover as fast as possible so that they can perform at their highest level. At SPI and RMPT we utilize a wide variety of tools. Choosing one technique over another usually has multiple factors that play a role in our decision making. We often use