The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. This tendon is a strong band made of fibrous tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone (calcaneus). The Gastrocnemius and Soleus muscles (calf muscles) unite into one band of tissue, which becomes the Achilles tendon at the low end of the calf.
Plantar Fasciitis- technical
Plantar fasciitis is characterized by stabbing pain and inflammation in the heel upon first standing in the morning. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and it is estimated that approximately 10 % of the population will experience plantar fascia pain at some point during their life.
The hip is a complex ball and socket joint that comprised of the head of the femur (ball) and the bowl shaped part of the pelvis (socket) called the acetabulum which is Latin for vinegar cup. Due to its complexity the hip joint relies on many soft tissue structures such as muscles, tendons,
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. It is estimated that 80,000 to 250,000 ACL injuries occur in the United States each year with 100,000 ACL reconstructions performed annually. Cost of ACL repairs nationwide are approximately $1.7 billion a year. ACL injury is more common in younger people and people who participate in high-risk sports,
Many of you have participated in our semiannual National Drug Take Back events and we appreciate your help in our effort to support our local communities in reducing the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. In order to make each event more successful that the last, I recently participated in a training sponsored by Count it!
It’s a new year and you are back to your regular routine, including the same bad desk posture that you have had. Postural dysfunction occurs when muscles in the neck and upper back tighten or weaken due to prolonged inadequate posture and/or a sedentary lifestyle. This dysfunction is known as shoulder or proximal crossed syndrome.
According to the Washington Post, Text Neck postural dysfunction is becoming an epidemic, and it can “wreck your spine.” So, how do we combat it?
- Raise the phone.
“The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down,
Postural dysfunction occurs when muscles in the neck and upper back tighten or weaken due to prolonged inadequate posture and/or a sedentary lifestyle. This dysfunction is known as shoulder or proximal crossed syndrome. Postural weakness and tightness occur in a diagonal pattern.
- Upper trapezius
- Levator scapulae
- Pectoralis major
- Deep neck flexors
- Serratus anterior
- Middle and lower trapezius
Poor posture can lead to dysfunction of the shoulder joint as well.
Catherine “Cat” Taylor grew up locally in Arrington. She first became interested in physical therapy her sophomore year of high school after tearing her ACL. She dedicated her college path to being in physical therapy and found Elite the summer before her senior year of college to complete 350 hours of internship.
Cat attended Tennessee Tech for her first two years of college and played basketball for the university.
When Doris Pedrick went to the Williamson County Fair, she rode a wild ride. For the next week, she felt like she was still on that ride. Her walking was unsteady, the room felt like it was spinning, and she simply did not feel well. Doris had vertigo triggered by fast head movements she experienced on that fun ride at the fair.