Athletic Injuries

Athletic Injuries - - Athletic Injuries o Chronic Injuries...

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- Athletic Injuries o Chronic Injuries Slowly develop over time S/Sx slow to develop May go unnoticed at first Overuse Injuries: having some kind of symptoms for at least 2 weeks Change in activity patterns Poor mechanics Poor posture/alignment o Muscle Tightness/Imbalances Causes Spasm due to overuse or fatigue Poor posture Antagonist/agonist relationship; tight & weak opposing muscles Trigger points: Hypersensitive areas of muscle tissue Palpable knot or lump that is TTP (tight to palpation) Result in patterns of referred pain Proper Posture is Key Prevent Imbalances Strengthen agonist and antagonist Stretch agonist and antagonist Proper exercise instruction and evaluation Lordosis : increased anterior lumbar curve from neutral Kyphosis : increased posterior thoracic curve from neutral Sway Back : decreased anterior lumbar curve and increased posterior thoracic curve fro neutral Tendonitis : inflammation of tendon or related structures
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