Sports

PT & Student-Athletes

PT & Student-Athletes

As the 2020-2021 school year approaches, so does the anticipation for fall sports. When it comes to participation in school sports, proper preparation is the key to success. As sports conditioning begins, physical therapy can serve as additional support in assisting...

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Golf Rehabilitation and Performance

Golf Rehabilitation and Performance

Do you play golf?  Do you experience pain when playing golf?  Do you want to hit the ball farther?  Or just want to have more fun on the course?  RPT can help you achieve all of these goals! Davis Timpson, DPT has been with RPT for several years and is certified by...

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Preventing Hamstring Injuries

Preventing Hamstring Injuries

An injury to the hamstrings is one of the most common injuries of the lower body. This occurs when one of the three hamstrings in the leg is overstretched or torn, either partially or completely. We’re sharing some tips today to help you prevent this injury. If you’ve...

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Physical Therapy and Basketball Injuries

Physical Therapy and Basketball Injuries

Happy March Madness! During this time of year, fans and athletes alike get their brackets ready and prep for the exciting games ahead. Basketball is an incredibly exciting sport to watch as well as play, however, the high-paced nature of this sport increases the risk...

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Physical Therapy in the NFL

Physical Therapy in the NFL

Which team are you cheering for in this year’s Super Bowl? Whether your team is the Patriots or the Rams, a high-intensity sport such as football requires many of the players to participate in an active physical therapy treatment program. In fact, physical therapy is...

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Dancers and Physical Therapy

Dancers and Physical Therapy

If you’re a former dancer and/or parent to a child who’s a dancer, you know all too well the numerous injuries that can occur from this activity. An injury called, “dancer’s hip” is common in the world of dancers. During activity, a pop is felt in the hip during...

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Cycling for Physical Therapy

Cycling for Physical Therapy

Cycling is a great way to incorporate exercise into your life from young to old age. It’s a relatively light weight-bearing activity, which makes it a popular form of exercise for many. Before you pick up cycling as a new hobby, make sure to visit a physical therapist...

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Physical Therapy Can Help Athletes

Physical Therapy Can Help Athletes

Physical Therapy Can Help Athletes When you think of physical therapy, you probably think of it as a useful tool to aid in recovery from injuries. However, injuries are not all we work on here at Registered Physical Therapists. Seeing a Physical Therapist as a student...

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The Importance of Warming Up

The Importance of Warming Up

Track and field is a popular sport among young adults. However, this sport can lead to injury if proper warm up and cool down activities are not done. Warming up properly allows your heart rate to raise gradually and stretch your muscles while preparing for more...

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Biking to a Better You

Biking to a Better You

Biking is one of the best exercises you can do. Why? Because it’s low impact, great for cardio, and fun! Many of our physical therapists enjoy biking in their free time because it allows them to explore new areas while getting their recommended daily amount of...

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Lifting Weights

Lifting Weights

Resistance or strength training is a great way to build muscle and tone. It can help increase your metabolism and burn calories, long after you have stopped working out. Equipment There are a few different kinds of equipment to help you with strength training: Free...

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Athletic Training

Athletic Training

March is National Athletic Training Month! An athlete is defined as “a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina.” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Under that definition, there are countless...

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Kinesio Tape

Kinesio Tape

Have you ever noticed athletes wearing different colored tape on their backs, legs, and arms? Did you know that those strips of tape are placed on certain muscles for a reason? This technique is known as Kinesio taping. Kinesio Tex tape is made of 100% elastic fibers...

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Winter Sports Safety

Utah’s mountains are known for the “Greatest Snow on Earth.” In 2013, local resorts had 4.2 million skier visits, which is the third best season on record, according to the Utah Tourism Industry Association. Many of our therapists love hitting fresh powder on the...

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