How to measure agility in rehabilitation 

How to measure agility in rehabilitation 

By Eric Leach, DPT

Basketball, hockey, lacrosse, football, and soccer all share a common demand for athletes to react swiftly, navigate around opponents, and outmaneuver the defense to score successfully. This skill is commonly referred to as agility. But in the realm of rehabilitation, how do we measure and define agility?

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Bring Your Running Workouts to the Next Level

By Eric Leach, DPT

Many people run for various reasons, whether it’s to stay in shape, improve their health, or excel in a competitive sport. However, setting up an effective running workout involves more than just hitting the pavement. This blog is designed to guide you through creating your own running workout in three simple steps. By the end, you will be able to identify your specific running needs and select the right training programs to address your weaknesses.

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Three tips for running with Achilles Tendon pain (that aren’t stop running)

By Eric Leach, DPT

Running is an excellent way to stay in shape. However, injuries can pose significant challenges for runners. One common issue is Achilles pain, which occurs at the back of your ankle. When you experience Achilles pain, it’s essential to consult a sports physical therapist to assess your condition, identify its root cause, and develop a therapy plan for recovery.

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ACL Rehab & Returning to Sports

When performing return to sport testing, there are many different options and ways to test your knee. Many clinics will perform 3 tests when assessing return to sport (the single leg single hop, single leg triple hop, and the single leg crossover hop). However, there is much more evidence to support increased testing to minimize the risk of future injury. At peak, we perform a series of tests in the final month of rehab to ensure our athletes are ready to play. We base this series on research and continuously attempt to improve our testing criteria.

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Mobility at 30 and Beyond

Firstly, a quick note: there is a substantial difference between flexibility and mobility, despite the two often being utilized interchangeably. Flexibility is simply the ability of a muscle to achieve a certain amount of passive stretch, and can vary widely between individuals. Mobility on the other hand, is the ability to competently and safely utilize the range of motion available for the purposes of function, expression or performance.

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Welcome to the new Peak Performance website!

By Mike Pellegrino DPT

Welcome to the new and spectacular Peak Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine website! It has come at a great time for the clinic as we just relocated to our new flagship location at 26 Mass Ave in Arlington, MA on July 3rd, 2015. We now have over 1500 square feet of designated space exclusively for PT along with 2800 square feet for mats space for Mass Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Arlington. As the owner of both business, it’s always been my dream to have both businesses in a state of the art facility and that time has finally come.

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