This month's focus is on the health of your hips! We hear from two physical therapists about the recovery process from surgery, and we tell you a dancer's story who needed hip surgery.
The Process of Returning from Labrum Surgery - Taylor Beyers and Gina Pongetti
Hip arthroscopic procedures are one the most common surgeries we see at Achieve Sports Medicine. We see patients ranging in age from as young as 11 to mid-60's who undergo surgery to repair labral tears and/or impingement syndromes. While most of these patients are athletes that involve repetition, such as runners, gymnasts, and dancers, their activity levels can range from weekend warrior and recreation to elite/professionals. We find that hip arthroscopy procedures are most successful when done as a team approach. As therapists we play a role in the pre-surgical (AKA: prehab) and post-surgical periods.
"Never settle; always work. If you're not happy find a place where you are happy." Every individual has a happy place that can compel the feeling of joy. For Kira Olivares, that happy place is on the dance floor. Dancing has been Kira's life for the last fifteen years, and she is currently a dance major at Loyola University Chicago. However, when Kira tore the labrum in one of her hips, it brought with it a new perspective and appreciation for dance.
Diamond Edge Academy is a new, state-of-the-art, indoor baseball/softball training facility. The facility includes 16 batting cages, 4 pitching tunnels and 2 team training areas. The staff of instructors is second to none and has coaching experience at both the amateur and professional levels, and they are also opening a new Sports Performance section very soon which will include Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Golf training, and, of course, training programs! Visit their website for more information!
Write us a review for a chance to win! Review one of our Sports Medicine locations before October 31st for a chance to win one of 3 prizes: Trigger Point Roller and 2 Trigger Point Balls; $75 in Achieve Bux to spend on Achieve gear; and Family entry into the Beat the Bird 5K (up to 5 family members)!
Early bird registration is going on now for the Beat the Bird 5K presented by EndureIt! This is a fun event that takes place Thanksgiving morning in Oakbrook, IL with proceeds benefiting Chicago Hope Academy!
Fluid Running is a whole new way to run! Running in deep water utilizing the Fulid Running method allows you to enjoy all the health benefits of running on land without any of the harmful impact on your joints! Visit their website to find a class near you!
Achieve Orthopedic Rehab Institute - Sports Medicine