Category Archives: Sports Medicine

07 Fri

Sitting and “Gasso-Brako”

Sitting and “Gasso-Brako” Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   We all do it, some more than others.  We all sit.  Sitting can be bad for you health, it can increase your risk of mortality by 40%.  It can cause lower back pain.  It can...
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11 Tue

What is the Graston Technique?

What is the Graston Technique? Written by:  Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI I’ve heard it called many things: the knife, the scraper, “the really painful thing that I don’t enjoy”…  Usually it’s goes like, “Hey, what’s that metal thingy that you scrape on my leg?”  It’s...
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30 Thu

Soft Tissue Mobilization versus Massage: Are they the same thing?

Soft Tissue Mobilization versus Massage: Are they the same thing? WRITTEN BY:  MICHELLE MILLNER, PT, DPT, OCS   I recently overheard a conversation between two women in a coffee shop.  One was describing how getting a massage felt so good.  The other commented about how she just goes...
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30 Mon

I sprained my ankle, what do I do now?

I sprained my ankle, what do I do now? Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   Whether you’re an elite long-distance runner or a weekend warrior, you’re probably one of the many people who’ve had an ankle sprain.  It can happen at any time, when...
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19 Thu

Kinesiotape versus Non-elastic tape for ankles

Kinesiotape versus Non-elastic tape for ankles Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   In the Journal of Orthopeadic and Sports Physical Therapy, there was a study comparing the effects of kinesiotape with regular non-elastic athletic tape on ankles during an inversion perturbation.  The results may...
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05 Tue

How to stretch your hamstrings the right way

How to stretch your hamstrings the right way Written by:  Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP If you exercise regularly, there’s probably a good chance that you’ve stretched out your hamstrings.  These are the muscles behind your legs that bend your knee, but they also extend your hip....
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31 Thu

Revisit the squat: correct foot position

Revisit the squat: correct foot position Written by:  Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI In a previous post, I talked about the squat and how it’s a functional exercise and important for the whole body.  Today, I’m going to zero in on where your feet should be...
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