SportsCare Physical Therapy News

The latest news and advice from our team of professional physical therapists

Kevin Ware’s Long Road to Recovery: Compound Leg Fracture Recovery Time

Cardiovascular training. Strengthening. Alter G. These are just some of the many modes of therapy Kevin Ware will be facing over the next year. On March 31, 2013, after almost 30 years since Joe Theismann’s horrific injury, Kevin Ware, a 20-year old basketball player for the Louisville Cardinals sustained a similar injury. After landing awkwardly

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What Physical Therapy Means for Kobe Bryant’s Achilles Tendon Rupture

Following an achilles tendon rupture which is surgically repaired, most patients will return to their prior level of function within six months. This can vary based on the demand of patient’s activities, as well as the individual’s prior level of function, strength, age, and intrinsic ability to heal. Kobe Bryant’s athleticism and strength provide him

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New Facility Opens in West New York, NJ

We are pleased to announce the opening of our latest facility in New Jersey.  Conveniently located in West New York, New Jersey the facility offers Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy & Pediatric Therapy. West New York is home to our KidsCare program providing school-based Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in Hudson County schools of New Jersey

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Sports Medicine Team at NY Giants Snow Bowl

SportsCare Institute’s Sports Medicine Team of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers offered the highest quality of treatment and injury prevention services at the NY Giants Snow Bowl at MetLife Stadium. This official 6-on-6 flag football tournament with light-blocking is played over three days and our mobile treatment van, “SportsCare 1” was on site and ready

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SportsCare and Marist High School

SportsCare Joins the Marist High School Team SportsCare has teamed up with the Royal Knights to provide athletic training services to the student athletes of Marist High School in Bayonne, NJ. Marist High School currently has no medical or support staff for their student athletes’ extra-curricular activities, and SportsCare hopes to provide them wtih the

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Nutrition

Looking for a Workout Boost? Consider Caffeine

Its 5am, you wake up and pull yourself out of bed and push yourself to get dressed and ready for your morning run. Or after a long day at the office you come home and force yourself to get dressed for the gym. What is one thing that most people reach for without a second

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Physical Therapy

Self Myofascial Release (SMR)

SMR (self myofascial release) is an important part of NASM’s 4 step rationale to corrective exercise. As part of the inhibitory phase, SMR is meant to relax overactive muscles fibers that may be present within the muscle. The rationale behind it is that by using the clients body weight over a semi hard object, the

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Sports Medicine

The Importance of Hydration for Athletes & Daily Life

Let’s be honest, no one likes to talk about hydration. Yet every athlete has at some point in their life experienced some level dehydration. It seems there are arguments on every aspect of hydration, from how much is too much to the classic water versus sports drink discussion. Yet it always seems that research in

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