Sports medicine

Back to playing soccer thanks to Aquacare Physical Therapy 

At 16, most of Ava McCarron’s days consist of school, friends, working at her parent’s ice cream shop, and sports. During her freshman year, Ava injured her ankle while playing soccer. While it wasn’t a break or fracture, several tendons were over-stretched and injured. “She was in a boot for several weeks to help her […]

Written by on September 12, 2023

Prevent pickleball injuries with physical therapy

By Cara Konlian, MSPT, CEO, Aquacare Physical Therapy   Are you a pickler? Picklers are people who play pickleball, named the fastest-growing sport in America three years in a row. People of all ages embrace pickleball because it is a fun fast-paced game that is competitive but also creates camaraderie among players. Any healthcare provider […]

Written by on August 17, 2023

Aquacare Helped Me Complete the Big Sur Marathon

Chelsea Benincasa set out to complete a marathon. As she trained for the 26.2-mile race, she experienced pain in her legs, shins, and ankles. Her coach worked with her to find the cause, but realized she needed additional support to continue training safely. Her coach recommended she see Jeff Bonnette of Aquacare Physical Therapy in […]

Written by on July 6, 2023

How Can I Prevent an ACL Injury?

Did you know that females are 5 times more likely to sustain a knee injury than males? Statistically, 30,000 high school and college-age females will injury their knee this year with a majority of these injuries coming from non-contact injuries.   What is an ACL and how is it injured? Cruciate ligaments are found inside your […]

Written by on May 13, 2023

Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Can Prevent Injuries

Calling all athletes, from recreational to the ultra-competitive. Starting a new sport or a new season is a prime time for sports injuries. Don’t go through all the work of training just to be sidelined by an injury. Often, athletes have been training for days, months and even for years to compete, to excel and […]

Written by on May 6, 2023

Gavin’s Story

Aquacare Picks Us Up When We Are Down Gavin and Katherine Birl talk about two years of spinal rehabilitation. By Rachel Swick Mavity In January 2021, Katherine and Damian Birl got the type of call that every parent dreads. Their son was in an accident while snowboarding in Pennsylvania and they needed to go to […]

Written by on May 1, 2023

Celebrate National Dance Day April 29

Celebrate National Dance Day April 29 By Katie Oakley, PTA, Aquacare Salisbury – Milford Street April 29 is National Dance Day! At Aquacare, we are celebrating by educating dancers about the importance of injury prevention. Aquacare’s Dance Medicine Program offers a unique experience for athletes and performing artists providing individualized physical therapy tailored to all […]

Written by on April 29, 2023

What Is Shoulder Impingement?

Physical Therapy can help with Shoulder Pain and Impingement Thinking about starting a new exercise program? Maybe yoga will be your new thing for relaxation and flexibility. As with any new exercise program, it is important that you consult with your physician and/or physical therapist, especially, if you have known health conditions that may limit […]

Written by on January 15, 2021

Fitness with A Side of Dysfunction?

This time of year, many people are focused on fitness so it’s worth looking at what fitness really means. The dictionary defines fit as “sound physically and mentally, healthy.” Using that definition, many “fitness” routines fall short of the goal. If you don’t enjoy running and dread every workout, you’re probably falling short of the […]

Written by on February 19, 2020

Physical Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Our feet are put through many stresses during the course of our normal day. Ankle and foot pain is common, and can be affected by age, footwear, as well as activities such as walking. Pain can be caused by reduced stability, reduced mobility, or reduced strength. Physical therapy can help. Within the foot are many […]

Written by on January 31, 2020

What is Walking Speed?

Walking Speed   What Is Walking Speed? Walking is functional activity that many of us do, whether it be leisurely or around the house. The way we walk, our gait, is very important in keeping our bodies mobile and strong. Gait speed, or how fast someone walks, can also be a way of predicting survival […]

Written by on August 19, 2019