Hi, I'm Dr. Molly with Your Goals Physical Therapy. With all the recent sitting, waiting in line for kids in that famous pickup line, lots of people have been calling because their neck is very, very stiff. They've been wondering if there are things that they can do to help with that. So I thought I would do a video on that. If you are a parent who has been suffering through sitting through those ridiculously long school pickup lines, and now your neck is just killing you from reading your phone and trying to entertain yourself while you're waiting in line. This video is perfect for you.
Are you a swimmer that is trying to get back to swimming, but has severe shoulder pain. That's preventing you from doing it. This video is perfect for you. I'm Dr. Molly with Your Goal Physical Therapy. I help swimmers get back to their favorite sport, swimming! Despite shoulder pain. That's right, it does not have to be an ending event. If you start to get shoulder pain and you love swimming, you don't have to change up your stroke. It is possible to get back to swimming at a hundred percent with no deficits and no pain. I help people all the time do that every day.
It's amazing. It's wonderful. Most of the time, the conversations start with the people who come and see me. They are very nervous about what they did to their shoulder. They are nervous that they have to have surgery. They are nervous that they have to give up swimming forever. I'm gonna address those three things.
Hi, I'm Dr. Molly with Your Goals Physical Therapy. If your family is anything close to how mine is, we love to spend Houston summers near a beach, or at least near a body of water. Swimming is great, but there's something about the beach, even though Galveston is definitely not an ideal beach. It is what we have. It's just so fun. You get to go play in the sand, build sand castles, look for shells, play on the waves, all these fun things. It's also fun because you can bring simple toys like balls and Frisbees and have hours of fun out in the open, as long as you're applying lots and lots of sunscreen and of course, lots and lots of water.
That's what I wanted to talk about in this video. What happens if you spend a really fun weekend playing with your kids, let's say with beach volleyball and all of a sudden you notice that your shoulder is very angry with you, and it's not just going away in one or two days. What do you do if you've injured your shoulder while playing beach volleyball, let's talk about that.
Hi, I'm Dr. Molly with Your Goals Physical Therapy. If your shoulder impingement is stopping you from kayaking, this is the right video for you in this video. I'm gonna talk about how my client, Penny overcame her shoulder impingement and got back to kayaking so much faster than she thought she would after months and months of dealing with doctor's offices and not feeling like she was getting anywhere and she didn't have to have surgery and she didn't need any medication to get there. So let's get started!
Kayaking. So Penny was telling me that she and her family just love outdoor adventures. So she's a mom with three boys and her husband loves, loves, loves to go camping and do all these outdoor recreational things. And so one weekend they put the kayaks on the car and they went down to one of the little lakes around here.
Hi, I'm Dr. Molly with Your Goals Physical Therapy. This is national posture month, and I'm very excited and all month I've been celebrating this with, by talking about how posture affects specific sports. So this week I thought I would highlight boxing and I figured I would do that because a lot of people think of boxing and they think of boxers that have really rounded shoulders and very bad posture. And I don't believe that that is always true, and I actually think it would be detrimental to their sport. So that brings me to the topics we're gonna cover.
So first I'm gonna define posture, and then I'm going to talk about all the forces that your posture takes on during your sport. So in this case, we're gonna talk about boxing. And then third, I'm gonna talk about the types of injuries that you may be seeing if your posture is not as stable as you need it to be, or in the right position that you need it to be.
Hi, I'm Dr. Molly with Your Goals Physical Therapy. This is National Upright Posture month. It's very exciting, I love talking about posture. So this month I have been doing a series on how your posture can be affecting your sport. This week, we're gonna highlight biking. So biking is amazing. I like to bike around the neighborhood with my son, my daughter and my husband. We have a good time finding the Bayou trails around our house, but normally you don't have too much discomfort other than possibly something that happens from the seat from just tooling around your neighborhood. It does happen, but I'd say that more often than not. I get complaints of discomfort from people when they're doing miles on their bike weekly.
I thought I would talk about that. So in this video we're gonna define posture so that we're all talking about the same thing. Then I'm gonna talk about the different forces that your posture takes on and help you combat while you're biking. Then I'm gonna talk about what happens if your posture is not able to sustain the forces that we were just talking about, but because I never end on a bad note, we are gonna talk about how you move past, prevent and recover from all of those injuries.
Hi, I'm Dr. Molly with Your Goals Physical Therapy. May is posture awareness month, and to that end, I am doing a series on how posture affects different sports. In this week's Video, I'm gonna go over how posture affects swimming. So specifically I'm going to define posture just in a general sense, then explain how that directly relates to swimming mechanics. I'm gonna talk about injuries that can come when posture's not ideal and then how to resolve those things.
So let's get started. What is posture? In the way that I'm using it, just because there's always more than one way to look at something, so the way that I'm gonna use it is how you hold your spine, how you hold your torso upright and what position that's in.
And what do I mean by that?
Have you ever just accidentally reached back for something super fast and ended up pinching something in your shoulder, the sudden pain comes down your arm and it's just shocking. And it makes you pause for a few minutes and then check, okay I can move my arm all right, Everything seems to be okay, but there's just a mild ache that kind of residual but it's not bad, It's just sort of noticeable. And you're like, okay, I think that's just gonna go away. That is exactly what happened to Erica.
So several months ago, Erica was in her kitchen and she reach down for something in her bottom cabinets, Right? She knows that she should squat all the way down and then reach in because it's kind of a low shelf and you know, but she's in a hurry. So she just bent down really quickly and reached back for something and felt that sharp pain that just takes your breath for a second and then you're checking your body, Just to make sure everything is okay. Well she was able to move her arm and she's able to keep doing what she was doing in the kitchen. So she assumed, all right, it's just annoyed for right now, It'll get better. And she kind of went with that thought process for a week now, or two.
Hi, I'm Dr. Molly with Your Goals Physical Therapy, have you ever broken a bone or had a surgery and then been told several months after the surgery was completed, that you should be better by everybody involved. That your hand or arm, whatever it was that had surgery, should be better and that they consider the result of that surgery or the procedure as a win. Everything's great as far as they're concerned, but in your world, you still can't get back to the things that you want to do. You still have pain daily, you're still having a problem getting back all the things that are important to you. That is exactly what happened to Isabella. Isabella is in her seventies and she has been active her whole life. And one day she was driving down the road and somebody pulled out and hit the side of her car.
She was going 30 mph when they just pulled out. Just that collision, which doesn't seem like it should be that much, ended up fracturing her left ring finger. That knuckle was very badly damaged, thankfully she didn't need surgery, but it was casted. It took about two months, almost 10 weeks for that to fully heal. During that time, obviously your hand is fractured, then you can't really use your arm cuz you can't hold anything with your hand. You can't do anything. So that whole arm during that time got weak.
Are you debating on whether or not you should go buy wrist straps, and then if you're gonna buy them, which wrist straps you should get or if you shouldn't get them at all. So you're just sort of in the quandary of wrist strap, no wrist strap. Is there a special type of wrist strap that I should use so that I can safely hold onto a bar while I'm working out without fear that I will drop it? This video is perfect for you. My name is Dr. Molly, and I'm with Your Goals Physical Therapy. It is very common for people to feel like one hand is weaker than the other, and maybe even just sort of make up for it in everyday life, by modifying how they move and what they expect one hand to do versus the other.
It's very hard to do when you're lifting, right?
WE HELP ACTIVE ADULTS OVERCOME THEIR ACHES AND PAINS TO GET THEM BACK TO THEIR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES WITHOUT MEDICATION, INJECTIONS OR SURGERIES.
Dr. Molly McDonald