Entries by jay.ferguson

Pitcher Mechanical Errors

Youth Pitchers (<14-years-old) “Opening up” too much with the lead foot/leg. For a RHP the left or lead leg lands too far to the first base side of the pitchers mound. This results in the throwing arm falling behind creating increased stress on the glenohumeral joint (GHJ) capsule as well as internal impingement. Usually caused […]

To Crossfit, or Not to Crossfit

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP As a physical medicine healthcare provider, I see 5-10 patients a month with Crossfit injuries. I entertain 5 times that number in questions about Crossfit between internet requests, office based requests and parents of young athletes that I coach. The general consensus is that you are all […]

Why Sitting is Killing You

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP Modern conveniences, technologies, chairs, remotes, are designed to make our life easier but all of them encourage sitting. Chronic sitting steals our opportunities of habitual movements, we used to make before we lived without modern conveniences. Workplace office design, recreational activities and entertainment devices with remote controls […]

Strengthen Your Hips for an Active Summer

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP As this long relentless winter comes to an apparent end, it is time to think about how we will be spending our spring and summer. If the lingering winter has you longing for the golf course or getting off the treadmill for an outdoor run then you […]

Not All Cardio Equipment is Safe

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP Just because most cardiovascular equipment is low-impact doesn’t mean they it is all injury-proof. There are several different types of cardiovascular equipment, including treadmill, stair stepper, elliptical, upright stationary bike, recumbent stationary bike, and rowing machine. Each one has its benefits and its disadvantages. Your choice of […]

Snow Shoveling Safety Revisited

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP Unlike last year, Mother Nature has given us the inevitable Christmas gift of snow to shovel in the month of December. As the heart of the winter season approaches there will be several inches (or feet) of the white stuff to shovel. With the added strain to […]

Shoulder Pain

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP Shoulder pain will affect as many as 70% of the population at some point in their life. Approximately 40-50% of which will persist and last longer than one-year. The most common causes of shoulder pain in primary care are reported to be rotator cuff disorders, acromioclavicular joint […]

Concussion Update: The Controversy Continues

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP The High School, NCAA and NFL football seasons are approximately 3 weeks old and in the NFL alone there are 17 reported concussions. In April 2012, I wrote a previous article for The Citizen regarding concussion for parents and athletes. Given the severity and importance of the […]

iPosture: The New Cause of Back Pain

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP Making it through a meal these days without someone grabbing a cell phone and making a call, sending a text, taking a picture, checking email, looking up something online, or participating in any other electronic errand is all but impossible. Cell phones have become a sort of […]

The Benefits of Being a Three Sport Athlete

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP As the summer comes to an end and the school year begins, the smell of fall fills the air and our nervous system is bombarded with the theme music from Monday Night Football. The upcoming high school sports season brings another opportunity for an athlete to be […]

Instant Gratification in Healthcare… It Doesn’t Work

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP It would be difficult to debate that today’s world has largely been groomed into an “instant gratification” society. Like it or not, if you watch television, use a cell phone or surf the Internet, you are being trained to live a life of instant gratification. This occurs […]