Therapy

Using Gua Sha to enhance athletic performance

Tom Brady was able to play professional football until he was 45. One of his training secrets is to sculpt his body using pliability and flexibility. When he was 26, he had an elbow injury... more »

University of Texas study suggests activity lengthens REM latency

A new study by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin provides the most reliable validation to date of the connection between physical activity, sleep quality, and psychological health. The... more »

Athletic Mindset impacts student-athlete mental health

The Athletic Mindset Assessment believes everyone has the potential for greatness—you just have to know how best to tap into it. That’s why they created this affordable yet powerful software that gives you all the... more »

Meet Loch, Augusta University’s Therapy Dog

Augusta University student-athletes are benefiting from some cuddles and friendly energy as they bond with the department’s therapy dog, Loch. A recent article from Jagwire.Augusta.edu detailed how Loch the therapy dog has become a key fixture... more »

Warming Up to Therapy Options Other than Ice

In a 2011 study, people who iced a torn calf muscle felt just as much leg pain later as those who left their sore leg alone, and they were unable to return to work or... more »

Study: Aquatic Exercise Better Than PT for Chronic Low Back Pain

A regular regimen of therapeutic aquatic exercise provides more relief for chronic low back pain sufferers than traditional physical therapy approaches, including electrical nerve stimulation, a study published last week by JAMA Network Open found. A... more »

The Science Behind Cold Water Immersion & Muscle Recovery

Spending five or 10 minutes in cold, icy water has been thought to improve muscle recovery and enhance future athletic performance. This practice, commonly referred to as cold water immersion or ice baths, is routinely... more »

A Q&A with Dr. W. Christopher Winter, The ‘Sleep Whisperer’

Dr. W. Chris Winter, MD, has been dubbed “The Sleep Whisperer.”  His work as a board-certified neurologist and double board-certified sleep specialist based out of Charlottesville (VA) Neurology and Sleep Medicine has garnered the attention... more »

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