Posts Tagged: louisville sports medicine

A Study on Concussions: Meet Harriet Owen, Professional Cyclist

Getting a concussion is a serious injury, especially if it goes undiagnosed or untreated. Head trauma, no matter how small, should always be tested for possible concussions, because as we'll read, they can have big consequences if left alone.

You get rear-ended on your way home from work, a stray foul ball hits you when your attention is elsewhere at your child’s baseball game, you trip over a root on a hike and don’t have time to catch yourself before your head hits the ground – head injuries are more common than you might… Read more »

Winter Paddle Boarding

Winter paddle boarding what to wear and how to do it

Now that we’ve crept into the colder months, all those fun summer activities we listed seem to have run their course and passed their prime time. But that’s not true at all! In fact, the activities such as trail walking, running, and hiking and indoor fitness classes are just as applicable in the winter as… Read more »

Pickled on the Court: Pickleball Injury Treatment

Pickleball Injuries and the importance of Physical Therapy before an injury

Across the decades, different sports have come to be all the rage amongst particular age groups – perhaps you remember playing four-square and kickball in grade school, participating in the rage of football or basketball season in college, watched as the Spikeball national tournament earned a spot on one of ESPN’s networks. Sports have a… Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Bailey Belcher

Bailey Belcher Barrell Racing

Meet our employee in the spotlight, Bailey Belcher! When ATA College Grad and X-Ray tech Bailey Belcher isn’t working hard at Orthopaedic Specialists PLLC, you’ll likely find her on her horse Hot Rod. She’s been training with Hot Rod – a 4 year-old Kentucky born and bred quarter horse, since he was only one. Bailey… Read more »

Patient of the Month Gail Tucker

Gail Tucker

Meet this month’s patient in the spotlight Gail Tucker! When COVID hit in March of 2020, Gail and her husband Dale (like many others) found themselves with a lot of extra time on their hands. Instead of going to the Northeast Branch YMCA, 4-5 times a week for the fitness center and water aerobics classes,… Read more »

8 Common Risk Factors of Low Back Pain

An image of a man holding his lower back

Low back pain is an epidemic in the United States. At any given moment, nearly 65 million American adults will have recently experienced lower back pain. Over 80% of the population will experience low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lifetime. Back pain is one of the leading causes of missed work and… Read more »

10 Hidden-Gem Parks In Louisville, Kentucky

Where to Bike, Run, Hike, or Play Sports in Louisville, Kentucky

Whether you identify as a runner, fast walker, or recreational dog walker, you’re probably well-versed in the public parks around your house. In the past year, record numbers of people have flocked to their nearest park for recreation, exercise, social activities, and enjoying nature. Everyone has been spending more time outside, and it’s no wonder… Read more »

Plantar Fasciitis: Symptoms and Treatment

Heel Pain? It's Probably Plantar Fasciitis.

Did you know that 10% of the population will experience plantar fasciitis at some point in their lifetime? As one of the most common foot injuries and the leading cause of heel pain, plantar fasciitis ((PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is especially prevalent in runners and athletes, 40-60 year-old adults, obese adults, those who wear low-support shoes (like… Read more »

8 Must-Do Bike Trails In Louisville

Louisville trail biker

If something positive could be said for the past year, it would be the growing participation in outdoor activity. As pandemic lockdowns shut down restaurants, stores, schools, and our entire way of life, many people began to get more active, whether it be to entertain pent-up children, to get in shape, for mental wellbeing, or… Read more »