Entries by Daniel Lorenz

Tommy John Rehab

Rehab After Tommy John Surgery With the year round playing of baseball, there has been a meteoric rise in ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstructions in the elbows of baseball players, commonly known as “Tommy John” surgery.  Sadly, there is no off-season anymore.  Kids throw all summer, play fall ball where they throw more, then when […]

ACL Rehab Must Have’s

7 Things You Gotta Have for ACL Rehab We see lots of people with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions.  ACL rehab after surgery is a long, arduous process that takes several months.   Unfortunately, the internet is a sea of misinformation on what to do/not to do.  It’s littered with various experts, horror stories, and various […]

Do Inversion Tables Work?

Are Inversion Tables Effective for Back Pain? Note: This blog was written by one of our physical therapy students on rotation with us as part of his training.  Thank you to KU Med physical therapy student Tanner Vinson for this informative blog.  We get asked a lot about inversion tables around here.  It’s a good […]

Rehab after a Separated Shoulder

Exercises for a Separated Shoulder We have an active, goal-oriented population here at SSOR and of course, our folks get injured doing activities they love, but also during normal daily life.  One injury that we see from time to time is a separated shoulder.  A separated shoulder is a painful injury and can significantly restrict […]

Rehab after an Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprain Rehab Ankle sprains are very common and occur across all sports and frankly, across all walks of life.  Almost 80% of ankle sprains are of the “inversion” nature.  Inversion is basically the motion when you “roll” your ankle.  We see people that roll their ankle off of a curb or out in the […]

Do You Need Surgery for a Torn ACL?

Torn ACL: I Gotta Get it Fixed, Right? We have an active population here at SSOR and we have a host of patients who tear their knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).  ACL tears are well-documented in sports and most of us probably know someone that tore their ACL, either playing sports or sometimes doing rather […]

How to Squat Properly

Learn How to Squat Correctly If there was one exercise that all people need to perfect is the squat – athletes or not.  We’re not necessarily talking about putting a bar on your back and doing maximal effort squats.  We’re alluding to simply performing sit to stand from a chair, or getting on/off the toilet […]

Stay Fit While Recovering From Injury

How Do You Stay Fit After Injury? We have a results-oriented population here at SSOR.  Our team of physical therapists see people that lead active, healthy lifestyles and have specific goals in mind when they come see us.  Whether they are competitive or recreational athletes or just want to stay in shape, injury and surgery […]