About Corey Vancura

Corey earned has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sports Science with a focus in Athletic Training from Colby-Sawyer College. He is also certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES). He is an active member of the National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA),

We get skiers back on the mountain.

One of the most gratifying things we do as physical therapists is to get people back to doing things that they had not been able to do for some time because of injury or illness. This case illustrates how a little creativity and tapping into the patient’s own skill set can result in innovative solutions to challenging problems. Challenge: Our patient, who is an avid skier, fell awkwardly and sustained a spiral fracture of his fibula, prematurely ending his season. He had surgery about a week later, and the fracture was repaired with a plate and several screws. He went through rehab throughout the spring, and by the time summer arrived he was feeling well with minimal pain and dysfunction in his ankle. With the onset of the ski season this year, the patient headed back to the ski hill to make some early-season turns. Having not tried on his ski [...]

By |2018-11-15T01:31:58+00:00November 15th, 2018|Case Study|0 Comments

Functional Movement Screens Can Help Avoid Spring Sports Injuries

Athletes, especially non-elite recreational athletes (most of us!) usually take their movements for granted and rarely consider how their movements during exercising impacts performance. After years of similar workouts, athletes incorrect movement patterns become habitual, and just because you've been doing something for years, doesn't make it right.  Incorrect movement patterns are often the reason behind stagnant performance. They put a ceiling on your potential. Even worse, incorrect movements often typically performed contribute to injury. Those of us who are "injury prone" often move incorrectly. Strength and flexibility exercises sometimes are just not enough. A Functional Movement Screen (FMS) can make all the difference. An FMS assesses a wide variety of interconnected body movements and evaluates an athletes' musculoskeletal system in action. AnFMS not only helps athletes maximize their performance, but it also objectively determines when an injured athlete can safely return to a sport with a low risk of [...]

By |2018-05-23T20:46:48+00:00May 1st, 2018|FMS|0 Comments