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Category Archives: Physical Therapy

19 Jan, 2021

Common Elbow Injuries 

As the weather begins to get warmer more people will head outside which means it’s that time of  year for an increase in patients with elbow injuries. The most common injuries of the elbow are  the result of overuse or injury resulting in inflammation or a condition known as tendonitis.   Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow

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15 Jan, 2021

Shoulder Fractures

We are currently in January and it’s officially WINTER!  Most of us are bringing back out the shovels, buying salt, and/or investing in snow blowers.  It can also be a dangerous time of year because of ice and the increased risk of falling.  Fractures at the top part of the shoulder are very common.  The risk

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13 Jan, 2021

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain (PFP) is considered a diagnosis of exclusion for anterior knee pain (pain in the front of your knee or around your kneecap).  Structurally, there is no specific tissue that is seriously damaged.  Despite its seemingly vague description, this diagnosis is commonly the answer given.  Let’s dive into what it means! What is the

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13 Jan, 2021

Snapping Hip Syndrome

What is Snapping Hip syndrome?  This condition is classified by a “snapping” sensation at the front or side of your hip joint, caused by a muscle or tendon moving over a bony structure of the joint. For some individuals this causes only the sensation of “snapping” without pain, but for others it can be painful

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13 Jan, 2021

Tightness in Hamstrings

We’ve all been there, we spend a long time sitting and when we go to stand up and walk we feel a pull in the back of our thigh and feel like we can’t stand completely upright. Those tight muscles we feel stiffening up are our hamstrings. These are the muscles that we commonly feel

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11 Jan, 2021

Shoulder Dislocations

What is a shoulder dislocation? The shoulder joint is called a ball-and-socket joint. The ball is the rounded top of the bone in the upper arm (humerus), which fits into the socket — the cup-shaped outer part of the shoulder blade. When the top of the humerus moves out of its usual location in the

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11 Jan, 2021

Why Does Our Back Hurt?

Low Back Pain is one of the most common reasons for disability in Americans and impacts a very large portion of the population. You may be wondering why this is. Contributors of Low Back Pain There are many contributors to this type of pain, some being: living a sedentary life-style being overweight core weakness sitting

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8 Jan, 2021

Setting Goals in 2021

What a year! We’re finally in 2021! The beginning of a New Year always comes with a new set of goals to achieve. At LSTC, we’re all about helping people reach their physical goals. In fact, some of the goals we helped people reach in 2020 were: Back to golfing Picking up a baby without

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16 Dec, 2020

What is the IT Band?

The IT Band is a part of body that is somewhat of a mystery to many. You’ve probably heard of the it but are you confident about where it is or what it does? We’ll answer these questions today. The IT band is the abbreviation for the iliotibial band. This band is an extension of

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14 Dec, 2020

Results of Not Treating Neck Problems

Think back to the times when you have fallen asleep in an awkward position and had the unexpected pleasure of waking up to a “crick in your neck.” You know when you have an aching neck it makes it very difficult to turn your head to check your blind spots when driving, bend your head

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