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Category Archives: Physical Therapy

24 Jan, 2020

The Low Back Pain Epidemic

Generalized back pain continues to be rampant in many parts of the US and world-wide and does not seem to be decreasing despite many calculated efforts to do so. This particular diagnosis, sadly, has many attributes that makes it very difficult to pinpoint an exact cause. There is a substantial amount of literature on treatments,

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23 Jan, 2020

Benefits in Participating In Multiple Sports

There are many benefits for athletes participating in multiple sports, even beginning at an early age. Recruiters are looking at kids as early as grade school, and they prefer recruiting kids that are involved in multiple sports. Recruiters believe these athletes gain a competitive edge, and are more accessible to recruit. Why Participate in Multiple

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21 Jan, 2020

Effective Treatment for Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring injuries are common amongst athletes, especially with movements involving high-speed running, high kicks, slide tackling, and splits.  What are Hamstrings and How are They Injured? The hamstring is a combination of 3 muscles: Semitendinosus Semimembranosus Biceps femoris Injury is dependent on intensity of sport along with other variables such as duration, frequency and/or body

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16 Jan, 2020

Ankle Weakness

Overall ankle weakness can lead to a number of injuries, not only with the ankle joint specifically but it can lead to injuries at other joints such as the knee and also down into the foot. Typical ankle sprains (also known as “rolling” your ankle) can occur if the muscles on the medial and lateral

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16 Jan, 2020

Guide to Better Running

The way we run is a matter of energy and efficiency. We may ask ourselves how some people can run farther, faster and make it seem effortless. The trick is in how their body moves.  Our Body When Running Our body is like a spring; it stores energy at one point in our stride and

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14 Jan, 2020

Joint Stiffness and How to Cure it

Defining Joint Stiffness At some point or another in life we experience joint stiffness. This is a situation in the body where we feel tightness in the parts of our body that bend like; the elbows, wrists, shoulders, hips, knees, neck, lower back, and ankles. Common Causes of Joint Stiffness: muscular tightness capsular/ligamentous tightness muscle

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9 Jan, 2020

When In Doubt, Go Get Checked Out!

Concussions are gaining more and more attention as more research is being done about this often ambiguous subject. In the past, athletes were often said to have gotten their “bell rung” or were considered to have gotten “lit up” after a hard hit in a contact sport. Unfortunately, many were told to “shake it off”

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9 Jan, 2020

Effects of Entering the Season De-Conditioned

The two most common reasons people sustain injuries when they rush back into a sport or exercise program too quickly, are training errors and technique errors.  Rushing into the season or training program without proper progressive training our body will not be ready to endure the stress and we can end up with an injury

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9 Jan, 2020

Protecting Our Hips from IT Band Problems

The IT Band and Surrounding Muscles There are a number of muscles on the outside of our hip that attach to the IT band. The job of all of these muscles is: To keep the hip joint structures open Help support the joint Create the movement of the joint. Most commonly what happens when we

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7 Jan, 2020

New Year, New Goals

We’re finally at 2020! A new decade, 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 2019 were: Back to golfing Picking up a baby without pain Back to running Completing triathlons and the like…

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