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29 Jun, 2019

Can an Ankle Sprain Heal Itself?

Whether you are participating in sports, running outside or just trying to step down off a curb, your ankle can twist into an abnormal position and cause swelling and pain. This is what is commonly referred to as a “rolled ankle” or ankle sprain and is one of the most common injuries that people experience.

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20 Jun, 2019

What is one of the most stable joints in the body?

You guessed it, the hip joint! However, that does not keep this joint and region of the body from becoming unstable, developing issues, and producing discomfort. Unstable hip joints can lead to discomfort and weakness in the hip region and creates difficulties: sleeping or lying in certain positions standing, walking, running, and climbing stairs standing

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17 Jun, 2019

What Type of Stretching Should I do ‘Before’ Playing Sports?

You should know what type of stretching you should do both before and after playing sports or any other physical activity.  Stretching is an important part of your daily exercise routine, however, it should not be the only exercise you are doing.  Most people think that when you stretch you are elongating your muscles.  This

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1 Jun, 2019

Your Hands are Required for Nearly Every Movement

Think about how many times a day you use your hands. Your hands are required for nearly every movement.  Your upper extremities impact your ability to type on your computer keyboard, hold your morning cup of coffee, grip the steering wheel while driving and your phone while talking to a family member as well as

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27 Nov, 2018

Moving, standing or sitting creating discomfort?

By: Mike Bills, MS PT Many people seek physical therapy because of hip pain, specifically, pain in their hip flexor muscles. When you experience this pain in the front of the thigh, it usually stems from the fact that your hip flexor muscles, there are a few of them, are being overworked for a number

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10 May, 2018

Two Routines to Prevent Aches and Muscle Soreness

By Kate Zanoni, LPTA The benefits of routine stretching reach far beyond rehabilitation. Whether you’re an athlete, sedentary, a weekend warrior, young or old, active or inactive, you will reap the value of a regular stretching routine. In general, stretching is the elongation of a muscle and is used to help prevent injury and discomfort.

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11 Apr, 2018

Taking Care of a Fracture

What is a fracture? The word, ‘fracture’ is a medical term that refers to a crack or break in a bone. Bones are made of calcified materials, which give them their hard rigid structure. There are several types of fractures: Greenstick- when a bone is bent, but not broken all the way through. A buckle

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3 Apr, 2018

Walking to Improve Bone Health

By Alyssa Burke, LPTA Walking is a great step to improve bone health and fitness. Springtime is a good time to get outside and be active. What better way to kick the winter blues and enjoy the beautiful spring weather than to go for a walk! Walking is one of the easiest ways to get

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26 Sep, 2017

Keep Athletes Competing: Proper Warm-Up and Adequate Stretching

By: Cierra Washington, ATC Do you know what constitutes a complete warm-up? Too often, sports-related injuries occur and could have been easily prevented had the athlete thoroughly prepared their body for practices and games. So what is an appropriate warm-up? The warm-up, which typically lasts between 10-15 minutes, feeds the body. Whether it’s a run,

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14 Sep, 2017

How to Test Your Balance and Fall Risk

By Devin Wurman, DPT The goal of Balance Awareness Month is to reduce the time it takes to diagnose a vestibular or inner ear disorder and help people suffering from conditions like vertigo, dizziness and those who have trouble balancing. Medical experts say falls are the number one cause of death and non-fatal injuries in

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