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What is a “frozen shoulder”? 

November 24th, 2020

Frozen shoulder is a condition where your shoulder joint becomes painful and stiff, usually resulting from lack of motion or use. The medical term for this is “adhesive capsulitis.” Simply put, your shoulder capsule (which is a connective tissue structure that surrounds your bones and muscles of your shoulder) has tightened up and is restricting

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We Are Safer Than the Grocery Store so There is No Need to Worry!

November 17th, 2020

We Are Safer Than the Grocery Store so There is No Need to Worry! At LSTC we take pride in having a germ and virus free clinic all the time. We do this through cleaning and disinfecting equipment, exam tables and counters, washing our hands frequently, and staying home when sick. It is safe to

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Sore Hip & Getting Relief

November 11th, 2020

What is hip pain? The hip is comprised of the acetabulum- a ring shaped surface, and the head of the femur- a ball shaped structure. It’s where the leg attaches to the trunk.  The hip has the functional ability to rotate out (external rotation), rotate in (internal rotation), move forward(flexion), move backward (extension), move toward

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Common Lower Extremity Injuries & Prevention

November 9th, 2020

When people think of physical therapy the first thing to come to mind is often ‘injury.” While physical therapy is instrumental in solving injuries and improving functional deficits, it can also be used to prevent injuries specifically in the sport’s world. Read below to hear some common lower extremity injuries in athletes that can be

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Proper Warm-ups

November 3rd, 2020

Do you get sore after working out? Or tend to injure yourself working out? If yes, I have a question for you—what does your warm-up look like? Hopefully, it’s a dynamic warm-up. Dynamic warm-ups are the best type prior to activity because you are activating and stretching the muscles at the same time. This is the

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Common Injuries with Running

November 2nd, 2020

Have you recently started running and are having pain? Increased your mileage and having pain? Increased speed and having pain? Types of Injuries All levels and types of runners may experience pain at one point or another. Running injuries most commonly affect the knee, lower leg, and foot. Some of the injuries seen are: Knee

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Is Your Desk Job Causing Pain?

October 23rd, 2020

As we progress through this ever-changing, technologically advanced world, more and more people have desk jobs and sit for the large majority of their day. This can be problematic as the human body was designed to be upright and mobile. When we put ourselves into a position that is sub-optimal and hold it for hours

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Dizziness vs. Vertigo

October 21st, 2020

Have you ever gotten out of bed too quickly and felt funny in your head?  Have you ever rolled over in bed in the middle of the night and woke up with the room spinning?  What exactly is the difference between these two sensations? Dizziness vs. Vertigo Dizziness is a catch all term describing multiple

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Common Causes of Low Back Injuries

October 16th, 2020

The single most common cause of lower back pain is a torn or pulled muscle and/or ligament. The lumbar spine, or low back, is a remarkably well-engineered structure of interconnecting bones, joints, nerves, ligaments, and muscles all working together to provide support, strength, and flexibility. However, this complex structure also leaves the low back susceptible

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Common Shoulder Injuries for Non-Athletes

October 9th, 2020

Many of us out there have not played much sport in our lives or have only done it very infrequently. In that case, we are not always subject to many of the injuries that athletes or weekend warriors are subject to most often. In this blog, I’ll talk about some common injuries for those of

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