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Signs and Symptoms of Concussions

April 6th, 2020

Most people think that in order to have a concussion you must “black out” or lose consciousness, however this is not as common as people think. There are many other signs and symptoms of a concussion. The key to treating concussions, is being able to identify them early on to avoid further injury to our

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A Strain in These Muscles, Means Trouble Bending Our Knees

April 6th, 2020

The hamstrings play an important role in the lower body. They are responsible for helping us stand, walk, run, and jump. Hamstrings are often neglected and can result in an injury to them.  One of the most common hamstring injuries that we see in the clinic is the hamstring strain.  What are the Hamstrings? The

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Everyday Tasks that are Leading to Elbow Issues

April 2nd, 2020

Many people have heard and will use terms like “tennis elbow” and “golfer’s elbow” but what exactly is the difference?  Not much really….Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow are both overuse injuries that are caused by any activity that requires repetitive motion of the arm and wrist. The difference between the two conditions lies in where

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Keeping up with Home Exercise Programs

March 19th, 2020

Knock Knock… Who’s There… Covid…Covid Who?…. Is your mouth covid when you cough? Continuing Home Exercises Right now, as you are all well aware, the whole world is responding to a pandemic. The Coronavirus—which is one of many coronaviruses that have affected people in the past—Covid-19 has everyone on lockdown. You may be in quarantine

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COVID-19: Preventing the Spread 101

March 12th, 2020

Steps to a Virus Free Clinic! 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. Several times throughout the day we clean and disinfect: Check-in and Check-out

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The Fancy Word for Knee Discomfort

March 10th, 2020

Patellofemoral pain is a general term used to describe pain that resides in the front of the knee and around the kneecap, also known as the patella. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, PFPS, is also known as both runners’ and jumpers’ knee due to the type of athletes who commonly complain of the problem. Based on the

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The Culprits of Back Issues

March 10th, 2020

Back pain can arise due to a number of different reasons: It can be of traumatic origin, such as a car accident or a high impact fall.  It can be degenerative in nature, occurring as the vertebral bones become arthritic and the joints they form no longer move as well.  It can be postural, developing

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Journey to Becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer

March 9th, 2020

What are Certified Athletic Trainers? Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state’s statutes, rules and regulations.  As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers

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The Truth Behind Our Hip Pain

March 5th, 2020

Causes of Hip Pain There are multiple structures in and around the hip joint that can produce pain in this area of the body: Labrum– the ring of cartilage around the rim of the socket of the hip joint. Tears can produce symptoms of catching, locking or giving out of the hip. Hip abnormalities– abnormalities

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Why We Should Strengthen Our Hips

March 4th, 2020

Many people suffer from low back and hip pain and don’t even realize how much hip strength can influence these conditions. The hip abductors are one of the most influential muscle groups in the body and are an integral part of your body’s overall health.  What are our hip abductors? The hip abductors consist of:

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