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Spring Is The Time for Running

19th August , 2017

Out of over 280 million Americans, 30 million are runners. With running, you put 3 to 4 times your body weight through your lower extremity and back joints. The most common injury is to the knees. For runners over 40 years old, achilles and calf injuries are the most frequent injuries. Hip injuries are also

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The Challenge of Compliance

26th January , 2015

My dog’s veterinarian recently told me “If cartilage healed, I wouldn’t have a job.” I laughed because this statement applies to physical therapists also. There are certain tissues that have limited or poor healing capacity, which is why patients have to seek medical care. If optimal healing and improved function could just happen without any

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Jaw Pain? We Can Help!

25th November , 2014

Do you or someone you know have jaw pain? You may know that your dentist can provide treatment for this type of problem, but did you know physical therapists also treat jaw pain and dysfunction? It is estimated that 20%?25% of the population is affected by TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems, with only 10?20% of those

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Getting Ready for Ski Season?

15th October , 2014

It is fall once again and I can almost smell snow. As a physical therapist and a skier I love to geek out on movement, anatomy, injuries, and training principles. Fall time is just the right recipe of those loves to help me get ready for the upcoming season. Whether looking for putting in 5

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Africa and Physical Therapy – What Do They Have In Common?

10th September , 2014

So what do Africa and physical therapy have in common? Not much, except for a lot of different types of movement. Earlier this summer, I spent one month traveling around Southern Africa — Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. We spent most of our time out in the bush with trackers and naturalists who had

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Position Yourself for Success – BikeFit Tips

17th July , 2014

At the start of a new year, it’s common for people to set new goals or make new plans for the year ahead. Personally, I enjoy choosing new cycling challenges each year to train and prepare for. I do it because it’s fun, but I also do it to push myself, as training motivation and

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To stretch or not to stretch?

15th July , 2014

As we are approaching the fall season and continuing with our year round activities, warming up in the colder weather is just as important as staying cool was for the summer heat. Staying warm and warming up is more than just putting on another layer of clothes or wearing gloves. Some people think that “increasing

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Myth Buster: Diastasis Recti Is Not Normal- Get It Fixed!

20th June , 2014

What Is It? Diastasis Recti is a separation of the abdominal wall that occurs most frequently in pregnancy. It can look or feel like a ridge down the middle of your stomach when your abdominals contract. (Diastasis Recti, 2013). It has shown to occur in 50-60% of pregnancies during the 2nd and 3rd trimester (Boissonnault,

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Get the Most out of Physical Therapy

20th May , 2014

Physical Therapists are experts at treating and preventing physical causes of pain and movement dysfunction. Our goal is to expedite and facilitate our body’s natural ability to heal. By using specific hands-on techniques, and most importantly active movement and exercise, we can improve the efficiency of how we move and heal. However, pain, healing, and

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Powerful Exercise Advice for Staying Injury Free

20th March , 2014

I wish I had a dollar for every time someone said to me, “no pain no gain!” This idea is pervasive in the world of exercise and fitness. But is it true? Normal Response to a Workout Muscle burn associated with working out may be uncomfortable, but most do not consider it pain. This normal

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