Concussion in Sports

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A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function. A concussion is caused by a bump, blow, or a rapid movement of the head. Additionally, they can occur from a fall or blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Due to the extremely physical nature of contact sports, …

Knee Pain: Simple Exercises to Help

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If you’re experiencing knee pain, it might surprise you to learn that strengthening your hips can help! Whether you’re considering surgery or opting for a more conservative approach make sure hip strengthening is part of your plan. There’s a strong relationship between hip strength and knee pain. Current studies show that patients who strengthened their hips prior to knee surgery …

Blood Flow Restriction Training: A Physical Rehabilitation Game Changer

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New advanced technology to help you recover quicker. An in depth look at how it works. Getting strong is hard. Rehab after injury is hard. Unfortunately, losing muscle after periods of inactivity or immobilization is not hard. Muscle is easy to lose, but hard to gain. Even brief periods of decreased activity can cause a significant amount of muscle loss …

Prehab: Get a Jump Start on Your Recovery!

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Key Conditions: Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Post-Surgical Rehabilitation, Recovery from Injury, Recovery from Hospitalization We’ve all heard of going to physical therapy after surgery, but what would happen if you went before surgery? Prehabilitation, or “prehab,” is when you attend physical or occupational therapy prior to your orthopedic surgery. It can help prepare your body …

Occupational Therapy Month

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Impact Rehab & Wellness wants to say THANK YOU to all the OT’s out there making a difference! What is an occupational therapist? Occupational therapists are health care providers who are embracing health challenges and enhancing lives. In occupational therapy, occupations refer to the everyday activities that people do as individuals, in families, and with communities to occupy time and …

Population Health

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The burden of musculoskeletal conditions is significant in terms of treatment and care. These conditions impact your quality of life, mobility, and productivity. This results in more missed days at work. In 2011, the annual U.S. cost for treatment and lost wages related to musculoskeletal disorders was $213 billion. That, on its own, is significant. Now, add the burden of …

Fishing Season is Here! Are You Ready?

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Warmer weather is here, which means anglers are ready to get on the water! While most of us enjoy fishing for fun and relaxation, long hours of repetitive casting, bending, and standing can take its toll on your body. Anglers who fish in tournaments, in particular, are at an increased risk for repetitive injuries. This could include tennis elbow, rotator …

Developing Dysfunction Along with Fitness

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After a fast start in January with resolutions, many people are trying to continue their fitness routines this month. Exercise can be a struggle, but it shouldn’t be painful. If you can run a good time in a 5k, but have aches and pains for days after, you likely have a problem. If you are increasing your PR in the …

Coping with Osteoarthritis Pain

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Most of us have experienced the aches and pains that come with getting older. Although joint pain can be considered “normal”, there are things you can do to lessen the pain and improve your ability to do daily activities. There are many people who have osteoarthritis, but they don’t have pain! Physical and occupational therapy can help you cope with …

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM): Can it Help with Pain?

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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a physical and occupational therapy manual technique. It uses special instruments to efficiently treat soft tissue dysfunction (muscle strains, sprains, tendinitis, etc.). Due to its effectiveness and efficiency, IASTM is a procedure that is rapidly growing in popularity What is it? IASTM is performed with specially designed instruments. These instruments detect and treat …