ACL Reconstruction: When is it Safe to Return to Sports?

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction is one of the most common surgeries performed due to a sports injury. ACL rehab and ACL prevention training is one of the hottest topics in the sports medicine world. The Stats The sad reality is that while 80% of ACL reconstruction patients return to some form of sport, only 65% return to the same sporting …

Knee Pain

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Approximately 25% of American adults have experienced knee pain that affects their daily life. The prevalence of knee pain has increased over the past 20 years. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause in individuals over the age of 50. Knee injuries can occur as the result of a direct blow or sudden movement that strains the knee beyond its normal …

Hole in One: Improve Your Golf Game & Hip Mobility

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With the Masters coming up this weekend, we thought this was the perfect time to help out our local golfers. If you suffer from poor hip mobility or just want to improve your golf game and lower your risk of injury, we’ve got some great exercises for you! The Rotation Golf swings come in many forms. One of the biggest …

Lymphedema: What is it and How can it be Treated?

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Do you come home from work with swelling in your legs at the end of the day? Have you tried compression stockings for swelling, but find they don’t work or are too difficult to put on? Do you have swelling in your arms since breast cancer? If so, you might have lymphedema. Seeing a Certified Lymphedema Therapist may be the …

Car Repair and Hand Therapy: Common Concerns?

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What if your car stops working as it should and you need to get it fixed? Do you fix it yourself, take it to a general fix-it shop, or take it to a certified mechanic specifically trained to work with your brand of car? Who is the most trained and will provide the best service? When you have shoulder, arm, …

HEAT vs ICE: When hurt what is best?

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If you’re anything like a lot of our patients, you probably don’t know which injuries need heat and which need ice. If you do know (kudos to you), you may not know the reasoning behind why one is better than the other. Today, we’re going to discuss when it’s better to use ice or heat, and how to do so …

Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes heel pain. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that connects your heel to the ball of your foot. The main job of the plantar fascia is to support the arch of your foot. What causes plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis occurs when your plantar fascia becomes inflamed (this sometimes leads to …

Text Neck: Is Your Phone Hurting You?

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How much time do you think you spend every day staring at your cell phone? On average, we spend 2 to 4 hours every single day looking at our cell phones, emailing, texting, and checking social media sites. High school students may even be spending 13 hours per day on their phones! The Facts Your head weighs 10-12 lbs. It …

Ankle Tendinitis

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What is Tendinitis? Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon. Tendons are the tissues that connect your muscles to your bones. Tendinitis causes pain near the affected joint. Ankle tendinitis is when this occurs in one of the tendons around your ankle. What Causes Ankle Tendinitis? Tendon inflammation (tendinitis) can occur due to overuse, repetitious activity, trauma, bio-mechanical asymmetries, strength deficits/imbalances, …

New Year’s Resolutions

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New Year, New Me! This is a phrase I’ve been seeing a lot lately. There’s something about the new year that makes us all want to be better people. Some of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions are to get in shape or lose weight. These resolutions, along with the majority of others, fail by February. Various studies have shown …