Even if you haven’t seen the clip, just hearing about Zach Miller’s recent knee injury during the Chicago Bears’ 20-12 loss to the New Orleans Saints is pretty gruesome. Dislocated knee. Multiple ligament damage. Severed popliteal artery. The injury was so severe it required immediate emergency surgery to revascularize Miller’s left leg with a saphenous vein graft.
There were whispers that he might lose the leg altogether.
What’s even more stunning about this injury is how it happened: Miller dislocated his knee during a non-contact play. In fact, he was in the process of catching a touchdown (which was later overturned) and simply appeared to step wrong.
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Can you feel it? That cool whisper creeping into the air? Shorter days. Colder temperatures.
Like it or not, winter is coming, and we’re not talking Game of Thrones. We’re talking ski and snowboard season up on the mountain, that joyous time of year where the promise of a bluebird day draws eager riders to high-altitude resorts around the country. Vale. Tahoe. Brian’s Head. Mammoth Lakes.
They’re vast, they’re beastly, and to tackle them safely this coming ski season, you’ll need to make sure your body is ready, no matter your preferred manner of chasing freshies.
Why do you need to prepare your body? Easy. A lack of conditioning leads to fatigue, fatigue leads to mistakes, and mistakes lead to injuries. Falls, unexpected tumbles, and collisions present a real danger, no matter your skill level. Continue reading “6 Exercises to Get Ready for Ski and Snowboard Season”
Take a moment and ask yourself a simple question:
How many hours, per day, do I spend sitting?
If you’re like most Americans, the answer to that question might be a sobering one. According to a recent study by National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA), American adults receive a “C” grade for adult walking behavior. Of the adults surveyed, only some 69% reported walking at least once for ten minutes in the week preceding.
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Sprained ankles, cranky knees—surgery, training, rehab—the list seems to go on and on. Thank goodness for physical therapists! Because no matter if the patient is an athlete, senior citizen, or suffering from a chronic condition, the goal is always the same:
Get back to good as fast as possible.
And we understand that helping clients get better requires a commitment to finding new and innovative ways to rehab. That’s why we put thousands of clinical hours and countless client interviews into our latest gravity-defying physical therapy solution: the Via Anti-Gravity Treadmill™ from AlterG®.
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