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March Madness is Over – Here’s 3 Common Basketball Injuries (and How to Avoid Them)

This year’s NCAA Basketball Championships are over, and what a tournament it was. At the end of all the March Madness, it was the Villanova Wildcats that prevailed for men’s basketball and Notre Dame for women’s basketball—each team winning their second title.
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How Running at Altitude Affects Conditioning

Completing a marathon is an amazing feat. For many, it’s the challenge of a lifetime. And training for a marathon is difficult enough. Now imagine running those 26.2 miles at altitude. Each year, scores of athletes do just that, taking to some of the world’s highest, driest locales for the ultimate running challenge. There’s the […]
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How Unweighting Can Help Treat Knee Osteoarthritis

The ways we develop osteoarthritis of the knee are many. There’s the sports we play, the jobs we hold. For most of us, though, knee osteoarthritis develops as we age. Who knew that knee cartilage had an expiration date? Osteoarthritis is typically characterized by chronic pain, swelling, and stiffness. And it can limit our range […]
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A Femur Fracture Rehab Case Study

If it sounds terrible, that’s because it is: according to the American Physical Therapy Association, a femur fracture is the “break, crack, or crush injury of the thigh bone.” Recovery time for this painful injury can range from anywhere to four to six months. Though there are many causes for femur fracture, including contact sports […]
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5 Easy Lumbar Core Strengthening Exercises You Should Know

Chronic lower back pain is a common reason for starting a physical therapy program. It has a variety of causes. And we do know that core stability is at the center of spinal health. That’s why we are constantly exploring new ways to strengthen the core. Not only can these stability exercises be used in […]
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Training Seniors Using Unweighting

There’s a harsh reality that we all face as human beings: the older we get, the less capable we are of doing the things we used to do with ease. A walk up the hill can leave us winded, it takes us longer to recover, and exercise brings with it an increased risk of injury. […]
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Achilles Rupture Rehab — A Closer Look

If there’s anything we can all agree on, it’s that being injured or sick is the worst. It leaves us feeling uncomfortable, uncertain about the future, and—if you’re anything like me—the idle time is enough to drive you up the wall. So how do we cope? We look for other people going through the same […]
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A Path to Rehabilitation for Stroke Survivors

  After a stroke event, survivors face a long road to rehabilitation. A variety of impairments can result, including paralysis, weakness, and complications that result from the loss of functional abilities. Fortunately, there are options when it comes to stroke rehab, and a good PT program is crucial to helping survivors regain the balance, mobility, […]
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Have a Fibula Stress Fracture? Take a Load Off!

It can start as tolerable pain that only comes after physical activity. Over time, the pain increases, invades your exercise routine, and may even reach a point where walking is painful, the injury site sore to touch. Ahhh, the fibula stress fracture—that creeping stress injury that runners especially know and “love.”
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How Your Lifestyle Can Help Prevent and Defeat Cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, over 400,000 people will have died from the four major cancer types (lung, breast, colon/rectum, prostate) in the United States alone.  It’s a sobering statistic, to say the least, enough to give any person pause—no matter their walk of life. Whether you’ve had personal or indirect experience […]
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