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Shoulder Labrum Tears
Shoulder labrum tears can often be the cause of an unstable shoulder. The labrum is a cartilage ring that surrounds the shoulder joint forming the capsule or “socket” portion of the joint. Injuries to this structure can either be caused by some sort of trauma or by tearing due to repetitive motions. Cause There are...
Ankle Sprains: What You Need to Know
Ankle sprains are very common injuries – almost everyone has experienced one at some point in their life. They are especially common among athletes and it is important that these injuries are treated and rehabilitated properly to avoid reoccurrence or development of a chronic injury.Types of Ankle Sprains Inversion ankle sprains are the most common...
Concussion Awareness
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury most often caused by a blow to the head, face, or neck. Football and soccer are some of the sports where concussions occur most prevalently, and it is very important that they are diagnosed and treated properly. If you suspect you have sustained a concussion it is...
Achilles Tendinopathy
Achilles tendinopathy is an irritation to the Achilles tendon. This type of pain can affect both active and inactive individuals although it is most commonly seen in athletes. It is estimated that about 24% of athletes will suffer this condition at some point, while up to 50% of runners will experience some type of Achilles...
Return to Running Program
Following an injury or a period of inactivity, it is important to return to running at a gradual pace in order to avoid reinjury. For those recovering from a more serious injury or surgery, keep in mind that before starting any sort of return to activity program it is important that you are cleared first...
ACL Prevention Programs: A Forgotten Success
In recent years, much of the focus in athletics has been on concussions, which is an emerging area of both concern and research. Although this is an important area of research, it is vital to not forget about the proven success of ACL prevention programs. For the many athletes each year that suffer ACL tears,...
Patellar Tendinitis
Patellar Tendinitis, also called "Jumper's Knee," is commonly seen in athletes whose sports require a lot of jumping or repetitive motions.What is Patellar Tendinitis? The patellar tendon is located in the front of your knee and attaches from the patella (kneecap) to the upper shin. Patellar tendinitis is common in athletes and is caused by...
We’re all healthier and happier when we move
After a motorcycle accident led to the above-knee amputation of her right leg, Dani Burt was determined to maintain and promote an active lifestyle. As a result, she became both an adaptive surfing champion and a physical therapist. Learn more of her story here: www.moveforwardpt.com Was this article helpful? Yes, thanks! Not really Tags:Physical TherapySports...
5 Tips to Recover from a Workout
5 Tips to Recover from a Workout
Proper recovery following a workout is as essential as the workout itself. Whether you are beginning to work out for the first time or are altering your regimen, proper recovery is crucial to sustaining a long-term workout plan. Here are 5 tips to recover from a workout. They can help you attain maximum benefit from...