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Running with Knee Osteoarthritis-Part 1

By Lillian Wynn PT, DPT Physical Therapist Background 40% of American adults (110 million people) report walking or running as part of a regular exercise routine.  Reports and ‘common knowledge’ about running and its impact on our joints are often conflicting. This is the first of three blog posts designed to look at current medical […]

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Pilates Training May Be Your Answer to Improve Your 5K Run Performance

by Genevieve Bland, PT, DPT Background Running performance depends on several variables, which include: high maximum oxygen consumption, the ability to sustain maximum oxygen consumption for long periods of time, and the ability to move efficiently. The ability to move efficiently depends on metabolic cost, which is the amount of oxygen spent to move a […]

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ACL Injury

by Scott Vocke, DPT, CMTPT Physical Therapist The ACL is one of four ligaments that helps to stabilize the knee. It is most commonly injured during quick stopping and twisting motions of the knee with the foot planted on the ground. Surgery can be performed to repair or reconstruct the damaged ligament. In many cases, […]

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What are the Risk Factors for Reinjury Following an ACL Reconstruction?

by Alex Tan, PT, DPT OCS Physical Therapist Background: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture rate is the highest in young athletes who participate in sports involving cutting and pivoting (basketball, skiing, soccer) and when they occur tend to be season-ending injuries requiring surgical reconstruction. Female sex and young age have been viewed as common risk […]

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Is Physical Therapy the best treatment for Gluteal Tendinopathy?

by John A. Baur, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT Physical Therapist Gluteal Tendinopathy – Hip Pain Patients know it as hip pain, but the medical term is gluteal tendinopathy and this is often seen in conjunction with Trochanteric/Hip Bursitis. Gluteal tendinopathy can occur after performing an unaccustomed activity or after caring out a common activity […]

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The Key Benefits and Goals of Physical Therapy

The Role of Physical Therapy The role of physical therapy is to help regain and restore the pain-free and comfortable movement and overall health that a person experienced prior to an injury, illness or disability. To achieve this, the physical therapist will design and monitor a planned program using a holistic approach. The goal is […]

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Low-Impact Pinched Nerve Exercises

Back stretches for pinched nerves: Side bends Start in a standing position with your hands on your hips. Maintain straight posture. Gently stretch your lower back by leaning to the left and the right. Perform five side bends towards each side of your body. Twist Start in a sitting position while placing the legs at […]

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Think You Have a Pinched Nerve?

Signs and symptoms of a pinched nerve include: Tingling Burning Numbness Pain Muscle weakness (especially in the arms/hands if you have a pinched nerve in your neck) “Pins and needles” The area may feel like it has “fallen asleep” You may experience worsened symptoms when lying down or after just waking up. Pinched nerves can […]

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