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Determining When to Return an Athlete to Sport Following ACL Injury

Determining when to return an athlete back to sport following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction is one of the more challenging decisions for those in sports medicine. This topic has been meticulously-researched yet the decision is still mired in ambiguity from many interdependent, complex variables which can give rise to an increased risk. . .

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Foam Rolling-What’s the Buzz?

Foam rolling is a popular and convenient method of self-myofascial release, used to increase myofascial mobility. It is an intervention used in physical therapy, rarely in isolation, but usually as an integral part of a comprehensive program aimed to help people move and function better.  With the proper education, it is fairly easy for a. . .

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Overhead Throwing Injuries

Winter conditioning for Spring Sports is in full-swing, and it is not uncommon for athletes to experience pain or discomfort after resuming an exercise or training regimen. We have some tips for baseball or softball players to avoid injuries related to overhead throwing. Common injuries associated with overhead throwing: Low back injuries Muscle strains Overuse. . .

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Stretching and Flexibility

Stretching and Flexibility Stretching and flexibility are both important. If done right, stretching will lead to flexibility. It’s well known that those that are flexible are less prone to injury. There are the exceptions of course, just as with anything else. Even those on the Cirque de Soleil circuit still get hurt. For the majority. . .

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Save Your Shoulders

At this time of year, health clubs and gyms are usually packed with people working on their New Year resolutions to lose weight, look better, put on some muscle mass and generally get into shape. Strength training is a vital part of any fitness program. There are many important benefits from strength training but also. . .

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ACL Injuries, why they’re more common in females and can we help prevent them?

ACL Injuries, why they’re more common in females and can we help prevent them? We’ve all seen it, whether it was in person or on TV, an athlete falls to the floor grabbing her leg in pain. The gym goes silent. The same thing is going through everyone’s mind, what happened? Are they going to. . .

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Transitioning to Cool Weather Running and the Treadmill

Emily Jones, PTA It’s that time of year again when outdoor activities take a cold turn. Fall and winter weather changes bring most of us indoors for treadmill exercise. For those who are brave enough to venture outdoors in the winter months for your daily exercise, we commend you! Here are a few things to. . .

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