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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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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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We Will Help You Get Back In The Game

We love helping our patients get back in the game – and in the case of Brandon, it was our pleasure to help him get back to the baseball field! “I would like to start by saying that I am extremely grateful and blessed that I was placed in the hands of such great care. . .

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Curtis Discusses Single Sport Specialization

A recent article in the Omaha World Herald addressed the growing trend of single sport specialization, particularly among young athletes. We asked Curtis Basnett, a physical therapist in our Midtown Clinic, to weigh in on the issue. Curtis has a background in athletic training and sees many patients with athletic injuries. “With Fall sports getting. . .

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Avoiding Dehydration

Summer is coming to an end, school is starting back up, and football practices have begun. But the summer heat and humidity haven’t left us, and that makes dehydration a real concern for young athletes. We have addressed this before, but the importance of adequate hydration can’t be underscored. Proper hydration is crucial to staying. . .

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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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