The Complete Guide to Choosing a Physical Therapist for Your Injury

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Are you in need of physical therapy? Choosing a physical therapist can be a hassle, but there are no cutting corners when it comes to your health. Contrary to popular belief, not all physical therapists are the same. While the general goal of a physical therapist is to help you rehabilitate an injury, they may vary in specializations and treatments. … Read More

Tips for Avoiding Sports Injuries as You Age

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Adults lose 10% of their strength and endurance every decade after the age of 30. They experience a 30% decline in muscle power each decade, too. As a result, seniors experience decreased physical function, which often leads to falls and injuries. In fact, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall every 11 seconds. You don’t have to … Read More

Best Physical Therapy Exercises for Hip Tightness and Pain

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The adult human body is an amazing machine made up of 206 bones and over 600 muscles connected by tendons, tissue, and ligaments. But when one part of the machine isn’t working, it can prevent the other parts from working too. If you are experiencing hip tightness, you know this all too well. Tight hips can cause lower back pain, hamstring stiffness, … Read More

Knee Pain and Running: What’s the Connection?

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Knee pain is such a common occurrence that many runners see it as an inescapable consequence of good health. In reality, basic preventative and treatment measures can keep even the most active runners pain-free and running longer. There is a strong connection between knee pain and running, but knee pain most often comes simply from overuse and poor preparation. If you struggle with … Read More

Is Crossfit Bad for Your Shoulders?

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Did you know that compared to traditional weightlifters, CrossFitters are 1.3 times more likely to experience an injury? Most Crossfit injuries occur at the joints and spine, however, sometimes more serious injuries can occur.  In fact, serious health risks can incur due to excessive Crossfit work. Many of those injuries occur at the shoulder joint. So, is Crossfit bad for your … Read More

A Runner’s Guide on How to Treat and Prevent Shin Splints

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Shin splints may feel like your shins are splitting. You are not alone. Up to 20 percent of runners encounter shin splints during their lives.  Pain can be debilitating, preventing you from moving your legs and feet. It may feel like you can’t get help. But there are ways you can prevent and treat shin splints.  What are some stretches that can … Read More

Calling All Runners: Do You Have Good Running Form?

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Whether you’re training for a half marathon or you simply enjoy hitting the pavement, running is a great form of exercise. Many people enjoy running as part of their daily routine.  However, it’s important to know that you can’t fully take advantage of the many benefits of running if you’re not following good running form tactics. Having good running form … Read More