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How To Keep Our Young Athletes Healthy

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How To Keep Our Young Athletes Healthy Now that Summer break is upon us (I hear some of you groaning and some of you cheering), kids often ramp up their athletic activity.  They aren’t in school, so often this is the time when they go off to camp to practice their favorite sport or increase […]

A PT’s Adventure With Sand Volleyball

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A PT’s Adventure With Sand Volleyball I am very lucky to have a great group of girl friends.  Some of us have known each other since college and some of the group has been friends since high school or before.  Together we have been a group for about 17 years.  (yikes, time does fly).  Throughout […]

Tips From ‘The Prose’: Foam Rolling

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Tips from the Prose: Foam Rolling Foam rolling is something I have seen grow in great popularity over the past handful of years.  Many people and patients ask about it in regards to rolling out a painful muscle area.  Foam rolling can be used as a form of self massage or a self myofascial release […]

6 Must Know Ergonomics Tips For Your Desk

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6 Must Know Ergonomics Tips For Your Desk Tips from the Prose – Ergonomics for your desk Are you like many people – sit at a desk and work at a computer?  Often times, the patients I see for neck and upper back pain have this kind of work environment and they complain that this […]

A Physical Therapists Opinion On Physical Therapy

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A Physical Therapists Opinion On Physical Therapy So this may be more of a soap box than anything else but here goes: I recently read an entry from a website called Forward Thinking PT and their article titled “When will they quit viewing Physical Therapy as an intervention?”  This title struck a chord with me […]

4 Simple Tips On How To Find Proper Running Shoes

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4 Simple Tips On How To Find Proper Running Shoes Here 4 simple tips in finding proper running shoes that I give to my patients: 1. Most importantly, the shoe must be comfortable.  I don’t care if someone said you need brand such and such.  If you put that shoe on your foot and it […]

When Should You Replace Your Running Shoes?

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When Should You Replace Your Running Shoes? This is such a common question I get from my patients and a really good one.  In the past, the running continuing education courses I attended consistently taught shoes should be replaced by 500 miles and a person should start breaking in their new shoes after about 350 […]

Tips From ‘The Prose’: From Fall Prevention To Athletics, One Simple Exercise

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From Fall Prevention To Athletics, One Simple Exercise One simple exercise I give just about every patient I see in the clinic is balance. Simply standing on one foot can improve so many areas of a persons life.  If you are finding you are feeling a bit unsteady as you are standing and walking, stand […]

A Soccer/Hockey Player Sidelined By Injury

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A Soccer/Hockey Player Sidelined By Injury This is my niece Abby. (picture)  She is almost 11 and a really good athlete.  She loves soccer and hockey, but recently has been sidelined by posterior tibialis tendonitis (a fancy bunch of words meaning pain on the inside of her ankle and arch of her foot).  To be […]

Do You Know What Return To Sport Testing Is?

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Return To Sport Testing Did you know there is a battery of tests PT’s put athletes through to test whether or not an athlete who is recovering from a lower extremity injury is ready to return to their sport?  It’s called a Return to Sport test (very fancy name, I know). These are evidence/research based […]

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