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A Torn Meniscus Does Not Mean You Need Surgery

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We live in a society where the mentality has been, “If it’s broken, fix it!”  For many orthopedic injuries, most people seek out a good surgeon to undergo surgery for whatever happens to be torn, ripped, or bulging.  Our surgical techniques and outcomes are we have these days are superb.  However, there has been a […]

Troubles With Sports Specialization For Young Athletes

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It continues to amaze me how different athletics are now compared to when I played sports in high school.  Back in my teen years (15 years ago), I played volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter, and softball in the summer. My summers consisted of basketball and volleyball leagues each one day/wk and a sports […]

What You Need To Know About Total Knee Replacement

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What You Need To Know About Total Knee Replacement Total knee replacements are becoming more and more popular with our aging population and the high success rates with improved technology and surgical techniques.  People may choose to undergo a replacement to help with their pain and function after other noninvasive treatments no longer provide enough relief (physical […]

3 Must Know Stretches to Help Back Pain in Pregnancy

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3 Must Know Stretches to Help Back Pain in Pregnancy Low back or SI pain in pregnancy is common. Fortunately, there are many ways to help manage this pain throughout your pregnancy.  Stretching and strengthening exercises are very effective and easy to perform throughout your day.  These are three stretches that I have been using frequently […]

Tips For Back Pain in Pregnancy

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Tips For Back Pain in Pregnancy Being an active individual, I was very motivated to continue my regular exercise regime during my first pregnancy: running, yoga, kickboxing, volleyball.  I wanted to stay as active and strong as I could knowing how good this is for your body.  Well, that all went down the toilet the second I […]

Most Effective Ways To Avoid Aches & Pains of Prolonged Sitting

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Most Effective Ways To Avoid Aches & Pains of Prolonged Sitting My husband and I were fortunate enough to take a road trip to Bozeman, MT over spring break this year.  We love to ski so decided to drive out west to the mountains. We packed up our gear early in the morning and took […]

How to Safely Increase Your Running Mileage

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How to Safely Increase Your Running Mileage If you are like me and enjoy running outdoors but wimp out when the temps drop under 40 degrees, you might be getting tired of running on the treadmill by this time of year!  I will admit, on that first warm day of spring, I have the tendency to […]

Rehab Is Better As A Team!

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Rehab Is Better As A Team! For the last few months, “date night” for this amazing couple has consisted of outings to  physical therapy appointments for rehab after their shoulder and knee surgeries.  When they aren’t at PT, they spend countless hours doing their prescribed home exercises and spend good quality time together covered with […]

What Is A Sports Hernia?

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What Is A Sports Hernia? Although a sports hernia is not a common pathology, we have been hearing more about these injuries in the news with professional athletes.  I recently completed a hip course where this topic was discussed and since a sport hernia is one of the least understood pathologies in athletes, I  decided […]

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