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10 Questions Parents Should Ask Their Child’s Athletic Trainer

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As parents, you may see the same athletic trainer on the field for many of your child’s games.  But do you know who they are or why they are there?  I have compiled a list of good questions a parent should ask their child’s Athletic Trainer.   10 Questions Parents Should Ask Their Child’s Athletic […]

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 […]

Do I Need An X-ray? Simple Ankle And Foot Rules

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Do I Need An X-ray?  Simple Ankle And Foot Rules Ankle injuries are one of the most common injuries in sports and recreational activities.  An x-ray is useful in determining whether there is a bony injury like a fracture or broken bone.  Some simple rules (Ottawa ankle rule) can be helpful in deciding if you […]

Tips And Advice For My Henry Sibley Seniors & For All Seniors

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Tips And Advice For My Henry Sibley Seniors & For All Seniors Saying goodbye at the end of the year is always tough. Saying goodbye to the seniors often leaves me in tears (I am a big softy). This year I say goodbye to a group of seniors that have been around for my whole […]

Death To “Just In Case” Stigma

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Death To “Just In Case” Stigma Child loss is one of the hardest subjects to discuss for anyone whether it be the one who lost a child or not.  Most people don’t know what to say to someone who has lost a child and many times says the wrong thing in trying to make sense […]

Tips From ‘The Prose’: The Use Of SI Belts For Pregnancy

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Tips From ‘The Prose’: The Use Of SI Belts For Pregnancy Attention all you pregnant ladies our there!  Are any of you experiencing pain in your SI joint?  What’s the SI joint you ask?  Well if you look at your back in the mirror, at the very bottom there are two “dimples” on either side […]

5 Tips To Keep You Safe This Summer

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5 Tips To Keep You Safe This Summer Summer is here and we all want to be outside.  Here are some tips to keep you safe in the sun; Wear sunscreen – this seems obvious, however even if you are in the shade you can still get sunburned, so make sure to wear your SPF […]

Walk the Walk

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One of the biggest parts of curriculum in physical therapy school is gait assessment, which is essentially looking at how people walk.  The way a person walks can affect many different parts of the body, and cause pain or stiffness originating anywhere from the ankles to the low back. The Normal Stride A normal walking […]

Go With Your Gut: 3 Important Tips For Injuries On Site

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Go With Your Gut: 3 Important Tips For Injuries On Site As an Athletic Trainer, there have been plenty of times where I have had to go with a quick judgement call. A lot of the times, AT’s are the ones that are on site for injuries, and we often need to make quick decisions […]

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