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Shin Splints: Symptoms And Treatment

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Shin Splints: Symptoms And Treatment What are Shin Splints? Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), also known as shin splints, is inflammation 2-6 inches above the ankle, to the anterior or posterior muscles and tendons in the lower leg or adjacent soft tissue along the shin bone. (tibia) What causes MTSS? There are many reasons you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Should I Buy An iPad?

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Should I Buy An iPad? I was asked this question on three separate occasions this week. I have quite a bit of knowledge and experience in this area, and thought I might put something together that will help you make a decision like this. Typically, this discussion starts out with a statement like this. “Well, […]

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 […]

What Is Shoulder Impingement And Could You Have It?

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What Is Shoulder Impingement And Could You Have It? Do you have pain when you reach overhead or out to the side?  If so, you might have something called shoulder impingement.  This occurs when the rotator cuff tendon (supraspinatus tendon), the bicep tendon, or the subacromial bursa in the shoulder gets pinched between the arm […]

How To Know If You Have Plantar Fasciitis?

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How To Know If You Have Plantar Fasciitis? One spring day I was down in Florida for a family vacation and I woke up and took a step down and I thought I had broken my foot the pain was so bad.  I limped around the beach for the next 3 days and continued to […]

Do I Need An X-ray? Simple Rules For The Neck

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Do I Need An X-ray? Simple Rules For The Neck Across orthopedic medicine, neck pain is second only to low back pain in terms of total dollars spent.  So it is important to understand and use your healthcare dollars in the most effective way possible.  Occasionally, x-rays and MRIs are over-utilized and add to that […]

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 […]

Counting Down Top 8 Questions An Athletic Trainer Is Asked

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Counting Down: Top 8 Questions An Athletic Trainer Is Asked  These are the top questions I’m sure every Athletic Trainer has been asked. I decided to show the questions and share my answers with you: (cue the David Letterman drum roll)   8.  What’s the worst injury you have ever seen? A: This question always […]

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