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Tennis Elbow: Do Injections Really Work?

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Tennis Elbow: Do Injections Really Work? For those of you that are looking for a quick read, you got it. NO! For those of you that would like to read a little more, here’s the rest of the story. Tennis elbow is the common term for lateral epicondylalgia or lateral epicondylitis. Typically this presents as […]

Not Stopping Your Physical Therapy Too Soon

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Not Stopping Your Physical Therapy Too Soon Most physical therapists in an outpatient setting can relate to the fact that your caseload typically suffers after the New Year due to an exodus of unplanned patient discharges. Insurance deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses roll over with the start of a new year, making patients concerned about having […]

Why Do We ImPACT Concussion Test Our Athletes?

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(Image via Impacttest.com) Why Do We ImPACT Concussion Test Our Athletes? If you have a child in a contact sport or are playing a sport, I bet you have heard about Concussions. For good reason, it is such a hot topic in the world right now. People are playing sports faster, longer and harder than […]

What You Should Wear To Physical Therapy

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What You Should Wear To Physical Therapy Hey everyone, it’s Jen again. One of the questions we hear a lot of is, well what should I wear for my first visit? We always tell patients to wear something comfortable. We recommend something that you can move around in such as sweatpants, yoga pants, shorts, and […]

Is a Total Knee Replacement Right for You?

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Is a Total Knee Replacement Right for You? Total knee replacements are one of the most common orthopedic surgeries and the most commonly performed joint replacement in America. In 2011, almost 1 million total joint surgeries were performed in America and over the past decade more than double to rate from a decade ago. For […]

What You Should Bring To Your First Visit At OSI

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What You Should Bring To Your First Visit At OSI If you are like me, I like to be prepared when I go places. This means having all of the kids stuff packed, outfits laid out, shoes picked out, papers filled out…etc. Okay, I might be a little too organized (or OCD, which my family […]

The Fear of Back Pain!

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The Fear of Back Pain! The most common referral I receive is for low back pain.  One reason for this is our societies common misconceptions of what back pain is.  Please don’t misinterpret this meaning physical therapy isn’t appropriate.  However, majority of back pain episodes don’t have to leave you bedridden.  Much time for a […]

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 […]

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