Category Archives: Injury Prevention

Common Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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The carpal tunnel is a small space at the wrist in which the median nerve and nine tendons pass through. Continue reading

Physical Therapy for Balance & Fall Prevention

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“Falls are the leading cause of injury death for Americans 65 years or older. Each year, about 35–40% of adults 65 and older fall at least once.”
— Center for Disease Control Continue reading

Treatment Options for Achilles Tendinitis

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The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects your calf muscles to your heel bone and is used when you walk, run and jump.  Although the Achilles tendon can withstand great stresses from running and jumping, it is also prone to tendinitis, a condition associated with overuse and degeneration. Achilles Tendinitis causes pain along the back of the leg near the heel. If you suffer from Achilles Tendinitis – try these pain relief methods. Continue reading

PREHAB Move to Improve Your Goals: Total Knee Replacement

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Home Preparation
Prior to your surgery there are a few simple things you can do to make your home safer and more comfortable as you recover from your joint replacement. Continue reading

Guidelines to Prevent Throwing Injuries

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In this monthly series, we examine the proper ways to exercise and prevent throwing injuries in baseball. If you have any sudden significant increase in pain, swelling, or discoloration while performing or following exercise, discontinue immediately and contact your primary care provider. Continue reading

Isokinetic Devices for the 21st Century Therapist

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Isokinetic devices have had their time in the spotlight of the rehab world. Like an actor past his prime, these monstrous machines mostly sit in dark lonely corners collecting dust. Continue reading

ASHT: Hand Therapy Awareness Week

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Prevent hand and wrist injuries while cooking. Professional hand therapists promote wrist and hand health in the kitchen. Continue reading

Physical Therapy Helps With TMJ Pain

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Physical Therapy can help those suffering with pain associated with the facial region, head, and/or neck, including those struggling with Temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders. Continue reading