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Tips for Finding a Rockstar Physical Therapist

Been battling a sports injury? If “the usual” treatments such as rest, ice, ibuprofen, and yoga haven’t worked, you may wonder, will physical therapy help me? Good thinking—a physical therapist can be your greatest ally in overcoming pain or injury by helping you address imbalances in strength, flexibility and range of motion that are often … Continue reading Tips for Finding a Rockstar Physical Therapist

Is Re-Growing Bones in Our Future?

Remember Harry Potter and the infamous, dreadful-tasting potion Skele-Gro for regrowing missing bones? Well, author J.K. Rowling was on to something, as the ability to regrow bone is likely to be in our future. New method for treating broken bones This superpower could become a reality thanks to decades of research and a few veterinarians … Continue reading Is Re-Growing Bones in Our Future?

5 Reasons You Keep Getting Injured (And What to Do to Reduce Sports Injury Risk)

I’m cool with sitting on the bench in a cast all season. Said no athlete, ever. Sometimes injury is unavoidable, thanks to the perfect combination of circumstances or an opposing player’s blunders. But that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Many athletes have settled into bad habits that can easily lead to a season-ending injury. … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Keep Getting Injured (And What to Do to Reduce Sports Injury Risk)

Knee Injuries

Did you know that there are four main ligaments in your knees that can be at risk for injury? Since the knee joint lacks any interlocking bones, it depends completely on these strong, fibrous connectors to stabilize the knee and facilitate movement. This makes the knees more vulnerable to injury than other joints. As any … Continue reading Knee Injuries

Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

Arthritis of the foot and ankle encompasses more than 100 different conditions; all cause inflammation, pain and stiffness in the joints. Arthritis can’t be cured but treatment can help slow the progression of the disease and make you more comfortable. Anatomy and Arthritis The foot and ankle include 31 bones and more than 30 joints. … Continue reading Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle