Pulling Your Groin Falling On The Ice

Whether you play hockey or your foot slips while you’re walking across an icy driveway, stretching one of your inner thigh muscles past its normal limits can cause significant pain. Most groin pulls occur when you move your leg with a fast and forceful motion or your leg changes direction rapidly. The level of pain…

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Female Athlete Triad

The Female Athlete Triad is a group of interrelated conditions that affect female athletes, particularly teenage athletes. It is widely believed that an energy imbalance is the cause, combined with competitive forces. This disrupts eating patterns and body image for female athletes. Despite the fact that this is common in athletes, several aspects of the…

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Where Does Physical Therapy Stand on Foot Drop Treatment

While there is good foot drop treatment, the causes can be serious. Foot drop syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder characterized by weak muscles in the front of the lower leg. This can result in partial or total loss of control over the foot. This affects the ability to lift the foot at the ankle. Damage…

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EXERCISE! Get Out and Move!

  Cold weather and the holiday bustle make the opportunity to exercise difficult, if not impossible. According to an article by In Motion, a publication of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, even just minimal exercise can make a big impact! Exercise is perhaps the closest thing to a “Miracle Drug” in existence. The…

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is important to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.  Although many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished. It is important to stress that women need to be…

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October is National Physical Therapy Month!

In October, we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from STARS Physical Therapy can help improve and restore motion to your life. This recognition is an opportunity to highlight the fact that we are your trusted experts in helping you to improve your quality of life by keeping healthy, fit,…

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Is Your Orthopaedic Surgeon Board Certified?

Author: David F. Martin, MD, Executive Director, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Many patients assume that their orthopaedic surgeon is board certified, but this is not always the case. Since 1934 and continuing to this day, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) has existed to evaluate and review the initial and continuing qualifications and…

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Are Synthetic Playing Surfaces As Safe as Natural Grass?

In Short: Is Synthetic Grass Safe? Author: Grant Jones, MD Synthetic playing surfaces were initially developed in the 1960’s with the reported advantages over natural surfaces of being a durable, versatile surface, less affected by weather conditions, allowing multi-sport use, having easier maintenance, and being more cost-effective. However, the early generation of synthetic grass did…

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Keep Your Child In the Game – Don’t Forget the Pre-participation Physical

Keep Your Child In the Game – Don’t Forget the Pre-participation Physical by Seth L. Sherman, MD, Joseph Rund, BS, Daniel Deasis, MD Sports participation continues to grow at all levels of competition. For example, high school sports have increased for the 28th straight year, with close to eight million athletes competing; an 8.5% increase in…

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Work Up the Distance Gradually to Prevent Cross Country Injuries

Work Up the Distance Gradually to Prevent Cross Country Injuries by C. David Geier, Jr., MD As we enter fall, hundreds of thousands of runners will start their cross country seasons for their high school teams. In the 2012-2013 school year, cross country was the fourth most popular boys’ sport and sixth most popular girls’ sport,…

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