Common Dancer Injuries

Like many sports, in order to be a successful dancer, it requires flexibility, strength and stamina. Dancing is demanding and time consuming, and leaves no room for injury. However, dancing for hours on end, with only a few hours of rest and sleep in between offers minimal time to relax and rehabilitate sore or tight…

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Therapy for Treatment of Ganglion Cyst

Do you have a bump on the wrist your physician called a ganglion cyst? These soft-tissue fluid-filled lumps are usually harmless, generally painless and often go away on their own. However, some can become painful and will need to be drained or surgically removed. Once the ganglion has reduced in size, STARS therapists can aid…

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Healing a Broken Fibula Through Walking and Physical Therapy

A broken fibula may be very painful, but sitting on the couch and letting it heal on its own is probably not the best approach. While your fibula—the long, thin outside bone of your lower leg—is healing, you should stay mobile through the use of a walking boot and physical therapy. Although the fibula is…

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National Headache Awareness Week

The first week of June is National Headache Awareness Week and while headaches may not necessarily be an expected topic at a rehabilitation office, STARS’ Physical Therapists offer numerous strategies to combatting the nuisance that headaches are. Different things such as sitting at a desk all day with your shoulders hunched, or standing on your…

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National Cancer Survivors Day (June 3)

Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer or they themselves have been diagnosed with it. According to the National Cancer Institute, in the year 2016 alone, “there were an estimated 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States.” On June third, we recognize and celebrate all of those who have survived cancer….

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Capitol Classic Children’s Race

June 1, 2019 | Downtown Boise The Saint Alphonsus Capitol Classic Race is open to kids ages 6 to 14, of ALL abilities. The one-mile course starts at the Historic Boise Train Depot and ends at the State Capitol with a Finish Fair in Capitol Park. Check out the STARS Pediatric adaptive course that starts…

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June is Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month and STARS can provide you with information and treatments for it! First there are a few things about pelvic health. The pelvic floor is made up of muscles that work together to perform optimal bladder, bowel and sexual function. When the muscles are unable to perform cohesively, either after prostate…

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Stroke Recovery With Physical Therapy

A Stroke occurs when a clot blocks blood flow to an area of the brain, resulting in death of brain cells and damage to the brain. This can result in a variety of symptoms. These can range from weakness and altered sensation to paralysis and complete loss of sensation. While traditional medicine helps in the…

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Physical Therapy in Sports Injuries

Injuries tend to occur in sporting activities. High level athletes in particular, are prone to injuries due to the excessive wear and tear associated with the demands of competitive sports. The right exercise program to maintain strength, flexibility and stability can help athletes recover quickly after an injury, empowering them to resume athletic activities. Sports…

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Don’t Ignore Your Pain Symptoms – It Could be a Stress Fracture

Pain is the body’s way of trying to tell us something. It’s a protective sign. Bone and the coverings on the outside of bone have lots of nerve endings capable of signaling problems. Like other tissues in our bodies, bone is constantly undergoing a re-model. It responds to physical stress by reinforcing its’ underlying structure allowing…

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