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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Keep Kicking to Prevent Hip Soccer Injuries

Soccer is a physical sport that places significant demand on the athlete’s hips and lower extremities. Studies have shown that hip and groin injuries are one of the most common injuries in soccer. Many of these are non-contact injuries and often occur with cutting, pivoting and sudden changes in direction. Despite their frequency, the vast…

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Paddle Your Way Across the Lake Safely

The popularity of stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), which originated in Hawaii, is growing at an impressive rate. Participation has increased from 1.1 million in 2010 to 2.8 million in 2014 in just the United States.1 A cross between paddle-based sports and surfing, SUP has joined the ranks as a fun and family-friendly sport for anyone…

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Balance and Training for Ankle Sprains

The ankle is the most common site of sprains in the human body. An ankle sprain can happen to anybody at a time when you least expect it. Normally, it occurs after a sudden unnatural twisting of the foot which can tear the ligaments of the ankle. An ankle injury affects every aspect of your…

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Living with Osteoporosis and Bone Strengthening Protocol

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the amount of calcium and minerals in the bone decreases, leading to a reduction in bone density. As a result, bones become fragile and prone to fractures. A fracture can occur from a minor fall or simple actions like sneezing or bumping into furniture. Treatment involves calcium supplements and…

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The Importance of Physical Therapy on Women’s Health: All You Need To Know

Ever since the #1 New York Times bestseller entitled “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” by John Gray was published, more and more people have asked the question “What makes men and women so different?”. Gray’s use of analogies and metaphors to highlight key differences between genders has made the book a modern classic….

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