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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Free Incontinence Seminar

Do you find yourself running to the bathroom or closing your legs as you sneeze? Trust us, you are not alone. Saint Alphonsus physicians and STARS Physical Therapist, Julie Dunn are specialists that can offer solutions for incontinence and pelvic floor weakness. Our goal is to help facilitate return of normal bladder control and teach…

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Happy New Years!

We always start January with the best of intentions–this is the year I will lose weight, eat healthier, find that work/life balance and finally travel more— but it’s always easier said than done. While a lot of people who make New Year’s resolutions do break them, research shows that making resolutions is useful. People who…

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Winter Paralympic Athletes Challenged with Injuries Too

The first Winter Paralympic Games took place in Sweden in 1976, and 53 athletes participated in two sports. The Games have grown exponentially since then with more than 670 athletes participating in 80 events across six sports in the most recent PyeongChang Paralympics in 2018. This growth can be attributed to several factors, including the…

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Tips for Better Sleep and Recovery

If you want to improve your athletic performance, proper rest and recovery are critical. In some ways, they are even more important that your training. Getting better sleep is an important component of rest and recovery. Entire books have been written on sleep and how to improve your sleep. There are some easy steps you can…

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Know Your Limits on the Slopes to Stay Safe

Skiing and snowboarding are popular, yet dangerous recreational winter sports. The large number of participants come with a wide range of age and skill levels which result in a variety of types of injuries. Beginners are more likely to sustain injuries than advanced level participants. For example a beginner snowboarder is more likely to have…

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Dynamic Stretching for Your Winter Run

Dynamic Stretching for Your Winter Run As we head into the New Year health and fitness are at the top of many people’s minds. With Winter just under way temperatures are only going to get colder and for many runners and people looking to get exercise the weather does not keep them from running or…

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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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