Concussions in Soccer

Sports-related concussions, especially concussions in soccer, have become a significant public health concern in the United States, with more attention being directed towards youth sports and in particular, potential prevention measures. This attention is warranted, as youth athletes between ages 5 and 18 account for 65% of all sport- and recreation related head injuries in U.S….

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Pregnancy Pain

Pregnancy pain is inevitable.  50% of pregnant women suffer from some form of pain during pregnancy. 8% suffer from severe pain which affects their quality of life. The pain is first experienced in the first trimester. Most women recover from pregnancy pain in 6 months. However, in some women, pain lingers for a longer period…

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Physical Therapy Therapies for Life

Physical Therapy helps Your Body Heal An injury requires immediate attention and our physical therapy therapies provide extensive expertise combined with advanced technology. Depending upon the injury, heat and cold therapies may be employed and used in combination with other methods, all of which are designed to ease pain, maintain mobility and rehabilitate.  Therapies can…

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Athletes, Injuries and the Solution

Sport Injuries Need Physical Therapy Strains, sprains, pulled muscles and even fractures are just some of the possible sports injuries that can befall recreational, amateur and professional athletes. The injuries are often more severe than those sustained at home or work, requiring multiple physical therapies and rehabilitation techniques to restore full functionality to the affected…

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month! This is a very significant focus for Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services (STARS). STARS has been awarded an accreditation for our Brain Injury program for both adults, adolescents, and children by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF accreditation is the public seal of trust and commitment to…

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Bell’s Palsy – A Physical Therapist’s Perspective

Bell’s palsy affects a nerve called the facial nerve , also called the cranial nerve VII, resulting in muscle weakness on one side of the face. The nerve covers almost all the muscles of the face, including the eyes, the mouth, the forehead, and the back of the head (Occiput). It was named after the…

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Shin Splints  – A Physical Therapist’s Perspective

“Shin splints” is a vague term, used to refer to pain in the lower part of the shin bone. It is vague because pain on the shin can mean pain on the outside of the leg, inside of the leg, pain from a stress fracture,  or pain from compartment syndrome. The medical term for shin…

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Plantar Fasciitis: A Physical Therapist Perspective

Plantar fasciitis is a degenerative process of the plantar fascia, resulting from repeated trauma at its origin, on the heel bone. It is estimated that plantar fasciitis affects approximately 2 million people annually. Plantar fasciitis accounts for 8 to 15% of all foot pain. 76% is connected to running. It is also common in patient…

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Anterior ankle impingement syndrome

Anterior ankle impingement is a condition in which pain is experienced in the front of the ankle during ankle motion, squat, sprint, stair climb or hill climb. In people with ankle sprains, 20-40% have chronic ankle pain and of these patients one third has anterior ankle impingement pain. It is frequently seen in soccer, football,…

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Cuboid Syndrome

Cuboid syndrome is a condition where the bone on the outer side of the foot is displaced due to either overuse or a sprain ankle. It is a common injury in athletes and ballet dancers. It represents 4% in all foot injuries and presents in 7% of patients who have sprained their ankles. It is…

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