Knee Dislocations: Current Concepts — Sports Medicine Education Series

Knee Dislocations: Current Concepts Tuesday, June 26 2018 7:00am – 8:00am   Free to attend, registration required. Number of contact hours: 1 CEU hours will be offered. (This course is approved by the BOC)   Educational Objectives: 1) Review important points of initial evaluation. 2) Understand treatment options and timing of surgery. 3) Discuss rehabilitation…

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Can physical therapy help with shin splints?

The shinbone or the tibia is the front surface of the lower leg. This part of the body is under constant stress and strain when we walk, jump and run. An overuse injury happens when a certain threshold of tolerance is crossed. This is a condition called shin splints. Intense pain occurs on the front,…

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Strengthen the knee with physical therapy

Knee and foot injuries are common for people of all ages. They tend to occur during day-to-day activities such as walking, climbing stairs and running. In most cases, people tend to ignore the pain and just ‘carry on’, leading to more injury and pain. Rest and medication help reduce pain. However, the residual effects of…

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Danger of Trampoline Parks

Trampolines have evolved over two decades. They are used to help practice gymnastics, tumbling, and cheerleading moves, and are often found in backyards across America. They have even found their way into the Olympics, becoming an official event at the 2000 Sydney games. Recently, trampoline parks have opened in many cities. These parks offer a…

Posted by Rebecca Thompson in PT eDigest

Can We Get Stronger as We Age?

The answer to that question is—absolutely! After age 40 or so, we all begin to lose muscle strength and bone density, and our hormone production slows. While these factors can contribute to a general decrease in vitality, weight training can increase your strength—and give you other benefits—no matter how old or weak you are when…

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Give Your Broken Fibula the Boot

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. Although the fibula is considered a weight-bearing…

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