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Make Sure Your Warm-Up Has These 3 Things mobility performance running Dec 28, 2020
It is pretty well accepted that warming up helps athletes play better and reduce their risk of injuries. However, not every warm-up is created equally. How long should the warm-up be? What should be included in the warm-up to make it more effective?
 
Every warm-up should last 10-20...
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Frozen Shoulder: PT vs. Manipulation Under Anesthesia vs. Arthroscopic Capsular Release mobility physical therapy Dec 21, 2020
Adhesive capsulitis aka “frozen shoulder” is a relatively common shoulder issue that tends to have poor outcomes in the medical field. The capsule of the shoulder joint becomes inflamed, then scarred and contracted, causing pain, stiffness, and loss of function. The treatments that...
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Get Physical Therapy First for Musculoskeletal Pain physical therapy Dec 14, 2020
"Direct access to physical therapy is more cost-effective in fewer visits than physician-first access in the United States, with greater functional improvement." (Hon 2020)
 
Musculoskeletal pain is typically not a medical problem. It is a consequence of lifestyle behaviors,...
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3 Tips to Overcome Injuries performance physical therapy running Dec 07, 2020
Injuries are inevitable. We do our best to prevent them, but at some point the body breaks down. I don’t know a single person that has gone through life without an injury. I don’t know any athletes that have gone through life without multiple injuries.
 
This doesn’t...
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Which Exercises Activate the Gluteus Maximus the Most? performance physical therapy Nov 30, 2020
There are many glute exercises out there. Some are traditional exercises that have been done for years, some are modernized or modified versions of exercises, and others are just gimmicky. So many glute exercises…but which ones should you do?
 
Let me start off with the obvious...
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Surgery vs. Conservative Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Syndrome physical therapy Nov 23, 2020
Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Syndrome is where the bones of the hip become irregular and punch. It could be from bony overgrowth on the femoral head (ball) or the acetabulum (socket). There are also many cases of mixed (both). This is typically diagnosed by X-ray, CT scan, or MRI. There...
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Changing the Health Mindset performance physical therapy Nov 16, 2020
For too long, the mindset of health has been to treat illness and disease. While that is necessary, I believe we can do better!
 
Why do we wait until someone is sick to worry about their health? Why is so much money spent on healthcare to treat conditions, but almost none spent to...
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The Difference Between Mobility and Flexibility mobility performance physical therapy Nov 09, 2020
A lot of people think mobility and flexibility are the same thing, but that’s not quite accurate. Mobility refers to moving actively through a range of motion. Flexibility refers to passively lengthening through a range of motion. Flexibility is one piece of the mobility puzzle.
 
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Exercising as a Family: Lead by Example performance Nov 02, 2020
Spending quality time with your family is important, but we don’t often think to spend that time exercising. Usually, it’s game night, movie night, or a nice big dinner. The benefits of exercise are well established, but I want to talk about the psychology of introducing fun...
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5 Ways to Prepare Athletes for the Demands of Competition performance running Oct 26, 2020
Athletes need to be prepared for the demands of their sports in order to perform well and to perform safely. One common mistake with training for sport competitions is not having a systemized approach. You need to know where you are physically, where you need to be physically, and how much time...
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