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Does My SLAP Tear Need Surgery?

Do you have shoulder pain? Do you notice instability or difficulty with reaching and lifting your arm? Have you experienced clicking or catching in the shoulder when swimming or hitting a tennis ball? If you play overhead sports or perform repetitive lifting activities, you may notice deep, aching, or sharp shoulder pain that even radiates […]

Spondylolisthesis: An Unknown Cause of Back Pain and How To Treat It

Have you ever woken up in the morning with back pain or stiffness?  Have you ever had to sit down after standing or walking for extended periods due to back pain or numbness and tingling down your legs?  These are common signs and symptoms that can be associated with arthritis or stenosis of the lumbar […]

Why Do I Keep Spraining My Ankle?

Ankle sprains are extremely common injuries, especially among agility athletes and hikers. Almost everyone experiences one, but is it normal to experience ankle sprains frequently? No! Recurring ankle sprains are not normal and can be prevented. Ankle sprains that occur frequently are signs of something else: Chronic ankle instability (CAI). This means that the structural […]

Treating a Hip Labral Tear with Physical Therapy

Have you been told that you have a labral tear in your hip?  Let’s learn about what a hip labral tear means for you, and how physical therapy treatment can address this injury with or without surgery.  It is important to understand the type of limitations associated so that you know what to expect. Luckily, […]

Physical Therapy for Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)

Have you ever felt a “pinch” in the front of your hip when you squat?  Maybe you were trying to put on your shoes and the hip felt “stuck” or “locked”.  Locking, pinching, or stiffness felt in the groin or hip can sometimes be due to a lack of space in the joint. One common […]

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Best Way to Prevent Ankle Sprains When Hiking

Hiking trails can be risky but rewarding. Some of the best vista points require traversing steep and rocky trails! But, every hiker’s worst nightmare is an injury on those types of trails. One of the most common injuries on the trail is an ankle sprain, which is why many people opt to wear high-top hiking […]

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What’s Next After Physical Therapy?

You’ve rehabilitated your injury, but you’re not done yet. You’re just entering a new phase: maintaining progress and getting back to your life. What does this look like for you? Generally, you want to make sure you’re incorporating what you’ve learned in physical therapy into your daily life. More often than not, that includes staying […]

Can an ACL Tear Heal on Its Own?

ACL tears are very common, especially among athletes and highly active individuals. They’re so common that they are highly researched… but despite the research, they’re still not fully understood. Read more about ACL tears, protocol, and general rehabilitation. For years, the first line of treatment for ACL tears has been surgery in the form of […]

ACL Rehab Protocol, Timeline, and Expectations

ACL rehab can be challenging. You’ll be working toward recovery for months. But, with physical therapy and enough dedication, you can emerge stronger. Not only will you heal, but you will also drastically improve your movement mechanics to prevent future injury. For best outcomes, you have to understand your injury. Keep reading to learn about […]

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Pinched Nerve in the Neck? Start Treating with 2 Exercises.

Have you ever woken up with a stiff neck which resulted in difficulty looking over your shoulder throughout the day, like while driving?  Have you ever gone to grab your coffee cup in the morning and dropped it because your hand felt weak?  Have you ever woken up with a feeling of pins and needles […]

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