Female Athletes and the Issue No One Wants to Discuss

December 21st, 2017

It’s not uncommon to hear of athletes seeking physical therapy for musculoskeletal injuries of all parts of the body. Yet, there is a common issue in female athletes that largely remains unspoken and untreated- stress urinary incontinence. According to the Mayo Clinic, stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is the unintentional loss of urine that is prompted

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The Competitive World of Dance and the Mistakes you Need to Avoid

December 6th, 2017

Dancing is your passion. We get it. But we also know that within the exquisite world of dance is an environment of tough competition. So you have to function at your absolute best, every single day, whether you’re performing on stage at opening night or strutting your stuff at an open audition. We want to address the

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My Insurance Benefits Reset on December 31st, What Should I Do Before Then?

November 15th, 2017

The end of the year might bring out a lively energy in you OR that feeling of exhaustion. As you prepare for the holidays, there is one thing we can all agree on: this time of the year always comes out of nowhere and we never feel fully prepared for it. With that “out of nowhere

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Preventing and Treating Injuries in Ice Skaters

November 8th, 2017

Ice skaters suffer from both repetitive stress injuries and traumatic injuries, however, about half of all ice skating injuries are due to repetitive stress, and thus preventable. Repetitive stress injuries in ice skaters are largely due to the impact, or ground reaction forces, generated during the landing phase of jumping. This force is transmitted throughout

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How you can Help Reduce your Risk of Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Treatment

November 1st, 2017

The lymphatic system is an amazing network of vessels within your body that helps filter blood while fighting off disease and infection. After a breast cancer diagnosis, treatment will often involve radiation to areas containing lymph nodes or even surgical removal of lymph nodes to prevent the spread of cancer to other areas of the

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Pillow Power!

October 25th, 2017

We spend, on average, one-third of our lives sleeping.  With so much of our time spent in bed, it is critical to maintaining good posture for these 8 hours every night to promote a both a good night’s rest and to decrease the chance of physical injury from chronic poor positioning.  In this, pillows can

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Exercise and Breast Cancer: Will Weight Training Exacerbate my Lymphedema?

October 18th, 2017

During and after breast cancer treatment, many patients are at risk of developing lymphedema, or tissue swelling, within their upper quadrant. A diagnosis of lymphedema, likely due to a disruption in the lymphatic system from surgery or radiation, may cause patients to be hesitant about using or moving the involved limb. There are plenty of

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Avoiding the Post – Marathon Blues!

October 11th, 2017

Congratulations! You did it! 26.2 miles is nothing to be brushed off, be sure to celebrate your success! But after the celebrations, it is not uncommon to hit the Post Marathon Blues. A feeling of whole body soreness, stiffness, and the unanswered question of, “What now?” Check out these helpful hints to avoid the Post

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