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By Scott Dunham, PT, Richmond, KY Center Age, gender, training methods and sleep patterns influence sports performance and risk of injury. However, nutrition often is an overlooked factor. Research shows that with proper nutrition, an athlete can minimize injury risk despite the other external factors. However, a recent study of athletes and training professionals found them to […]

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By Andrew Ryan, DPT, 2018 OCS Resident, Salem, OH Center Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Low back pain is the most common form, affecting up to 40 percent of Americans. Other common MSK-related pain manifests in necks, knees and jaws specifically or as widespread body aches. It hurts plenty of […]

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CHOOSE PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR SAFE PAIN MANAGEMENT No one wants to live in pain. But no one should put their health at risk in an effort to be pain free. Since 1999, Americans have increasingly been prescribed opioids- painkillers like Vicodin, OxyContin, Opana, and methadone, and combination drugs like Percocet. In some situations prescription opioids […]

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By Kelsey K Harm PT, DPT, Lexington, KY Center In this technological age, we have infinite amounts of information at our finger tips and can speak face-to-face with a loved one on the other side of the world. These advancements can make life more efficient, but they also can increase the risk of injury as the […]

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By Landon Wahl, DPT, Dillsburg Center If you’ve ever awakened with a kink in your neck and found it difficult to look from one side to the other, then you may have experienced torticollis. It’s a medical condition mostly associated with the pediatric population: the infant is born and their neck is held to one side […]

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By Nadia Jones, DPT, SCS resident, Tuscaloosa (University of Alabama Rec Center) CrossFit is a fitness routine consisting of a variety of functional movements, including power lifting, gymnastic-like movements, cardio training and plyometrics (jump training). The cornerstone of CrossFit is the workout of the day, or WOD, which varies to put participants on the path to […]

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