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By Nicole Mallory, PT, DPT, MS, ATC, CSCS, Sports Resident, Birmingham Grandview Center Golf is one of America’s most popular sports, played year-round by millions of people. But its repetitive nature lends itself to the risk of overuse injuries, most commonly involving the back, shoulders and elbows. Overuse injuries often are associated with soft tissues […]

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By Elizabeth Williams, PT, DPT, Wilmington OH Center Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that is most common in younger years, prior to puberty. Scoliosis can present differently in patients depending on factors including a person’s age, growth and strength of musculature surrounding the spine. Most cases of scoliosis can be very mild, but […]

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By Stephanie Bingham, MS, LAT, ATC Ice is a great form of cold therapy to help with the symptoms that can come from bumps and bruises. Applying ice to an injury can help to decrease pain and inflammation in a localized area, helping to speed recovery. Ice packs are a great way to apply ice […]

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By: Kelley Zimbelman PT, DPT, Claremore, OK Center Summer is a common time for people to start getting back into shape. Because it is a high calorie burner, running is a popular exercise option. Unfortunately, discomfort and injuries can lead new participants to give up on running prematurely. To help decrease the odds of getting injured, […]

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By: Marla Ranieri PT, DPT, OCS, Flanders, NJ Center Your child is passionate about a sport. He or she trains long hours and dreams of making the varsity team, earning a college scholarship or even making the Olympics or a professional team. But don’t discount how big a role personal health plays in an athlete’s […]

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By Shelby Troyer, PT, DPT, MS Full-time PT and Sports Resident If you have a teenage daughter, perhaps she or one of her peers has suffered a dreaded anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. It’s an injury that strikes many young female athletes, often taking them out of their beloved sports for 8 to 12 months […]

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