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The Tendonitis Guide Jan 29th, 2019

TREATING THE PAINFUL TENDON                   Tendon-related pain is a very common condition seen in Physical Therapy clinics and gyms across the globe. There are also several different types of tendon pathologies, including tendinitis (acute inflammatory reaction within a tendon), tendinosis (chronic structural weakening of a tendon), and tenosynovitis (irritation...

Compartment Syndrome Jan 22nd, 2019

COMPARTMENT SYNDROME                   Compartment syndrome is a condition in which the pressure within a limb increases and compresses nerves, blood vessels, and muscles. The ischemia to these tissues can result in pain, feelings of limb tightness, swelling, and paresthesias such numbness and tingling. This condition most commonly occurs in...

Does Running Increase Your Risk of Knee Arthritis? Jan 16th, 2019

DOES RUNNING INCREASE YOUR RISK OF DEVELOPING KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS?   One of the most common questions that Physical Therapists get asked is whether running will increase your risk of developing knee osteoarthritis (OA). In the past, many healthcare practitioners told their patients that running would wear down the cartilage of...

You Are Not Your MRI Report! Jan 7th, 2019

YOU ARE NOT YOUR MRI                   The advent of advanced imaging has done wonders for modern medicine. We are now able to take a detailed look inside of the body and see a huge variety of medical conditions, including fractures, tumors, spinal cord compression, arterial dysfunction, basically if you...

Flexibility VS Mobility Dec 14th, 2018

FLEXIBILITY VS MOBILITY                   Flexibility and mobility, while often used interchangeably, are actually not the same thing. Flexibility is defined as the body’s ability to achieve a certain position, and usually involves outside forces that move the body part into that position (i.e. using straps, having a partner push...