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I’m Not Injured. Do I Need Physical Therapy?

Most people don’t think of seeing a physical therapist as part of their overall wellness and health. Moreover, most people think of physical therapy as injury or surgery rehabilitation or for athletes. However, physical therapy offers more benefits than simply injury rehabilitation. In fact, it may be so beneficial outside of injuries that you may […]

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Winter Training: 4 Ways To Adapt Your Training

Winter brings many wonderful things, from new cross-training opportunities to the start of many sports. Whether you’re a winter sports person or it’s now the off-season for you, winter training can bring with it a whole set of challenges. In order to avoid injury, these challenges need to be taken into account. From slipping on […]

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How To Shovel Snow To Avoid Pain And Soreness

There’s much to look forward to during the winter. The snow makes everything seem beautiful. There are skiing and snowboarding, along with building snowmen and running in the peaceful scenery. However, despite all the magic that snow can bring, it can also bring a nightmare. Car accidents go up during this time as road conditions […]

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Girls At Higher Risk For Overuse Injuries

Recently, researchers found that girls were at a higher risk for overuse injuries than boys, especially in track and field, field hockey, and lacrosse. The study was conducted in 2015, but it has only increased for girls, especially when it comes to knee injuries. In their study, researchers found that overuse injuries represented 13% of […]

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4 Ways To Reduce Your Risk Of Back Pain

Every year, millions of Americans go to the doctor because of back pain. From sciatica to slipped disks to spasms, back pain sufferers use prescription opioids, physical therapy, and even surgery to beat it. However, the best way to deal with pain is to avoid it or to reduce your risk of it. Although there […]

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Post-Concussion Return To Play Guidelines

Concussions are serious injuries that no athlete, coach, sports official, or parent should take lightly. Not only can it cause short-term problems, but if it’s left untreated or mistreated, it can lead to long-lasting and irreversible damage. On the recommendations of national research, doctors, sports medicine professionals, and concussion experts, the MSHSL Sports Medicine Advisory […]

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When To Choose Your Physical Therapist Over Your Doctor

When something is wrong with your health, the typical first thought is to make an appointment with your primary care doctor. Although there is nothing with heading to your regular doctor first, there are some things that are better handled by specialists. These specialists are not people you need a doctor’s recommendation to see. Rather, […]

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: What Is It?

Pelvic floor dysfunction affects one out of every five people in America, according to medical reports. Across the world, however, it affects about 25% of women between the ages of 30-70 – being a condition that doesn’t just affect the elderly, as many people believe. It’s uncomfortable and can even lead to embarrassment if not […]

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