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Better sleep. Better health.

Getting a solid eight hours of sleep is seen as the gold standard of what is considered getting a good night’s rest. What is so magical about eight hours and what truly happens while we are asleep? What are the stages of sleep? Our sleep cycle can be categorized into two phases rapid eye movement

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Why it is more than just knee pain

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or PFPS as it is commonly known, is a fancy way of saying that there is pain in and around the patella (kneecap) caused by the muscles around the femur (your quads or hip flexors). Most often, this is either due to abnormal patella (kneecap) tracking, weak abductors & external rotators, lower

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The athletic therapy approach to treating osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and it affects many people. It can be defined as the deterioration of the protective cartilage in between the bones, and the most common areas it affects are the hip and knee, although it can affect any area of the body as well. Patients who experience osteoarthritis

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Athletic therapy: Keeping industrial athletes fit for work

Typically, after the initial question of, “what is an Athletic Therapist?” the next question I get is if a person needs to be an athlete to see us. People seem to forget that athletes aren’t just built in the gym or on the playing field. When I was in school for Athletic Therapy, I was

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