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Tips from an Athletic Therapist: Staying active while you age

As it is in most cases, athletic therapy is not often thought of at the top of the list of healthcare practitioners when dealing with the senior population. However, just as we as a profession can demonstrate to the general public that our knowledge and skillset can help people with their day to day lives, so

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5 ways to prevent the winter blues from causing you pain

Weather got you down? Do your joints feel worse during the winter months? You are not alone! It is common to feel more physical discomfort during the colder weather but that does not mean you have to wait until spring rolls around to get some relief. Here are 5 tips to help you decrease discomfort

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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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examination of knee pain

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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Osteoarthritis knee pain

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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