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AEROBIC EXERCISE

AEROBIC EXERCISE

by Vicky Mai, PT, DPT Aerobic Exercise: What is it and who does it benefit? Aerobic exercise is a continuous activity, maintained for a prolonged period of time. Such activities may include but are not limited to: jogging, walking, swimming or cycling. Having good aerobic fitness means that the body is able to efficiently deliver

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AQUATIC PHYSICAL THERAPY BENEFITS

by Daniel Kao, PT, DPT What is aqua therapy? There is a common misconception that aqua therapy is primarily swimming with benefits being due to un-weighted joints. Both of those are true, however aquatic therapy is not limited to those two points. Exercises can be done in numerous positions and can be used to focus

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Body Mass Index (BMI) and Patellar Tendinopathy in Badminton Players

Body Mass Index (BMI) and Patellar Tendinopathy in Badminton Players

Badminton is one of the most popular and widely played sports in the world and is continuing to attract more athletes every year. As a racket sport, it isn’t surprising that over-shoulder shots account for 30% of the motions during matches.1 However, several studies have shown that a larger percentage of injuries from badminton occur

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT RUNNING SHOE

by Barry Gordon, PT, DPT How much arch support do I need?  Do I need cushioning? Is a minimalist shoe right for me? What else should I look for in a shoe? These are common questions that many individuals are plagued with when faced with the task of purchasing a new walking or running shoe.

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Choosing the right running shoe

Choosing the right running shoe

How much arch support do I need?  Do I need cushioning? Is a minimalist shoe right for me? What else should I look for in a shoe? These are common questions that many individuals are plagued with when faced with the task of purchasing a new walking or running shoe. Choosing the right shoe to

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COMMON LOWER EXTREMITY INJURIES IN THE RUNNING ATHLETE

by Irina Stiasny, PT, DPT October, 2013 Running is one of the most widespread activities during which overuse injuries of the lower extremities occur. Studies estimated 27% to 70% of recreational and competitive distance runners sustain an overuse injury during a 1 year period. According to research by R N van Gent1, injury incidence in...

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Common Rock Climbing Injuries

Common Rock Climbing Injuries

by Jennifer Truong April, 2013 Contrary to popular belief, rock climbing is a sport that involves more than just upper body strength. As any individual who has tried climbing knows, the sport also involves precise balance and flexibility, as well as considerable core and leg strength and endurance. Consequently, while most injuries...

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