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Hiking Poles and Physical Therapy

Hiking Poles and Physical Therapy

by Adrian Masoni, PT, DPT With many active hikers in the area, a common question posed in physical therapy is the effectiveness and benefits of using hiking poles or trekking poles on the trail. These questions are posed by those who are experiencing lower extremity pain and wish to return to the trail as soon

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Let’s Build our Children UP, not wear them DOWN

Let’s Build our Children UP, not wear them DOWN

Let’s Build our Children UP, not wear them DOWN Too often we see adolescent athletes after they have suffered a season ending injury.  Let’s be proactive on adolescent sports injury prevention.  Let’s build our children up , not wear them out. At BreakThrough, we partner with you, your child and their medical doctor as...

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PATELLAR TENDINOPATHY

PATELLAR TENDINOPATHY

by Jonathan V. Luu September, 2012 Athletes who train and compete at all levels, from recreational to elite, are affected by injuries from time to time, and one of the most pervasive conditions across the spectrum of physical activity is knee pain or Patellar Tendinopathy. Athletes participating in sports such as basketball, volleyball...

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Proper Lifting Mechanics for the Low Back

Proper Lifting Mechanics for the Low Back

Lower Back Pain – Proper Lifting Mechanics for the Low Back With lower back pain ranked as the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45 years of age and accounting for 600,000 cases of disability per year in the United States work force according to the NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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Returning to golf following knee surgery

Returning to golf following knee surgery

Returning to golf following knee surgery Returning to golf following a knee surgery can be a challenging yet rewarding endeavor. Golf places extremely high levels of dynamic forces on the tissues surrounding the knee. A safe return to the sport relies on complete control of these forces. Proper rehabilitation includes physical therapy to...

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RETURNING TO SPORT AFTER A KNEE INJURY

RETURNING TO SPORT AFTER A KNEE INJURY

by Jason Yuag, PT, DPT Recovering from a knee injury can be a long process, whether it’s a minor sprain or a major knee surgery. There are certain steps you need to take to make sure you recover properly especially if you want to return to a specific activity or sport. Whether you are in

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Shoulder Impingement in Surfers

Shoulder Impingement in Surfers

With autumn fast approaching, it’s hard not to think about just grabbing your surfboard and heading to the beach to catch a few more of those sweet, summer waves. The thrill of paddling your hardest, pushing up, and successfully becoming one with the force of the ocean is an incomparable thrill, and as a result,

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