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How To Treat A Hamstring Injury With Physical Therapy. A hamstring injury typically refers to either a strain or a tear of connective tissue in the thigh region. The symptoms of a hamstring injury include, but are not limited to: Difficulty straightening the knee without pain Difficulty walking quickly or taking big steps Pain while climbing the stairs or running The sudden onset of a sharp pain in the back of the thigh, near the buttocks, or behind the knee The pain may be mild, moder...
Posted on 2020-01-31
Treating Knee Osteoarthritis with Physical Therapy. Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition that may develop due to damaged cartilage in the joints. It is the most common form of arthritis. Additional types of arthritis can lead to damage of the internal organs, but osteoarthritis only affects the joints in the body. Adults who are 60 years of age or older are most susceptible to this condition. The presence of osteoarthritis in younger individuals is usually linked to a joint injury. Previous in...
Posted on 2019-12-31
. Finding the Proper Stretch: 5 Ways to Get a Proper Warm Up to Avoid Injury. Engaging in regular exercise is one of the keys to achieving optimal health and longevity, but unnecessary injuries can disrupt an exercise regimen or cause an individual to completely stop performing a certain type of exercise due to chronic discomfort. Although injuries cannot always be prevented, individuals can protect themselves by stretching and warming up the muscles before exercising. This process increases b...
Posted on 2019-11-30
Movement Vital Signs??? Most people think of heart rate or blood pressure when they think of vital signs. It is common to use numbers to quantify health and risk of disease. The American Heart Association encourages people to "know their numbers" referring to blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and weight. However, research is now showing the importance of moving properly for health. Let's take a look at some of the numbers you can use to quantify your movement health: they are ...
Posted on 2019-11-27
. Five Most Challenging Sports and Their Long-Term Impact on Our Bodies. Five sports that currently have a high ranking in terms of being among the most challenging include: boxing, competitive gymnastics, wrestling, competitive swimming, and ice hockey. These sports offer competitors the thrill of demonstrating their strength, skills, and agility, but they are also physically demanding and may lead to injuries that can have a long-term impact on the body. Let’s take a closer look at how...
Posted on 2019-10-31
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