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I recently was visiting family and my cousin’s child, had broken a growth plate in her toe. She had been prescribed a “walking boot” and was advised to limit her amount of stairs and walking. This is typical for any type of foot, toe, bone, tendon, ligament and muscle injury to the lower extremity, however, what seems to be overlooked is general walking around the house or what we would consider activities of daily living. I have rarely, if ever, had a current patient, let alo...
Posted on 2018-12-19
Ankle sprains are a very common injury, yet avoidable, affecting both sedentary individuals and athletes. Ankle sprains tend to affect the lateral (outer) ligaments most, due to the mechanism of injury often tends to be an inward rolling of the ankle. Many individuals under-estimate the importance of the appropriate rehab for lateral ankle sprains, but acute ankle sprains that aren’t dealt with properly are the major risk factor for re-injury and developing chronic ankle instability. In a...
Posted on 2018-07-23
Why do Ergonomic Assessments fail? The implementation of sound office ergonomic programs have been rising over the past decade with the increase in desk jobs, mobile device use and reliable technology and infrastructure. Properly designed office workstations help employees avoid fatigue and discomfort and promote employee productivity! However, if the strategy of addressing office ergonomics is to reduce and eliminate risk factors that contribute to injuries and poor work performance, the...
Posted on 2018-04-25
Benching is one of the core components of a weight-lifting program but it can also be a common source of shoulder pain.  Here are some tips on managing this! Don’t forget about the warm-up. New to warming up before your workout? Check out our previous blog post to guide you through a proper warm-up.  4 Take Home Lessons to Perform Better: 1) Improve your thoracic extension - A lack of extension in the spine can result in a chain of events that causes a pi...
Posted on 2018-03-29
Squash is a game that requires not only physical stamina but strong eyes - peripheral vision, awareness and depth perception. It can be one of the best sports in terms of calories burned per hour. I also love that it can be played all year round! You can play for fun, join a club to play more competitively, play with friends, family or your significant other.  An important lesson to learn for all squash squash players is to warm up your muscles first. Muscles stretch a lot better when...
Posted on 2018-03-14
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