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Common Gamer Injuries & Treatment Options

Posted on by Louis Fabicon, OT, CHT

Hai Lam. Paul “sOAZ” Boyer. Clinton Loomis. While these names do not have the same mass recognition as popular athletes like Lebron James, Drew Brees, or even Mitch Trubisky, they certainly are recognized as the best in their sport. Not just any sport, but “esports,” if you will. Their offensive weapons aren’t balls, bats or sticks, but rather keyboards, headsets and hand-held controllers. Instead of defeating their opponent on an athletic field, their fields of play lie in the digital battlefields of games such as Defense of the Ancients (DOTA), League of Legends and Warcraft 3. These men were once at the height of their game. Veritable legends. Unfortunately their ascent into gaming immortality was cut short by upper extremity (UE) injuries from overuse and improper ergonomics.

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Simple, Safe & Smart: Snow Removal Tips

Posted on by Margaret Moraw, OTR/L, CHT

Big beautiful white flakes are coating the crab apple tree outside the bay window. It is such a beautiful way to start a Saturday morning while sipping coffee. The beauty of the snow is mesmerizing, but then reality hits. There are groceries to be bought, sporting events to compete in and a birthday party to attend. That means this beautiful, mesmerizing snow is soon going to be the bane of a home dwellers existence.

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Gymnast Wrist: Risk Factors, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Gymnastics is a unique sport in that the athletes spend a large amount of time on their hands. Handstands, tumbling and bars all require the athlete to place their full body weight through the arms and onto the hands. A unique injury to gymnastics is Gymnast Wrist.

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Tips on How to Select and Wear a Backpack

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

It’s time to think about back to school! An item that is on many back to school shopping lists is a new backpack. But did you know that there should be many considerations besides the color or design on the backpack?

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Injury Prevention Tips for Moving Day

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Moving day is finally here! Whether you are moving apartments, bought a new home, are moving cities or to a new state, moving is exciting and nerve-racking but it does not have to be injury inducing. Many injuries that occur during moving happen quickly without warning. Here are some tips to protect your body from injury while you are moving into a new home:

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Minimizing the Risk of Running Injuries with Strength Training

Posted on by Rebecca Weiner, PT, DPT, ASTYM certified

The days are longer and the weather is finally nicer, which means more people will be out running. Thinking about running that neighborhood 5k or half marathon this summer? When deciding between which training program to follow, make sure you don’t forget to incorporate strength training. Strength training is believed to help with injury prevention in runners.

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Preventing Cycling Arm and Hand Injuries

Posted on by Janet Apgar, OTR/L, CHT, ASTYM-cert

As spring brings warmer weather and adds daylight hours, biking fever spreads!

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ACL Injury Prevention in Female Athletes

Posted on by Brian Whittington

If you have played sports for any length of time, you more than likely know of someone who has had an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, or have experienced one yourself. Statistically, females have a 4-6 times greater likelihood of an ACL injury than males participating in the same sport.1 These injuries can significantly contribute to the overall cost of healthcare in the US, with data showing that ACL injury costs are approaching $1 billion to $3 billion a year in treatment and management.2

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