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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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Common Wrestling Injuries and Treatment Options

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

Wrestling is one of the world’s oldest sports. Since wrestling season is getting underway, let’s take a quick moment to look at some common injuries that can impact wrestlers:

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Did I Sprain My Ankle?

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

Most people have rolled their ankle at some point in their lives – we step funny on grass, land strange after a jump, or even step off a step wrong and the ankle just twists a little (or a lot). But how do you recognize if you sprained your ankle or if it is a more serious injury?

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Cross Country Skiing: Benefits and Injury Risk

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

Cross country skiing or “Nordic Skiing” gets to shine in the spotlight every four years with the Winter Olympic coverage. However, this sport is great every year with many health benefits and a low risk for injuries.

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Tips for Preventing Common Skiing Injuries

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

Skiing is a popular outdoor winter activity that we tend to hear a lot about during the Winter Olympic Games. With the Winter Olympics occurring in PyeongChang this year, it is expected that the skiing will be making headlines in the coming weeks – from discussing amazing performances to unpredictable injuries.

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Common Figure Skating Injuries

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

I am a self-proclaimed Olympics junkie! I love that we get to highlight athletes of all sports and countries and come together to cheer for the USA!

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Importance of Lower Extremity Strengthening for Overhead Athletes

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

Overhead athletes play a variety of sports, including baseball, lacrosse, football, volleyball and even tennis. These athletes require power and strength in their dominant extremity for overhead positions. However, it is important to also consider the lower extremities of these athletes in a strengthening program.

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The Healing Process of an Ankle Fracture

Posted on by Steven Sapoznik

As all NBA fans know, the first major injury of the 2017-2018 season occurred to star guard of the Boston Celtics, Gordon Hayward. Gordon suffered an ankle fracture 5 minutes and 15 seconds into the start of the season.

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