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The Emotional Impact of Injuries

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

As much as we would like to prevent injuries, they do occur. In an ideal world, an injury would not disrupt our regular activities or participation in sport. But many times injuries lead to shifts in our regular activities. For many athletes, this injury can trigger an emotional and mental response.

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Considerations for Returning to Soccer after ACL Surgery

Posted on by Dan Czajkowski, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

You’re almost there. The initial ACL injury you sustained months ago seems so distant. You’ve endured all the time healing from the surgery, the rehab, and now you are pushing ahead to get better, stronger and faster. You can almost taste the grass, outperforming your opponents, and scoring a goal in the final minutes of the game.

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The Risk of ACL Injuries in Baseball

Posted on by Mike Headtke

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are typically associated with sports like soccer or football, however these injuries can occur in any sport – including baseball.

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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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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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Don’t Let Fear Keep You Out of the Game

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

Injuries in sports are common and can occur at any age and at any time – including practice or competition. One of the consequences of injury can include fear of re-injury when the athlete returns to play. Fear can potentially be a limiting factor in rehabilitation and recovery. However, there are ways to address these psychological concerns during recovery to help athletes return to play with more confidence.

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Is It Healthier to Play More Than One Sport?

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

There is an estimated 30-45 million school aged kids playing organized sports each year.5  Lately, there has also been a trend of young athletes training for sports at earlier ages and specializing in one sport with a goal of elite status.4 But is it healthier to play more than one sport?

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Common Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

Posted on by Amanda DiGangi

Children are susceptible to certain injuries because their growth plates are still open. Sever’s Disease, Osgood-Schlatter or Sinding-Larson-Johannsen (SLJ), and Little League Elbow are just a few diagnoses that children can acquire at the growth plates. Typically children diagnosed with these injuries are very active in sports, which may cause the overuse injury in the growth plate.

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