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What Is Upper Cross Syndrome/Lower Cross Syndrome?

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.

Upper cross syndrome and lower cross syndrome are terms heard within the world of medicine that, on the surface, sound a little intimidating. However, each term simply refers to muscle weakness and tightness in certain areas of the body that may be contributing to pain and/or reduced functional level. Each “syndrome” entails two predominant areas of muscle tightness and two predominant areas of muscle weakness. Often times, these limitations occur as a result of impaired posture and can lead to pain. Once identified, both upper cross and lower cross syndromes can be effectively treated and managed with physical therapy care.

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What is Ischiofemoral Impingement?

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT

Ischio-what? Ischiofemoral impingement (IFI) is a rare cause of groin or posterior hip pain. This diagnosis is named after the body parts which are involved. The ischium is part of the pelvis and the femur is the big bone of your upper leg. Ischiofemoral impingement means the ischium and the femur are pinching something causing impingement. IFI is a rare diagnosis, but recently has become a common topic of research and conversations.

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What is Pre-hab?

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

Do you have a surgery planned soon? Is your sport physically demanding and places you at increased risk of injury? Are you worried about weakness in your joints as you age? Preventative rehabilitation may be the key for you!

Preventative rehabilitation or “pre-hab” helps condition and strengthen the body to improve recovery after surgery, speed up the recovery process and may prevent injury from occurring. Oftentimes, we group pre-hab into two main categories: Prior to surgery and injury prevention. In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of both of these pre-hab programs.

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What Is Hip Bursitis?

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT

Bursitis? So, what is a bursa? A bursa is a fluid filled sac that is utilized to reduce friction and improve mobility near joints and bony areas. What is bursitis? Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. The hip has multiple bursa that can be involved in bursitis. So, how does bursitis affect my hip?

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What Is Hip Arthroscopy?

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT

Currently, hip arthroscopy is a hot topic in the world of orthopedic medicine. Hip arthroscopies are becoming more popular as they are minimally invasive and may delay the need for hip replacement. Physical therapy prior to hip arthroscopy and after hip arthroscopy is a critical component to ensure advances in quality of life and function. So, what is hip arthroscopy?

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The Hip: The Forgotten Joint

Posted on by Brian Vetterkind, PT, DPT, CMTPT, CMPT

Although it’s one of the biggest and most important joints in the human body, the hip joint is sometimes overlooked when evaluating, treating and diagnosing musculoskeletal conditions. With normal movement patterning, the hip is used heavily for bending, twisting, rotating and propelling forward. Mechanical breakdowns will occur if the hip is unable to function at peak efficiency, often at other segments like the knee or lumbar spine.

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4 Tips to Stay Healthy While Holiday Shopping

Posted on by Athletico

The Holiday season is in full swing, which means both stores and online retailers will be busy with shoppers through the New Year.

Great deals on gifts are out there! Whether you’re going to stores or opting for online shopping due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you could also be putting your body at risk for injury. Fortunately, there are things that can be done to prevent these injuries for occurring. Read below for four tips to stay injury-free this holiday shopping season.
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5 Tips to Prepare for Hip Arthroscopy Surgery

Posted on by Athletico

Prior to scheduling surgery, many patients focus on how big things in their life will be impacted, including how much time will need to be taken off work as well as arrangements for childcare and/or pet care. Although these are important considerations, patients should also take time to think about how smaller parts of their daily life will be impacted post-surgery.

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