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Growth Plate Issues: What to look for and how to make the pain go away?

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Growth plate injuries account for 15% of all skeletal injuries in children and occur twice as often in boys. Besides the occasional bump or bruise, children should not complain of regular pain. If your child comes to you concerned with new aches and pains; take a moment to run through a checklist that might help our healthcare professionals help you even better. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Side Lunge

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The final week of February brings us to the Side Lunge stretch. Please warm up with all the previous weeks stretches for February before performing this one. (more…)

Do knee braces or sleeves work for knee osteoarthritis?

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Knee osteoarthritis (breakdown of articular cartilage along the joint surfaces) is rampant in the aging population. Some statistics show nearly 1 in 2 people may develop symptomatic knee osteoarthritis by age 85 years (1). These are odds are not good! (more…)

Hip and Knee Joint Replacements: Common Questions Answered

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Replacements of the Hip and Knee are perhaps the most common joint replacements seen in our society. There are many reasons patients end up having these elective surgeries. (more…)

How Swimming Can Help Improve Your Health

Posted on by Brian Whittington, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Swimming continues to grow in popularity as one of the aerobic exercises of choice. With as little as 2.5 hours of swimming a week you can significantly decrease your risk of chronic illnesses. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Revolved Head of the Knee

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Welcome back for week two of February! This weekly inner thigh stretch is called Revolved Head of the Knee. It simultaneously targets the inner thigh musculature in both straight and bent leg positions. In addition, this exercise also stretches the side of the body. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Reclined Cobbler’s Stretch

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February’s focus for our weekly stretches will be for the inner thighs.

The inner thighs are largely composed of five muscles: Pectineus, Adductor Longus, Gracillis, Adductor brevis, and Adductor magnus. These muscles are primarily responsible for adduction, such as when crossing the leg past the mid-line of the body towards the opposite side. They play a critical role in our day to day functions including standing and walking. Therefore, it is important to maintain both their flexibility and strength to help prevent injuries. (more…)

Take Care of Your Injury Sooner Rather Than Later

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We’ve all been there at one point or another. Dealing with daily pain can be a constant ritual of our day just like eating breakfast or combing your hair. (more…)

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