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Common Football Injuries

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

Head, shoulders, knees, and toes – football is a rigorous sport and can be the source of various injuries. Some injuries are more common, and some are less common. Some injuries heal quickly with rehabilitation, whereas others heal slowly and may require surgery. Let’s look at some of the more common injuries in football.

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This is Us: A PTs Thoughts on Kevin’s Injury

Posted on by Anne Marie Bierman, PT, DPT, SCS, CMTPT, Astym-cert

This is Us has been quite the conversation generator in my clinic lately.  Since Season 2 launched this fall on Tuesday nights, it is all patients want to talk about on Wednesdays! Last week’s episode, “Still There,” was the first time that our discussions of the show could actually correlate with physical therapy. Kevin Pearson (played by Justin Hartley) had arthroscopic surgery to take care of a meniscus injury.  Based on his pre-operative conversation with the orthopedic surgeon, he probably had a meniscectomy, a procedure to remove the damaged part of the meniscus.

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