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Common Upper Extremity Injuries for the DIY Weekend Warrior

Posted on by Erik Krol, OT

The past eight months in my new role as a father-to-be has challenged my organizational, physical and power tool skills in order to prepare our home for the new baby’s arrival. During the week, I work 40+ hours as a hand/occupational therapist treating and rehabilitating patients’ upper extremity conditions. On the weekends, endless home improvement projects have left my hands, wrists, and elbows feeling more sore, inflamed and tighter than ever before. My own recent upper extremity symptoms have led me to practice everything that I preach in the clinic.

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Common Wrist Injuries in Male Gymnasts

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

Male gymnasts encounter different stresses on their joints compared to their female counterparts due to differences in the events they compete. In men’s gymnastics, there are multiple events that place stress across the joints of the arm including the rings, high bar, parallel bars and pommel horse.

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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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Reducing the Risks of Gardening Injuries

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

Spring is arriving and with that many people are heading outdoors to get started on their gardens. Although gardening is a great activity to spend some time outdoors, it also requires the use of the hands and wrists, which means these joints are at risk for injury.

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3 Ways to Avoid Overuse Injuries in the Kitchen

Posted on by Alison Hogan, OT

Cooking can be a great, stress relieving activity. Over time, however, it can lead to overuse injuries if proper body mechanics are not used, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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Winter Falls and Distal Radius Fractures

Posted on by Athletico

When it’s cold and slippery, many of us struggle with keeping our balance and maintaining an upright position. When this happens, we often fall onto our outstretched hand, which can result in serious injury.

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