Physical Therapy Articles

Running For Exercise

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Running is a great form of exercise, recreation, and sports participation for almost any age group. Plus, the only equipment needed is a pair of running shoes! Whether alone or with a team, running with correct form can enhance physical fitness, coordination, sense of accomplishment and physical development. One common myth regarding running is that it’s bad on the knees. If someone has a family history of arthritis, is overweight, or doesn’t have full hip, knee or ankle range of movement then running probably isn’t the optimal physical activity. But otherwise, running does not contribute to ‘bad knees.’ However, running with poor form or when you’re experiencing pain can lead to injury. If you’re experiencing any pain while running, shortness […]

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Ankle Sprains

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Ankle sprains are unfortunately very common in all age groups from teenagers to centenarians. With summer approaching and more of us getting outside, one might want to prepare for prevention of ankle sprains or know what to do if you sprained your ankle. Because severe ankle sprains can have symptoms similar to a broken ankle/foot, it’s good to try and distinguish between the two so one can identify if an x-ray and medical attention is needed. Both are going to be accompanied by pain and swelling. An ankle sprain typically only has swelling on the outside of your foot, around the distal malleolus. The ligament Anterior Talo-Fibular is typically the one injured.  A fracture will typically have swelling around the […]

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Dry Needling Resource Paper

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Physical Therapists & the Performance of Dry Needling An Educational Resource Paper Produced by the APTA Department of Practice and APTA State Government Affairs January 2012

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Sciatica

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Most people have heard the term ‘sciatica’ but when asked further, not everyone is clear on what exactly it is. ‘Sciatica’ or ‘sciatic pain’ refers to symptoms from the irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. Nerves provide communication from the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) to the rest of the body (muscles, joints, skin). This nerve is formed from the combination of nerve roots of the lower lumbar and sacral area. It runs from the lower back (lumbar region) down the back of each thigh before splitting behind the knee and continuing down to the foot. Because the nerve travels the length of each leg, symptoms can be felt […]

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