Injury Prevention

The injury prevention category features some of the most common musculoskeletal issues that people come to physical therapy with and shares valuable tips to modify activities and decrease pain.

12 In-Flight Stretches For Long Plane Rides

Between crossing multiple time zones, minimal sleep, questionable food choices, and being packed into your airplane seat like a sardine, long-haul flights take a toll on you both physically and mentally.  The human body hates being still for long hours on end. After your second full-length feature film, chances are you’re feeling a little achy. Just …

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7 Common Running Injuries & How To Prevent Them

Due to the repetitive nature of the running gait cycle, runners can be at risk for a variety of overuse and stress reaction injuries.  A running injury can pop up rather quickly but can take weeks or even months to fully resolve, especially when you ignore early signs.  Avoid a long and painful rehab by …

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Do Toe Spreaders Help Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis can be tricky and complex to treat, with different treatments working for different people.  One thing that’s not good for plantar fasciitis is cramped, weak, and inflexible feet.  Enter: toe spreaders. (No, not the awkward, uncomfortable pedicure kind.) Can this small gadget help plantar fasciitis? Let’s find out.  PS – Don’t miss Surprising Reasons …

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8 Exercises To Avoid With A Rotator Cuff Injury

Maintaining good shoulder strength can help prevent injury. But certain exercises can compress the rotator cuff (specifically the supraspinatus muscle) and cause or worsen an existing injury.  A big part of getting better fast is modifying movements to avoid constant exacerbation.  Depending on your injury, this is easier said than done. So let’s talk about some …

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Exercises To Avoid With A Lumbar Herniated Disc

A lumbar herniated disc can be a painfully scary experience.  It’s incredibly frustrating to figure out how to get on with your daily life when something so simple as bending over to tie your shoes can leave you in excruciating pain. But what activities should you avoid with a herniated disc?  In this article, I’ll …

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