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.

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How Long Does Tennis Elbow Last? (+ Prevention Tips)

Do you have an annoying case of tennis elbow that isn’t getting better? Tennis elbow is the most common overuse injury of the elbow, and many are surprised to learn that you don’t have to play tennis to have this annoying injury cramp your style.  Treating tennis elbow can be tricky. Exactly how long does …

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Here’s Why Your Plantar Fasciitis Won’t Go Away

Tired of plantar fasciitis feeling like a knife driving through your foot with every step? Then this article is for you. Plantar fasciitis affects approximately 2 million people per year and has long been known as a painful and tricky injury to treat.  There’s a laundry list of first-line treatment tactics, but what happens when …

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Easy Exercise Modifications for Wrist Pain

Is wrist pain cramping your workout style? Then you’ll want to read this.  The wrist is one of those areas that we don’t fully appreciate until something goes wrong.  Then poof! You’re sidelined with a wrist injury. This small but complex area takes a lot of force during your workouts (and everyday life).  Walk away …

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11 Signs You’re Wearing Bad Shoes For Your Workout

Are you wearing the best workout shoes for your feet? With 26 bones, 33 joints, and 100+ ligaments, tendons, and muscles combined, the foot provides a stable base and absorbs sensory input for the body to make good decisions about movement. That kind of complexity is precisely why you shouldn’t just slap any old pair …

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How To Avoid Shoulder Pain While Working Out

Shoulder pain during exercise is a common and frustrating experience, and shoulder tendonitis is one of the most common injuries that lead to seeking physical therapy. At first glance, you may be tempted to just “work through the pain,” but in the long run, that approach can lead to more severe problems that take longer …

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Prevent Home Workout Injuries With These Quick Tips

Home workouts can be a convenient way to keep up with your fitness goals when time or other constraints keep you from getting to the gym. Just because you’re at home, that doesn’t mean injuries aren’t waiting for you. Here are some tips to prevent home workout injuries so you can keep moving! Be conscious …

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How To Develop Body Awareness As An Adult

Do you always feel like the uncoordinated one of the group? Do you feel like you can’t do fitness movements properly, no matter how simple? Do you feel like you frequently get injured because you’re just not coordinated? Do you avoid trying new types of exercise because of fear that you won’t get the movements …

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