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Are Women At Higher Risk of ACL Injury?

The causes of ACL injury have recently been the focus of research. Factors contributing to ACL injuries include ground hardness, grass type, and cleat type. But one of the other major findings is that women are nearly three times more likely to have ACL injuries than men. And some statistics say that a female soccer […]
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Checklist For Athletes To Consider To Enhance Sleep

Quiet environment Maintain room temperature (~18 degrees celsius) Ensure that bedding/clothing does not cause an environment that is too hot Sleep routine: consistent time each night for falling asleep to begin and waking up Avoid caffeine and food/fluid ingestion Leading up to sleep Avoid usage of electronics before sleeping Napping no later than mid afternoon […]
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Can I Do Physical Therapy Myself?

The goal of physical therapy is to educate the patient on successful self-care. To accomplish this, however, the expert care and guidance of a licensed physical therapist is required. Your physical therapist’s specialized education and clinical expertise, combined with the latest available evidence and treatment techniques, are critical to evaluating and diagnosing your condition and […]
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Is Surgery My Only Option?

In many cases, physical therapy has been shown to be as effective as surgery in treating a wide range of conditions—from rotator cuff tears and degenerative disk disease to meniscal tears and some forms of knee osteoarthritis. The study found that people who recently have seen a physical therapist know this to be true, with […]
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Is Physical Therapy Painful?

Physical therapists seek to minimize pain and discomfort—even if it is chronic or long-term. They work within your pain threshold to help you heal, and restore movement and function. The survey found that 71% of people who have never visited a physical therapist think physical therapy is painful. That percentage significantly decreased, however, among patients […]
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