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Bone and Joint Health Action Week

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Bone and Joint Health Action Week, October 12-20, raises awareness about prevention, management and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, such as arthritis, back pain, spinal deformity, trauma, pediatric conditions, and osteoporosis. Bone and joint conditions affect more than half of the U.S. population over the age of 18, which can lead to disability, and diminished productivity […]

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October: National Physical Therapy Month

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

The American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) award-winning #ChoosePT campaign raises awareness about the risks of opioids and the safety and effectiveness of physical therapy for pain management. During October 2018, the National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) theme promotes physical therapy as an alternative to opioids for treatment of chronic pain.   Physical therapists treat pain […]

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Take the Plunge for Health

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Swimming dives deeply into more of the body’s major muscle groups than other forms of cardio exercise. Swimming engages the legs, upper body, core, back, and triceps. Even though it does not involve weights, the resistance against the water provides a significant training benefit. Swimming has life-extending, heart-saving, mood-lifting benefits, and it’s fun.   Jane […]

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Tips to Treat Extensor Tendonitis

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Extensor tendons are just under the skin at the top of the feet and enable the foot to flex and raise the toes. Tendons are bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. In the feet, they connect the bones of the toes to the muscles in the front of the legs.   Foot tendonitis […]

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Is Safe Scootering an Oxymoron?

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

A kick scooter is a human-powered land vehicle with a handlebar, deck and wheels, and propelled by a rider pushing off the ground. They are made of aluminum, titanium and steel. Scooters are cool with names like Powerslide Coolmax, Envy, and Razorback Graffiti. There are two different types of scooters, three wheelers, which are more […]

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All-Star Cheerleading and DOC

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Cheerleading began in the U.S. In 1897, Princeton’s football team had three designated “cheer leaders” who would cheer during practices and at games. A year later Johnny Campbell led a crowd to cheer for the University of Minnesota football team with “Rah, Rah, Rah! Ski-u-mah, Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Varsity, Minn-e-So-Tah!” In 1923, the University […]

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Spine Conditioning Basics

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Spine Conditioning Basics It is estimated that more than 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their life making it one of the most common reasons why people go to the doctor, miss work and stop participating in activities they love.   The DOC movement experts have put together a […]

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Millennials Changing Health Care

Monday, September 24th, 2018

There are 83 million millennials in the U.S., identified as born between 1982 and 2000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. There are eight million more millennials than baby boomers today. The Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals that young adults spend less on entertainment and food and more on health care than baby boomers […]

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Yoga: Unite Mind and Body for Health

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

The word yoga is from the Sanskrit word yuji, meaning yoke or union. Yoga is an ancient spiritual and health discipline of Indian origin that unites mind and body. Practicing yoga is believed to benefit mental and physical health to overcome all kinds of sufferings. Is there scientific proof?   Yoga incorporates breathing exercises and […]

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Take the Stress Out of Fractures

Monday, September 17th, 2018

A fracture is a broken bone. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractures in a number of ways: crosswise, lengthwise, or in multiple pieces.   Stress-Free Fracture Prevention A diet rich in calcium and Vitamin D promotes bone strength, which includes dairy products, green vegetables, salmon, and some fortified foods. Visit the National […]

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Hamstring Help

Hamstring Help

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Hamstring muscles injuries, such as a pulled hamstring, occur frequently in athletes. A pulled hamstring or strain is an injury to one or more of the muscles at the back of the thigh.   There are three hamstring muscles: semitendinosus, semimembranosus, and biceps femoris. They start at the bottom of the pelvis and cross the […]

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Ultimate Frisbee Injury Prevention

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Since the early 1970s, ultimate Frisbee, played with a flying disc, has exponentially increased in interest among college students and young athletes.   It’s a limited contact sport that combines elements of soccer, football and basketball. Players must run, cut, guard, jump, throw, and dive with outstretched arms to catch the flying disc.   Because […]

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Ankle Sprain Grades and Treatment

Friday, July 27th, 2018

A sprained ankle means one or more ligaments on the outer side of the ankle are stretched or torn.   Typically the ankle is rolled either inward (inversion sprain) or outward (eversion sprain). Inversion sprains cause pain along the outer side of the ankle and are the most common type. Eversion sprains along the inner […]

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Making Health a Habit with PT

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Each year, an estimated 126 million healthcare visits are from musculoskeletal injuries and chronic conditions, according to the Bone and Joint Initiative USA. So over a million people could benefit from physical therapy.   Only about 10% of the musculoskeletal patient population use physical therapy services. The average PT course of care is 12 to […]

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Step Into DOC for Foot Disorders

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Dr. Garrett Tallman, orthopedic surgeon with Direct Orthopedic Care, Carlsbad, California, specializes in the care of musculoskeletal injuries, including foot injuries and conditions.   The foot, one of the most complex structures in the human body, is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments.   The foot balances the body’s […]

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