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Meniscus Injuries One of the most common injuries we see related to the knee in an outpatient physical therapy clinic is meniscal injuries.   The meniscus in the knee is an important load-bearing anatomical structure that stabilizes, lubricates, nourishes, and transmits load in the joint.  Injuries to the structure can be acute—meaning a direct result of an injury, or degenerative—meaning it happens over time with normal wear and tear.  Both acute and degenerativ...
Posted on 2020-04-27
Gardening is my springtime passion!  The weather is just starting to warm up and usually the pansies are bursting out of their hanging baskets.  The challenge is to avoid becoming injured due to the "gardener weekend warrior" mentality. First of all, be practical when planning your planting, weeding, and mulching schedule.  Make time for periodic breaks throughout your day and plan the work over a few days or weeks if needed.  Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate gloves. Next,...
Posted on 2020-04-22
Have pain or discomfort when cycling? We can HELP! Cycling is a wonderful activity (obsession for some) on many different levels. We all know cardiovascular exercise is important to one’s long term health, and that stress levels and cortisol levels are lower following bouts of cycling. Bike riding is also an outstanding way of preserving bone mineral density without being overly harsh on our body’s joints, as well as being an excellent method for maintaining strong legs. Fun fact: ...
Posted on 2020-04-18
Physical Therapy Assessment and Treatment of Concussions based on Clinical Practice Guidelines Concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries occur in a wide variety of patients across the lifespan.  We see these injuries in sport participation but also as a result of falls with head impact, motor vehicle accidents, or work related injuries.   The result of the concussion can include a wide range of debilitating symptoms including dizziness, headaches, neck pain, balance deficit...
Posted on 2020-04-15
Physical Activity in Quarantine                 While stuck at home during the COVID-19 crisis, we are all struggling to develop new routines to guide our daily activities.  New norms include telework, home-schooling, and more time spent between the 4 walls of our homes than ever.  With quarantine, likely comes an increased frequency and duration of sedentary time whether that involves working on your computer ...
Posted on 2020-04-06
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