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Lower Extremity
Do you have pain in the front of your knee or near your kneecap? Do you feel it when you use stairs, squat, run, or jump? Well, you may have a common form of knee pain called Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or ‘PFPS.’    The Patellofemoral Joint What is PFPS? Let’s...
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It’s that time of year again. The snow is no longer falling, the frigid temperatures are (hopefully) a thing of the past, the grass is growing, the trees are blooming, the birds are singing, and runners are once again hitting the road. Running can be difficult but also very rewarding...
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Education and Expectations for an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear You’ve likely heard the term ACL or even know someone who has injured theirs, but may not know what exactly it is. An anterior cruciate ligament injury is the over-stretching or tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the...
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Running is an amazing activity as it is low-cost, easily accessible, and provides numerous health benefits. However, along with other sports, running can lead to frequent pain and injuries. Approximately 56% of recreational runners sustain a running-related injury per year, while long-distance runners have an even higher incidence rate of...
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We met Donna when she began therapy in March 2020 for bilateral total knee replacements. If you’re like us, you’re already thinking that this woman is a go getter just from that first sentence! Donna’s therapist, Candace Cunningham, PT, DPT greeted Donna on her first day of physical therapy and...
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Pre-/Post-Op Total Knee Replacement: Education, Expectations, and Progression Total knee replacements are one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, in 2017, more than 754,000 knee replacements were performed in the United States. It’s also one of the most...
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“Kenny, before “the accident”, was my 53 year old fiancé who worked as a chef for 35+ years who, over the last few years, fell in love with not only me, but also the game of golf. Kenny and I met at Lift For Life Academy, LFLA, a charter school...
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Axes physical therapy, sports rehabilitation, and workers compensation specialists describe a routine to get back into workouts and fitness post Covid-19.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” As gyms start to open in your area and the weather warms up, many of you may be considering re-starting your workout regimen. At Axes Physical Therapy, we see a ton of sports-related injuries, and we want to help all of you...
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runner with shin splints
If you’ve ever experienced shin splints you know how irritating they can be. For those who have never experienced this, it’s an annoying, nagging pain or tenderness on the inside of the lower leg and sometimes they can derail an athletes’ training if not addressed. In this blog, we dive...
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hamstring injuries in sports
Questionable. Probable. Not practicing. Injured Reserve. Out. Are alerts like these causing you to stress out about your fantasy football team? Hamstring strains are a very common injury early in the season for skilled player positions. They can sideline your starting line-up quickly leaving you to scour the waiver wire...
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