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Recovery
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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After a decade of experience as a physical therapist, I reflect on the profession of physical therapy and how much this kind of expertise can improve quality of life. We are an extension of our referring physicians; our primary goals being to decrease our patient’s pain, train them to reach...
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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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Are your normal daily activities suffering because of your pain? Chronic pain is the most common reason adults seek treatment in the United States! Research has shown that the long-term effects of chronic pain often cause individuals to reduce or eliminate physical activity. Chronic pain is generally defined by pain...
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All of us have experienced trigger points, or “knots” in our muscles at some point in our life, but few are aware what is actually happening in the muscle that causes it to hurt. Trigger points are thought to be the result of overuse of a muscle fiber. In healthy...
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At the six-week post-partum visit, most women are given the green light to return to exercise. The general recommendation is that return to exercise should be gradual and based a woman’s postpartum health status. Exercise can help to decrease post-partum depression, decrease stress, improve energy, and promote weight loss. In...
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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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When it comes to protecting your health, there is much to consider. A big topic that can often be overlooked is the temperature increase in the hot and humid Midwestern climate! Many times during the summer, you will hear the local news asks us to check in on your neighbors...
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post-surgery recovery physical therapy
When your doctor recommends surgery, you’ll have a lot of questions. Whether it’s sudden or planned, it disrupts every bit of the life and schedule we know. It can be difficult, uncomfortable, and even embarrassing sometimes to ask others for help. Even though the surgery itself might be live-saving, the...
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There are many different types of conditions that can affect the shoulder. Adhesive capsulitis is one of those conditions and it is the fancy medical term for what is more commonly known as frozen shoulder. First – a little anatomy lesson first so that we are all on the same...
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