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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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Obtaining adequate sleep has long been understood to be an important cornerstone to overall physical, mental and emotional health(1);  however, increasing attention is being given to the pervasive cultural rise of sleep deprivation in America. In fact, 1 in 3 American adults aren’t achieving the recommended 7 hours of sleep...
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Coffee has water in it right?!  At least that’s what I tell myself when the sun is coming up in the morning.  As a marathon runner and physical therapist with an undergraduate degree in nutritional sciences, you would think I would be excellent about being properly hydrated.  The truth is...
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axes physical therapist helping patient
So you went to your doctor to discuss a pain you’ve been having, and it is recommended to go to physical therapy.  The questions start streaming in your head…”What is that? How is that going to help me? Isn’t there something I can just take to make me feel better?...
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Now that golf season is in full swing (no pun intended), we have the U.S. Open right around the corner on June 13-16. We have seen some incredible wins from Tiger, Koepka, Mcllroy, and Johnson over the past year. Who is going to come out on top this month? Will...
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shoulder injury
Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to the sport of pickleball, a proper warm-up prior to hitting the court is key for maximizing your performance and helping to reduce your risk of injury.  The main concept for a proper pickleball warm-up is preparing your muscles and joints...
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shoulder injury
Although the game of pickleball has been around since 1965, it is now one of the fastest growing sports around.  Indoor and outdoor courts are popping up in cities and towns everywhere, with several within a stone’s throw of our Axes clinic in Festus.  Over the past few years, we...
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running injury
Spring is here…still. I am thankful for the gorgeous days and warmer temperatures. These beautiful spring days we have been experiencing in St. Louis have given us perfect running weather and upcoming spring races are closer than we realize. With the St. Louis Go! Marathon Weekend only 2 weeks away,...
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