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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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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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Athletic Trainers are health care providers responsible for student athlete safety. Athletic Training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment, and facilitation of rehabilitation of their team’s medical conditions. However, only 40% of secondary schools in Missouri have full access to an athletic trainer. Axes made it a mission to ensure that...
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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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pediatric physical therapy
We’re a few months into the 2021 school year, which means we’re a few months into the beginning of sports and athletics as well! Grade school children and high school teens went to sports camps over the summer, but now the real competitions begin and unfortunately, so do the injuries....
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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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Now that golf season is in full swing (pun intended), we have the 2021 PGA Championship right around the corner, May 19-May 23. Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, and Collin Morikawa… Who is going to come out on top? Will it be one of the former champions or an underdog? 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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