Tag Archives: injury-prevention

Prevent Fractures with PT

March 12, 2013

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The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF- now say that five times fast) recently issued new recommendations in regard to vitamin D and calcium supplement prescription to prevent fractures.  The recommendations guide health professionals to practice utilizing current research evidence. The task force concluded, “the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of […]

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Healthier Runners Are Happier Runners

February 11, 2011

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The Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) kicked off yesterday with a presentation on Healthy People 2020 and how physical therapy can help America achieve its goals in health and wellness.  Healthy People 2020 was developed by the US Department of Health and Human Services as a ten-year plan to improve […]

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Being on Your Feet All Day: Painful Consequences and Solutions to Combat Them

November 17, 2010

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Standing on your feet all day can cause tired, sore, and swollen feet.  Whether it be for work, weekends, or a vacation if you’re standing on your feet for most hours of the day, you will probably suffer from these symptoms.  Beyond just foot pain, standing for prolonged periods, especially for an occupation, can also […]

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Golf and Back Pain

August 29, 2010

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Most golfers might think that there is no more painful condition than a case of the “shanks.”  In terms of mental anguish and inner turmoil, I have to agree… it hurts.  But if we look at physical, musculoskeletal injuries that plague the game of golf, back pain is the most prevalent and disabling.  Both professional […]

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Run Less to Run Better

April 26, 2010

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I recently participated in a runners clinic, where I gave out information about runners stretches, foam rolling massage techniques, and training schedules for running a 5K and half marathon.  Questions about injury prevention usually led down the same path- run less and cross-train.  There are those out there that believe the best way to train […]

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Safety for Snow Shoveling: Prevent a Back Injury

February 26, 2010

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We are almost through February, and I have to say, this Wisconsin winter hasn’t been that bad.  Anything compared to the snowmageddon of the northeast is better, and  I know I’ve been thankful that it hasn’t been as bad as the past two years.  Though I may be from Louisiana, this transplant knows we aren’t out of the woods […]

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To Stretch or Not to Stretch- That is the Question

January 29, 2010

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Whether ’tis nobler to suffer the strains and pains of prolonged stretching, or to take arms through dynamic warm ups and replace them.  This post will not end as a Shakespearean tragedy, for there is not a plague on either form (static or dynamic) of stretching.  Recently, a group of therapists at our clinic got […]

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