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Thursday, 24 September 2015
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Turf toe is an injury to base of the big toe. This is commonly caused by a forceful impact with the ground causing the toe to hyperextend. The common name of turf toe came from the high occurrence of this injury on older artificial turf surfaces. This injury is commonly seen in football, baseball, and ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/24/2015 10:13 AM by Everett Boutwell
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015
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A cerebrovascular accident, also call CVA or stroke, is the sudden lack of oxygen to the brain caused by a blockage or rupture of an artery to the brain. Arteries supply blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the brain. There are three ways an artery can be damaged resulting in a CVA.  -     Embolic Stroke ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2015 1:29 PM by Mandy Tuscan
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Thursday, 10 September 2015
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    Anatomy & Kinesiology of the Shoulder      The rotator cuff of the shoulder is made up of four muscles. These muscles are known as the subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and the teres minor.    Beneath these muscles lie one of the most complex and mobile joints in the human ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/10/2015 2:10 PM by Claire Coleman
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Wednesday, 02 September 2015
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The Achilles tendon is a strong band made of fibrous tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone (calcaneus). The Gastrocnemius and Soleus muscles (calf muscles) unite into one band of tissue, which becomes the Achilles tendon at the low end of the calf. The Achilles tendon then inserts into ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/02/2015 3:14 PM by Casey Horn
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Wednesday, 19 August 2015
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Trochanteric bursitis is common in those who are extremely active in exercises such as walking, running or biking.     The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The "ball" is formed by the top of the thigh bone (the femur) and is called the "head" of the femur. The socket is formed by the ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/19/2015 12:49 PM by Casey Horn
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Wednesday, 12 August 2015
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  The lumbar spine consists of 5 vertebrae, numbered L1-L5. Intervertebral discs (lumbar discs) occupy the space between each vertebra. Intervertebral discs make up about 25% of the total length of the entire spine. The disc's main functions are: absorb and distribute some of the load that is applied ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/12/2015 9:29 AM by Jennifer Berley
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Wednesday, 05 August 2015
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The knee joint complex is very commonly injured during athletic activities. Two of the many structures of the knee that are easily sprained are the medial and lateral collateral ligaments.   The knee is made of two joints: patellofemoral and tibiofemoral.  The patella articulates with the femur, and ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/05/2015 10:42 AM by Dustin Sharp
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Friday, 31 July 2015
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Shoulder impingement is a very common cause of generalized shoulder pain.  The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body which in turn makes it the least inherently stable joint as well. The shoulder joint is made up of 3 bones: the Humerus (arm bone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/31/2015 10:41 AM by David Cox
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Wednesday, 29 July 2015
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Plantar fasciitis is a disorder resulting in pain in the heel and bottom surface of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and has been found to occur in approximately 10% of people at some point during their life.            The plantar fascia ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/29/2015 12:10 PM by Andy Payne
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Thursday, 28 June 2012
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Dizziness or vertigo may be caused from many different reasons (middle/inner ear disease, toxic conditions, sunstroke, postural hypotension, or disease). Dizziness, due to middle/inner ear disorder, can be treated with physical therapy through performing specific exercises that retrain the functions ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2012 2:26 PM by Kasey Cartwright, PT
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