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Did I Tear My Achilles?

Achilles Tendon Tears By Susan Leung, PT First, Kobe Bryant tears his Achilles tendon in 2013. And just a few months ago, it was announced that Marcus Decousins had done the same. What is happening to all these NBA stars? What is the Achilles tendon? Is there something that can be done to prevent these terrible injuries if I’m a basketball player? Well, you have just landed yourself on the right blog. Prepare to be enlightened.   The Achilles Tendon We have talked about tendons in the past, ...
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Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains By: Darryl Viegas, PT One of the most common sporting injuries is a sprained ankle. Lateral ankle sprains usually occur with a rolling in (inversion) of the ankle.  Ankle sprains are often sustained during a mis-step, giving out on a pivoting movement or landing on an opponent’s foot during a jump.  If the speed of the force is too quick or great for the muscular system to react the result can be an injury to the non-muscular structures of the ankle. Anatomy of the ankle The Ta...
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Hip Osteoarthritis

 Osteoarthritis of the Hip By: Devin Blizzard LeBlanc & Jonah Blatt   Overview of Hip Osteoarthritis   Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease that affects the bone and cartilage of a joint and is most commonly found in the hip and knee (Lane et al., 2011). Cartilage is known as the elastic material that covers and protects the outer surface of the bones that form the joint. OA of the hip is shown to be the failure of the body’s ability to repair any cartilage that has been dam...
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Weight training and Form

Form Is King By Chris Chee, PT There's more to exercise than repetitions Exercising provides us with numerous benefits; they can make us stronger, make us faster, make us more flexible, give us more energy, and help with pain to name a few. But to get the most out of our exercises they need to be performed correctly. An exercise performed improperly will not give us the benefits we are looking for but more importantly can lead to injury. Compensating is a common cause of performing an exer...
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Climbing Pain and Your Elbow

Climbing to the top of your health: Elbow Talk By Susan Leung, PT Rock Climbing Injuries Rock climbing has gained immense popularity over the past few decades. Last year, it was announced that rock climbing will be featured as a new Olympic sport in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. This is an exciting time for both novice and expert climbers alike! But with every sport, there are risks. The most common injuries sustained in this sport include those affecting the shoulder, elbow and fing...
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