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Re-Herniation After Back Surgery – A Helpful Guide

Re-herniation after back surgery

A lumbar discectomy is a common procedure to correct low back pain and radicular symptoms stemming from an aggravated intervertebral disc. Though the surgery acts to correct this problem, re-injury is possible. If you think you have experienced a re-herniation after your back surgery, let this guide help advise you on what to do and …

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The Best Exercises for Snowshoeing – How to Prepare from a Physical Therapist

The Best Exercises for Snowshoeing - How to Prepare from a Physical Therapist

Snowshoeing is an ancient sport that has continued in popularity over the millennia. Perhaps the average athlete no longer uses the sport to hunt down herds of prey in the tundra, but it’s still a fun way to enjoy some winter adventure. Ensuring that you keep proper form while snowshoeing can help you avoid injury …

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The Best Core Strengthening Exercises for Runners

core strengthening for runners

You’re a runner, so you run. But what other exercise do you use to supplement your passion for the pavement? It may seem superfluous to add more work to your routine, but research shows us that it can benefit your performance. Specifically, core and pelvic exercises to improve strength and stability are known to decrease …

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Common Myths About Foam Rolling – From a Physical Therapist

Common Myths of Foam Rolling

Foam rolling is a popular tool for many athletes. Sure, it feels good (…or not so good), but what does it actually do? The market is teeming with different shapes, textures, and models of rollers. Though it’s a widely used technique, there aren’t many research studies examining the effects of foam rolling. Yet, there are …

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Running with a Herniated Disc – Helpful Tips Including What to Avoid

Running with a Herniated Disc

There’s a lot that can interfere with your running routine: appointments, work, and family time, just to name a few. But few things interrupt a workout routine like pain and injury! Back pain is one of the most common ailments among athletes, affecting up to 40%. One common cause of back pain is a herniated …

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Driving After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery – What You Need to Know

Driving After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Getting back to normal after arthroscopic hip surgery can be confusing and even frightening.  Hip surgery, whether it was a  hip labral repair, hip labral debridement, or a labral reconstruction, is a life-changing event that you want to allow to adequately heal. See our helpful table and subsequent information to help you know when you …

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Helpful Tips to Prepare for Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Helpful Tips to Prepare for Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Despite what you may have heard, preparing for a hip arthroscopic surgery can be a seamless process. The key to ensuring a smooth recovery lies in informed and thoughtful preparation. Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery of the hip meant to address a range of joint issues, like impingement and labral tears. The recovery …

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5 Ways to Stretch Your Hamstring for Better Flexibility

5 Ways to Stretch Your Hamstring for Better Flexibility

Exercising is fantastic for your mind, body, and soul. It has proven to be beneficial in multiple areas of one’s health. However, many individuals who exercise regularly don’t realize that it is just as important to stretch. Stretching regularly can help you prevent various sport-related or workout-related injuries among many other great benefits. The best …

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Running After A Knee Replacement – Is It Possible?

Running after a total knee replacement

The early morning sun is rising, the bright rays making the treetops look as though they are going to burst into flames. The fresh, cool mountain air fills your lungs as you inhale. It’s nothing but you, the open trail, and the mystical sounds of nature. The smell of the dew on the leaves and …

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