Helpful Guides

The Best Standing Core Exercises to Improve Strength

Written by: Kelsey Downing, PT, DPT The Best Standing Core Strength Exercises When you think of core exercises, you probably think of crunches and planks. Getting down on the floor and repeating the same moves repetitively to get those “six-pack abs”. However, there is a way to strengthen those abdominals without getting on the floor. …

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Shin Splints: A Helpful Guide for Home Treatment

Rehabbing Shin Splints at Home Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), which is colloquially known as “shin splints” is one of the most common lower extremity injuries, especially in runners and other impact athletes.1 The prevalence ranges from 13% to 35%  in these specific populations.2 The nature of the injury involves microdamage to the Tibia over …

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Hip Range of Motion: Tips for Improving Motion After Surgery

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Improving Hip Range of Motion After a Hip Replacement Total hip replacement surgery is a very common procedure with over 300,000 performed annually (1). Most people who require surgery are between 50 to 80 years of age. During hip replacement surgery, damaged bone and cartilage are removed and replaced with prosthetic components made of metal, …

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Strengthening Exercises for Runners: A Helpful Guide to Keep You Healthy

Strength Training for Runner's Running is a recreational sport that utilizes the coordination of many large muscle groups to propel us forward at an incredibly fast rate, or at least a faster rate than walking. Strength, conditioning, and endurance are all important aspects of being able to squeeze a little extra performance out of training. …

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Swimmer’s Shoulder: A Helpful Guide to Prevent Injury

For athletes, injuries can be relatively common through overtraining, or improper form. Often these types of  injuries, such as swimmer’s shoulder, can be avoided if exercises are included that enhance the strength and durability of the muscles used in the shoulder. The shoulder contains a complex muscular group, which makes sense considering the shoulder has …

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