Physical Therapy

Ice Machines: The 5 Best to help with Knee Pain

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Knee injuries are one of the most common reasons for Doctors visits in the U.S. In 2010 alone, there were 10 million visits to the doctor’s office for knee injury treatment. Some common types of severe knee injuries include Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries, fractures, dislocations, and muscle tears. Ice machines also provide great relief …

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The 5 Best Braces for Ankle Arthritis to Keep You Moving

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Using a brace for ankle Arthritis is a great option. Different types of arthritis act on the body in different ways. But the effects and outcomes of the condition can be very similar. Arthritis is inflammation and degradation within the joints that results in pain, swelling, and stiffness. Arthritis in your ankles is no different. …

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The Best Knee Braces for Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD), or also called Tibial Tuberosity Apophysitis, is a painful symptom of children and adolescents encountering growth spurts during puberty. Boys are typically more at risk as they are involved in more physical sports, but that gap is closing as girls are now more involved in sports than ever. Boys aged 12-14 and …

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What is the Local Twitch Response and is it needed for Dry Needling?

What is the Local Twitch Response and is it needed for Dry Needling? A Local Twitch response (LTR) is a visible and often palpable muscle contraction after a mechanical stimulation, most commonly after dry needling or during massage. A LTR is an involuntary quick twitch of the muscle that is caused by a spinal reflex. …

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5 Best Portable Physical Therapy Technologies

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The 5 Best Portable Physical Therapy Technologies Technology has the power to transform our most useful gadgets into compact devices without sacrificing functionality. One of the specialized environments where portability has a vast potential of improving is physical therapy. Whether it's pain relief, strength, or muscle relaxation having something to meet those needs on the …

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The Complete Review of Go2 Compression Socks

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The Complete Review of Go2 Compression Socks Compression socks are commonly used by many different groups of people, especially amongst long distance athletes. Some of the common groups are people are looking to improve athletic performance, or someone might have a medical condition with poor blood flow in the legs, and even working professionals that …

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The Best Hamstring Compression Sleeve

The 5 Best Hamstring Compression Sleeve

Compression garments are becoming more and more popular amongst both high level and recreational athletes. Full compression tights are commonly used in the NBA, compression socks are found in marathons and distance races across the country, and the new “in” dress attire in elementary school in full length compression tights underneath athletic shorts. Compression garments …

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