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Sports Injuries: Sprains, Strains, and Other Soft-Tissue Injuries

Sprains and strains are among the most common sports injuries. However, the two injuries are different. A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament, while a strain is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. Routine, simple, and everyday activities may result in a sports injury. Many things cause a sprain or strain. Falling, twisting, or getting hit with blunt force can jar the site, resulting in a torn or strained ligament. Sprains may occur… Read More »

Aquatic Therapy –Who Is It Ideal For and What Benefits Are Gained?

Aquatic therapy is a specialized program combining physical and occupational therapy. For years, therapists and specialists have seen positive results when implementing water modality to specific patient populations. Water is considered one of the best environments for gaining and regaining full function following an injury. Water therapy works to improve motion and allow flexibility in a controlled environment. An aquatic therapy program may consist of supervised exercises conducted in a warm swimming pool (typically 94… Read More »

Osteoporosis: Are You At Risk?

The most common of all bone diseases is osteoporosis. The condition increases the risk for bone breakage and affects nearly 200 million women worldwide. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation osteoporosis affects one-tenth of women over the age of 60.[i] While more common in women, the disease is not sexist. It may occur in both men and women, especially if the individual is at risk for the disease. Uncontrollable Risk Factors Uncontrollable risk factors are… Read More »

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