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My Favorite Advanced Rehab Exercises

Hey guys, One challenge for many physical therapists is bridging the gap between basic rehabilitation and getting back to high level training.  The same goes for coaches and trainers.  How do we help

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Does Lack of Sleep Cause Pain?

So sleep is devastatingly important.  We all know this but unfortunately we don’t always value it.  I know atleast for me I tend to put my career in front of sleep frequently and am probably paying

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How I Recovered from Chronic Knee Pain: “Patience, Persistence, and Positive Inputs”

Today’s blog post comes from Leda McDaniel.  Leda is a current Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) candidate at Ohio University and upon graduating in May 2019 is interested in working with patients

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How Often Should I Stretch?

Stretching is a pretty complex topic lately.  I think this is mostly because we’re figuring out that stretching doesn’t really do what we once thought it does.  For example we’re learning

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5 Step Plan to Eliminate Knee Pain and Get Back to Squatting and Weight Lifting

In olympic weightlifting survey data, shoulder and knee injuries are the most common injuries reported.  Given the high volume of loaded squatting during weight lifting, it’s natural that the knee

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Anatomy, Causes and Treatment of Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendinopathy) Part 3

So in part 1 we discussed the presentation, causes and anatomy of patellar tendinopathy.  In part 2 we spoke about education, unloading and then reloading.  make sure you go back and read those 2 if

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Anatomy, Causes and Treatment of Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendinopathy) Part 2

So in part 1 we discussed the presentation, causes and anatomy of patellar tendinopathy.  In part 2 we’ll dive a little deeper into treatment options for patellar tendinopathy.  So without further

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Anatomy, Causes and Treatment of Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendinopathy) Part 1

Jumper’s knee (also known as patellar tendinopathy) is one of the most common overuse injuries I see with athletes in the gym.  Patellar tendinopathy is mainly described in our medical literature

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Why Do I Have Knee Pain? Complete Guide to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Part 7 – Rehabilitation

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is the most common form of knee pain treated in physical therapy clinics.  I made this series to help people better understand this condition, why it occurs and how

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Why Do I Have Knee Pain? Complete Guide to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Part 6 – Pain

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is the most common form of knee pain treated in physical therapy clinics.  I made this series to help people better understand this condition, why it occurs and how

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Why Do I Have Knee Pain? Complete Guide to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Part 5 – Factors Effecting Capacity

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is the most common form of knee pain treated in physical therapy clinics.  I made this series to help people better understand this condition, why it occurs and how

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Why Do I Have Knee Pain? Complete Guide to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Part 4 – Capacity

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is the most common form of knee pain treated in physical therapy clinics.  I made this series to help people better understand this condition, why it occurs and how

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