Often misdiagnosed as Achilles tendinitis (inflammation of the Achilles tendon), Achilles tendinosis is the degeneration of the tendon with microtears due to overuse of the tissue. No inflammation is present in the tendon.
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Of the many injuries physical therapists see each year, hamstring strains are notorious for being stubborn to heal. They are frustrating for both patient and therapist, as they often reappear many times in one's sporting life, especially in those sports requiring sprinting, jumping and kicking.
Bruce Wilk, PT, OCS Annmarie Garis, DPT Barefoot and natural running advocates tell us to observe children run barefoot so that we many learn to run “naturally” in order to avoid and manage our own running related injuries. However, such statements are inherently flawed. As physical therapists, we know that children also ...
The book is geared to runners at every level and it provides loads of information that runners (aka patients) can use before, during and after they run.
I now truly understand the niche market of our business—we are a “sports medicine” practice. Many of our patients are going to do what they want to do, regardless of doctors’ orders.