Research has shown that women have a higher incidence of ACL tears than men. There are many different factors that play a role: bone anatomy, hormones, decreased hamstring strength, and smaller cross-sectional area of the ACL.
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Sitting at your computer in the office with poor posture for long hours can injure spinal ligaments, muscles and vertebral discs that support the spine. These 5 ergonomic and work-friendly tips can help prevent spine injuries in the office.
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.
In my physical therapy practice, as a routine part of patient care, I always check the integrity of the orthotics worn by my runners. Lately, I have seen an alarming rate of cracked, hard plastic orthotics used for running in minimalist footwear that contributed to several severe running injuries. A ...
Check out how to utilize a modified graded motor imagery protocol to treat upper extremity CRPS. To read about this and other related topics, check out www.forwardthinkingpt.com
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.
Non-specific low back pain (LBP) has been researched and many have speculated correlations between physical activity and disability. Read this review by Ryan Hickey on a meta-analysis on this relationship.