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No Pain, All Game: Strategies to Keep Your Back in the Basketball Zone

No Pain, All Game: Strategies to Keep Your Back in the Basketball Zone

Introduction 80% of the population suffers low back pain at some point in their life. Athletes have a lower risk of this due to their active lifestyles, but still, 5-10% of athletes suffer from an injury of the lumbar spine (low back). Due to the strenuous nature of the sport, basketball is one of the activities that …

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Ankle Pain Without Swelling: What’s Going On?

Ankle Pain Without Swelling: What’s Going On?

Introduction Ankles play a crucial role in our daily movements, providing stability and support. However, when ankle pain without swelling strikes, it can be perplexing and uncomfortable. In this blog, we’ll explore the anatomy of the ankle, common causes of pain without swelling, associated symptoms, and insights into diagnosis, home management, professional help, and preventive …

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Breaking Down Back Pain: A Physical Therapist's Guide to Understanding the Root Causes

Breaking Down Back Pain: A Physical Therapist’s Guide to Understanding the Root Causes

Imagine this: you’re deadlifting a new PR. 3x your body weight. You’ve been working on your fitness & strength for the last year. You feel good. You feel strong. You’re proud of your dedication & improvement. You’ve practiced the form, and the proper mechanics, you’ve eaten the right foods, and you’ve lost 30lbs. You’ve done …

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Benefits Of Physical Therapist For Athletes

Benefits Of Physical Therapist For Athletes

Introduction In the dynamic world of sports, where athletes continually push their bodies to achieve peak performance, injuries become an inevitable part of their journey. This is where the expertise of a physical therapist for athletes becomes invaluable. In this blog, we will delve into sports physical therapy tailored for athletes, understanding its significance, benefits, …

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The Role of Nutrition in Sports Success

From Plate to Podium: The Role of Nutrition in Sports Success

Nutrition can make all the difference when it comes to getting 1st or 2nd in competition. Many factors go into optimizing your body & athletic potential; weight training, endurance training, flexibility, agility, coordination, talent, work ethic, stress management, sleep, mental health management, height, weight, recovery, & yes, nutrition. It is one aspect and it is …

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Best physical therapy exercises for lower back pain

Introduction Lower back pain, a common ailment for many, goes beyond being a mere discomfort—it significantly impacts daily life. This prevalent issue can disrupt routine activities, affecting work, leisure, and overall well-being. In addressing this challenge, exploring effective solutions such as targeted physical therapy exercises for lower back pain becomes imperative.  In this blog, we …

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