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What are Shin Splints? How to Relieve this Common Runner’s Affliction

Do your shins throb and ache after your daily run? Do you have shin tenderness, sensitivity, soreness or pain that persists after beginning a new and intense physical activity? You may be experiencing shin splints, also known as tibial stress syndrome. While you may have heard of this condition, you may wonder, what are shin […]

Tennis Injury Prevention: How to Avoid Common Tennis Injuries

Warm weather is here, and we are finally getting back to our favorite outdoor activities. If you enjoy tennis, you might be eager to hit the court as soon as possible. But grabbing your racket without any preparation may not be the best idea. Even a few hours of swinging a racket can lead to […]

Achilles Tendonitis and Running: Recovery and Prevention

With each step you take, your Achilles tendon is at work. The Achilles tendon, also known as the heel cord, is the thick and fibrous band of tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It is the strongest tendon in the body, and it allows us to push off the ground when […]

Strengthen Your Golf Swing: The Best Warm-Up Stretches for Spring Golf

Spring is here, and getting back to golf is top of mind for many people. If you haven’t been active this winter, you may be a bit out of practice. Grabbing your clubs without a warmup isn’t always the best idea. Before you head back to the range, practicing some of the best golf warm-up […]

Common Winter Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

With the 2022 Winter Olympic Games starting up, millions of Americans will witness spectacular feats of athletic prowess. From snowboarder Shaun White sailing twenty feet in the air to the figure-skaters gracefully floating around the rink, there will be no shortage of sensational athletic feats. These remarkable events may inspire some of us to take […]

Olympic Weightlifting and Physical Therapy Rehabilitation

When the Olympic Games took place this past summer in Tokyo, the world watched as global competitors participated in one of the oldest Olympic Games events, Olympic weightlifting. While many view Olympic weightlifting as only for the ultra-strong, physical therapist Tyler Lang, PT, DPT, has a different take on the sport.  Lang, a Certified Olympic Weightlifting […]

Concussion Signs and Symptoms to Watch

The arrival of autumn means that it’s finally football and soccer season! Athletes can’t wait to grab their gear and hit the field for their favorite sports activities. One drawback of the season though? It’s also a prime time for sports injuries, including concussions. While any sport presents the possibility for injuries, both soccer and […]

Preventing Labrum Tears for Golfers: 7 Tips to Avoid This Serious Shoulder Injury

Golf is considered a leisure sport, but the truth is, there are many ways that golfers can get injured on the course. Preventing labrum tears, golfer’s elbow, and other common golf issues is critical to your game and health. So what are some of these common golf injuries? We’ve discussed golfer’s elbow, one common golf […]

Get Back in the Game: 10 Tips for a Safe Return After a Season Off

Even the most dedicated athlete must take a break occasionally. Whether due to illness, injury, or scheduling conflicts, it’s perfectly natural to take a season off. But after a pause, especially like many of us have taken in the past year, how do you get back in the game? If you’re the parent of a […]