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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery is one of the most damaging experiences an athlete can go through. Although orthopedic surgical techniques have improved greatly in the past few decades, recovery is still slow (6 – 12
By: Anthony Phillips, DPT, CSCSIt is fair to say that ACL injuries have reached epidemic numbers, with an estimated 350,000 ACL reconstructions performed in the United States each year. The primary group affected is adolescent females who participate
Arthritis is a degenerative disease of cartilage (smooth lining of the joint surfaces). Arthritis in the big toe is the most common arthritic condition in the foot (1 in 40 people over the age of 50).Most patients complain of pain in the big toe
Brantley Vitek, MDAs much as we Virginians love the winter season, with the holidays, skiing and ice skating, snow days and sledding, eventually we're ready for warmer weather. Sometimes it seems as if spring will never arrive. But it
By Austin G Johns CCS CES Director, Post-Rehabilitation Return to Sport ProgramYou can't sprint if you're unable to stop, and you can't jump if you're unable to land. The idea referenced in this quote refers to standard laws in
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