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By: Austin G Johns CSCS CES HC OrthoVirginia Director, Post-RehabilitationSports fall upon this continuum depending upon the rigor, force, substrate, equipment, and physical application of the activity. Swimming, for instance, requires an extreme
By: Paul J. Switaj, MDThe Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. As the tendon moves toward the heel, the fibers rotate, giving it greater mechanical resistance, but creating an area with poor blood supply which may makes
By: Anthony Phillips, DPT, CSCSI often say that if I could pick only one exercise to give to a runner, I would pick the Single Leg Romanian Deadlift, or Single Leg RDL as it is better known. This is an awesome bang for your buck exercise, as it hits
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
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