Category: Pro-PT

Concussion Rehab

As the research continues to grow on diagnosis and prevention of concussion management, the question is still posed…what can I do after a concussion is diagnosed?

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Concussions are an ever-growing problem among high school athletes. Injuries to the brain are not “visible” and are often not taken as seriously as the more apparent orthopedic sports injuries, especially if the athlete never loses consciousness.

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According to research, it is estimated that over 10 million people suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction, also known as TMJ. TMJ involves a range of conditions affecting jaw muscles and jaw joints. For most TMJ problems, there is no definitive cause, it may be linked to a previous jaw injury, rheumatoid arthritis, or to arthritis. While TMJ conditions are not considered serious problems, jaw pain can affect quality of life and can result in long lasting symptoms.

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The Risk and Reward for CrossFit Athletes

On August 26, 2017, male and female athletes of all ages will meet at the Tulare Ag Center to participate in the Central Valley Throwdown, a “CrossFit” event. Along with their coaches and box mates, these athletes are going to have the opportunity to determine the results of their training and mental preparation in an effort to set new PRs, and possibly stand amongst the area’s top athletes at this years Central Valley Throwdown.

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Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis: Aquatic Physical Therapy

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis characterized by joint stiffness, local inflammation, tenderness, and limitations of movement. Osteoarthritis of hip and knee is one of the most common orthopedic disorders in the world. Osteoarthritis affects approximately 70 percent of the population aged over 55 years.

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Physical Therapy Treatment of Headaches

One of the most common causes of disability in the United States is neck pain which can result in a wide variety of symptoms such as arm pain, back pain, and headaches. Headaches that arise from a cervical origin are frequently severe and debilitating and can result in difficulty concentrating and irritability. Many people incorrectly believe that their “cervicogenic” headaches are due to migraines and that they can never be changed. The reality is these headaches can be treated successfully by a physical therapist.

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