Protect, Prevent & Keep Moving: How to Return to Activity After an Injury

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Whatever the case might be, you got injured, and it can be frustrating.

Whether it’s an injured knee or wrist, injuries tend to limit your ability to do normal activities while you heal. Regardless if you’ve pulled, torn, broke or sprained a body part, there are a few steps to help you get back to activity once you’re cleared from your doctor.
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Foot Health Awareness Month: 10 Tips to Keep Your Feet Healthy

Foot Health Awareness Month

April is Foot Health Awareness Month.

Our feet play an important role in the health and well-being of our bodies. Our feet help us walk, run, jump, climb and carry us about our day every single day. We often don’t pay much attention to our feet until they start hurting. By the time your foot or feet start hurting, you have already sustained an injury or another health problem. If your feet hurt all the time, every day, that is not normal. Your feet should not hurt. If you are feeling pain, it is time to see your doctor or podiatrist to make sure you do not have a more serious issue like plantar fasciitis, diabetes, flat foot, a stress fracture or another issue. Here are 10 tips to keep your feet healthy:

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Ouch, I’m Hurt! Now What?

It’s not how it happens, it’s how you react, rehab, and recover your injury that matters.

We get it: sitting on the sideline watching your teammates play is frustrating. Besides rehab, there’s not much you can do. But you know what’s worse? Re-injury. Avoid such mishaps with these essential injury solutions.

 

What You Can Do About Youth Football Injuries on the Rise

Many youth are involved in football these days from your local Pop Warner league to middle school and high school leagues. Kids are playing in flag football and tackle football games and injuries are on the rise. These injuries range from concussions to overuse injuries to trauma. The statistics on youth injuries is alarming. In fact, injuries like concussions are causing some high schools to cut programs and players to stop playing.

Despite injuries, there is still going to be high involvement in football. Football is the core of many high school athletics. Young kids are brought up and trained through their local football leagues to play in high school, college and the hopes of playing in the NFL. This makes it increasingly important to educate athletes, coaches and parents about the possible injuries associated with playing football and how injuries can be prevented and what you can do if you are injured.

We’ve put together this handy guide for anyone involved in football – at any level – to be able to learn and take action to protect themselves and prevent injuries.

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Physical Therapy and Wearing a Brace Can Help Treat and Prevent Common Knee Injuries in Runners

By Carl Gargiulo, DPT

Getting regular physical activity is essential for achieving and maintaining good health, and that’s why we encourage all of our patients to get enough exercise every week.  One of the best possible ways to stay active is by running, which requires little more than a good pair of running shoes, some outdoor routes to follow—or a treadmill—and the motivation to get moving.  For these and many of its other attractive qualities, running has become one of the most popular forms of exercise in the U.S.  But unfortunately, common running injuries tend to prevent would-be runners from getting started and may also hold back experienced runners from returning.

Recent statistics estimate that more than 40 million Americans claim to be regular runners.  The reasons for this massive number of people being drawn to running may be different for everyone, but the wide array of health benefits associated with running is likely to be a major factor.  Of the seemingly countless benefits that have been identified by research, running on a regular basis has been found to:

  • Reduce high blood pressure
  • Improve sleeping habits
  • Lower the risk for cardiovascular disease
  • Boost brain performance
  • Improve mood by reducing stress and anxiety
  • Help people better control weight and maintain good overall health

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