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Football season is in full swing! Gametime brings touchdown passes along with a rise in sports injuries. Due to the constant change of direction combined with the collision of players on the field by far the most common football injuries are to the kne

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Benjamin M. Boyle, DPT, PES, CSCS,
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Xavier Henshaw plays football and lacrosse for Kamiak High School and has worked with IRG performance for over 4 years. After completing physical therapy at SPT – Everett he went on to work with Ben Fuchs, PES, WITS of IRG’s Sports Performance Program,

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Young Jee Filer, PT, DPT, OCS, Clinic Director & Lauren Scantland, PT, DPT, CSCS
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If you are just starting to train, or getting back into your regular workout routine this fall after a busy summer it is important to enter your activity safely. A gait analysis can help you enter your sport without pain to help assess the way your bod

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Dustin Blevins
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Whether your son or daughter is starting up two-a-days at football practice, soccer practice, or you are in the middle of training for your first ‘Couch to 5K’ race staying injury free can make the difference between an average season and an impeccable

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Grace Ellison, PT, DPT
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Whether you are enjoying a weekend trail ride or training for your next triathlon. It is important to ensure that you are taking the correct steps to stay injury free during your next time out. Below are some tips you can take to hurt less on your next

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This new year, health clubs across the country typically enjoy a membership boost as eager souls sign up to make good on their resolutions to “get fit.” But time and time again, enthusiastic newcomers jump into a fitness routine whole-heartedly only to

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A question therapists get frequently asked is whether to use heat or ice. Here are some general guidelines to help in many scenarios. If you have certain conditions such as fibromyalgia, Reflex Sympathetic Disorder (RSD) or rheumatoid arthritis, your s

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Kinesio® Tex Tape and the Kinesio Taping Method provide support and stability to muscles. Based on kinesiology, the tape has the elasticity, adherence and breathability to allow the body’s natural range of motion and support the healing process and goo

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Lauren Van Dyken, PT, DPT
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Sports and physical activity can benefit your health. The benefits of exercise offer stress relief, improving one’s mood, and can provide a better night’s sleep. However, with sport activities comes the risk of an injury. Here are some common sports in

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Know your limits.  These days we’re bombarded with an explosion of workout techniques that encourage you to push yourself to the max (can you say Crossfit?).  These could be the perfect workout but not if you’re not going from sedentary to extremely ac

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Often sports injuries are immediately evident, however, others can have slow and progressive onset that worsen over time. It is important to pay attention to both types of injuries, as chronic problems can and often do develop. Below, we offer some com

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Alessia Eng, PTA, CAFS
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One of the most common injuries is an ankle sprain. The most common of these is called an inversion-sprain in which the foot is rolled out. On the outer portion of the ankle are three ligaments which can be stretched or torn. There are different severi

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The most common baseball & softball injuries include mild soft tissue injuries, such as muscle pulls (strains), ligament injuries (sprains), cuts, and contusions (bruises). Although baseball/softball is a non-contact sport, most serious injuries ar

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Janice Stegmiller PT, DPT, ATRIC
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Arlington Physical & Hand Therapy has offered aquatic physical therapy for several years. Over the last two years there have been some changes to the program to fully utilize the facility and background of the aquatics staff. Janice Stegmiller, PT,

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Benjamin M. Boyle, DPT, PES, CSCS
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The average golfer has spent countless hours at the driving range over the years, seeking to refine technique only to become frustrated, as they seemingly take one step forward and then two steps back. Many times we are convinced that we are only a few