Category Archives: Sports Injuries

Pros and Cons of Autograft or Allograft Use in ACL Reconstruction

The two most common approaches to arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL surgery is the use of an autograft or an allograft. Each approach has its own set of risks and benefits, so let’s take a look at the differences between these two methods. Autograft What is an autograft? An autograft is a part of a… Read More »

  • Posted on: Apr 26 2014
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Rehabilitation FAQ: Your Common Questions Answered

  Orthopaedic physical therapy can help an athlete following an injury, allowing them to return to their sport as safely and quickly as possible. This type of therapy also applies to rehabilitation following amputation, surgery or other invasive procedures, and can be combined as part of a treatment or recovery plan.  Keep reading to learn… Read More »

  • Posted on: Apr 26 2014
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Keeping Your Shoulders Healthy and Strong

Shoulders have more mobility than any other joint in the body, so even a minor injury can lead to a significant loss of strength in the area. Most commonly, shoulder injuries are caused by a sports activity which involves excessive, repetitive motions, such as baseball, swimming, or tennis. Because the shoulder contains a significant amount… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 8 2013
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Top Treatments for Tennis Elbow

Tennis is a fun and effective way to keep in shape. However, overuse of the elbow during a game can cause serious pain!  Tennis elbow occurs when the tendons that join your forearm muscles to the outside of your elbow become  swollen. Although this condition is usually associated with sports, it can affect anyone who… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 8 2013
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Playing Smart: Top Patient Questions About Concussions

When we hear the term “sports related injury,” we most often think of conditions such as sprains, dislocations and ACL tears.  Very rarely are concussions the first thing that comes to mind.  A topic that doesn’t get the attention or consideration it deserves, it has never been more crucial for athletes, coaches and parents to… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 31 2013
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What Is Sports Psychology?

Sports and psychology – we don’t often associate the two with one another, but sports performance and mental state are actually inherently tied.  Drawing knowledge from kinesiology and psychology, sports psychology is one of the most important emerging new fields in the world of mental health counseling.  So, what’s it really all about? The goal… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 17 2012
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Rotator Cuff Injury: Causes & Treatments

Before we can understand how rotator cuff injuries are treated, let’s look at why these types of injuries happen to begin with.  First and foremost, what is the rotator cuff?  Your rotator cuff is the group of muscles and tendons that connect your shoulder blade to your upper arm.  These muscles and tendons help to… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 31 2012
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