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  • Physical Therapy for Hip Injuries

    Physical Therapy for Hip Injuries

    Your hips are one of the sturdiest joints of your body. For athletes, an injury to the hip could be career ending if treatment and therapy is not received in a timely manner. For the elderly, a hip injury could mean loss of independence and having to rely on others for personal needs. Here are a few common hip injuries and physical therapy exercises that may help resolve them:

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  • How to Improve Your Balance to Prevent Falls

    How to Improve Your Balance to Prevent Falls

    Every year, more than 2 million Americans are treated in the emergency room for injuries related to falls. The consequences of falling at an old age can be quite severe given the lowered bone density, weakened muscles, and decreased capacity of the body the heal itself as you grow older. In fact, falls are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the people above the age of 65.

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  • The Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Hip Arthroscopy

    The Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Hip Arthroscopy

    Hip arthroscopy is a relatively new procedure when compared to knee and shoulder arthroscopy. However, due to its many advantages, it is fast becoming the preferred treatment option for different types of hip injuries. Here are a few questions to ask your doctor before you undergo hip surgery:

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  • How Strength Training Improves Running

    How Strength Training Improves Running

    In the past, runners were discouraged from “gym training” and the reasoning was excess muscle mass would slow down a runner. However, a personalized weight-training program designed to improve functional strength and explosive power will provide you with significant gains in running speed and stamina.

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  • Don't Ignore These Symptoms

    Don't Ignore These Symptoms

    You may have come across the term "labral tear" due to the large number of high-profile athletes having undergone treatment for this condition.

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  • Benefits of Foam Rolling for Athletes

    Benefits of Foam Rolling for Athletes

    In the past few years, foam rolling (AKA self-myofascial release) has become an integral part of many athletic training programs due to its performance enhancing and rehabilitative benefits. Foam rollers can be carried and used practically anywhere. In fact, athletes can even be seen using them at airport terminals during a layover!

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  • Q&A on Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

    Q&A on Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

    Why are shin splints a common problem for beginning runners?
    New runners have a higher risk of developing shin splints because they often occur after sudden changes in physical activity. These changes can be in frequency, duration and intensity, which are all factors that someone preparing for a 5K need to increase.

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  • Outcomes of Hip Arthroscopy in Competitive Athletes

    Outcomes of Hip Arthroscopy in Competitive Athletes

    Arthroscopy, a term derived from the Greek words ‘arthro’ (joint) and ‘skopein’ (to look), is considered one of the most important orthopedic developments of the twentieth century. The combination of advanced fiber-optics which allow better visualization than the naked eye and highly-specialized instruments that provide greater dexterity than the human hand can deliver treatment through small incisions for top-level athletes, reducing recovery times and postoperative complication rates.

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  • The Growing Trend of Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

    The Growing Trend of Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

    The direct anterior hip replacement is a minimally invasive procedure first performed in the US in 1996. In the past 10 years, there has been a growing trend among orthopedic surgeons as well as patients to opt for this technique when performing/undergoing hip replacement surgery.

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  • Why Athletes May Need Hip Replacements

    Why Athletes May Need Hip Replacements

    In recent years, the number of hip replacements performed in the US has been skyrocketing. A research study demonstrated that the numbers more than doubled from 138,700 to 310,000 over a 10-year period, with the highest increase (205%) being in the 45 to 54 year old age group. Surgeons say that even athletes in their 20s and 30s are sometimes opting for hip replacements.

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