Injury Prevention in Young Athletes

Young athletes are more susceptible to injury than adult athletes because their bodies are still growing. Grade school athletes are less likely to injure themselves than high school because they are smaller and slower, but athletes in high school are bigger, faster, and stronger and can deliver high amounts of force to opponents in contact sports. Young athletes and their parents can both take actions to avoid common injuries.

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Anterior Knee Pain

Anterior knee pain has many causes. Often medical professionals and patients are worried about ligaments, tendons, or patella tracking issues. While these are all related causes of anterior knee pain, there can be an underlying problem that goes unaddressed. One of the most commonly forgotten causes of anterior knee pain is the infrapatellar fat pad or Hoffa’s fat pad. Hoffa was the first person to describe this structure in literature.

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Torticollis and How Physical Therapy Can Help

Are you new or expecting parents? Chances are you may not know what torticollis is. It is a diagnosis that you need to be aware of as it can affect your newborn. As with most medical diagnosis, knowledge is power. Knowing what to look for and what steps to take can significantly increase healing time and decrease the chance of motor deficits.

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The Myokinesthetic System

Why do patients seek the services of a Physical Therapist? For many people, PAIN that is affecting their every-day life is the reason they get help. But what happens for patients when the pain becomes chronic, or when traditional interventions don’t seem to help, or when the pain doesn’t seem to fit a specific category? What are other types of treatment available? Over the past 20 years, Dr. Michael Uriarte, DC, has developed the Myokinesthetic (MYK) System and has been teaching it to therapists across the nation. In many instances, this MYK System has provided patients with pain relief and improved function.

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