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Despite Return, Joel Embiid Still Faces Challenges to Overcome Knee Injury

Despite Return, Joel Embiid Still Faces Challenges to Overcome Knee Injury

April 5, 2021
A lot of sports fans and sports gamblers held their breath a few weeks ago when the 76ers faced the Washington Wizards. A week prior, Joel Embiid was listed as the favorite to win the MVP this year. That will...
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How Physical Therapy Reduces the Negative Effects of COVID-19

How Physical Therapy Reduces the Negative Effects of COVID-19

March 25, 2021
As we learn more about COVID-19, one thing is becoming clear: physical activity helps fight COVID-19. Recent research suggests physical therapy can reduce mortality rates in patients hospitalized with COVID-19. The study, which was presented at the Association of Academic...
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Physical Therapy is in Tiger Woods’ future. Can it save his golf career?

Physical Therapy is in Tiger Woods’ future. Can it save his golf career?

March 10, 2021
  Eight years ago, golf fans were not pondering whether Tiger Woods would break Jack Nicklaus’ hallowed record for most majors won, they were debating when it would happen. Debates continue to this day, although the question has changed. Now...
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Physical Therapy is a Team Effort

Physical Therapy is a Team Effort

February 25, 2021
How do you make medical decisions? Do you have a plan? If you do, how do you come up with that plan? Does the clinician – a physical therapist or doctor – make all the decisions or is it a...
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Physical Therapy Reinvigorates Endurance Athlete’s Career

Physical Therapy Reinvigorates Endurance Athlete’s Career

February 12, 2021
As a devoted endurance athlete, Don Ramon of Acworth, GA has seen his fair share of bumps and bruises during rides and races. Several years ago, he took his biggest hit, literally, when he was struck by a car while...
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How Important Are Lifting Mechanics?

How Important Are Lifting Mechanics?

February 8, 2021
“Don’t round your back”, “Lift with your knees, not your back”, and “keep you back straight” are commonly used phrases for preventing lifting injuries. When looking at the research, these phrases fail to hold water. Lifting with a rounded low...
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Walking Deserves More Love

Walking Deserves More Love

January 27, 2021
Walking is one of the best forms of exercise. I used to be resistant to this view. I considered walking as an on-ramp which led to moderate and high-intensity exercise. Walking is less threatening than most forms of exercise and...
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Stretching To Prevent and Recover From Injuries: Does It Work?

Stretching To Prevent and Recover From Injuries: Does It Work?

January 19, 2021
Stretching is a natural part of all exercise. We stretch during gym class, before starting a group run, information during football practice. If kids don’t stretch they will never get the fancy Presidential Fitness bumper stickers for their parents. Should...
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People Are Not Cars: We Do Not Breakdown, We Adapt

People Are Not Cars: We Do Not Breakdown, We Adapt

January 14, 2021
Analogies are wonderful tools for expressing ideas and explaining otherwise complex information. They are common in healthcare as clinicians often used them to explain a diagnosis or treatment. While analogies can simplify information and build understanding, they can also create...
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