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What Is Tendonitis of the Knee?

For function and mobility, the knee is one of the body’s most important parts. If not for your knees and their ability to bend, you could not walk, run, or jump. Sometimes, from overuse—or even illness—you can sustain injury to the tendon connecting your kneecap to your shinbone. Commonly called tendonitis of the knee, patellar […]

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The Benefits of Swimming

Regardless of the season, Florida residents are blessed with abundant sunshine and high temperatures year round, which makes for excellent swimming weather. A refreshing pastime, not only is swimming a great way to combat hot weather, but it’s also an incredibly fun activity and cardio exercise. In fact, a consistent swimming schedule is a huge […]

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Youth Football Common Injuries

While baseball is America’s pastime, football is arguably the nation’s most popular sport. Not only is playing football a great physical activity to help players of all ages gain speed, strength, and athletic skill, but it is also instrumental in building character, sportsmanship, and physical prowess in our youth. As such, it’s no wonder that […]

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4 Top Reasons Physical Therapy Is Important

The human body can do incredible things and is often pushed to, or even past, its limits. If you play a sport or participate in strenuous physical activity, you understand the toll it can take on your body. An important thing to remember is that like any machine, your body needs care and maintenance to […]

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Should I Be Worried That My Joints Crack and Pop?

Either for relief or out of habit, you probably crack your knuckles or even your neck every once in a while without giving it a second thought. However, when your knees and other joints begin to creak on their own, you may take it as a sign of getting older and begin to panic. But […]

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What Is the Difference Between an ACL Tear and an ACL Sprain?

Even if you don’t play sports, you’ve likely heard of the dreaded anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. For athletes, an ACL injury could end a season, and, in severe cases, a career. ACL injuries are usually the result of a botched play, improper movement, or overextended range of motion while jumping, twisting, or running. While […]

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Tips to Prepare for Fall Sports

For most, the summer season is a time to unwind, relax, and get some much-needed downtime. For athletes, however, the summertime is a crucial period to maintain your shape and skill ahead of the fall sports season by following a strategic conditioning plan. To make sure your strength and stamina stay consistent during the offseason, […]

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Football Related Rotator Cuff Injuries

The high impact sport of football requires skilled athletes to push their bodies to extreme limits. Such physical gameplay can often result in injury. Due to repeated overuse, one of the most common football related injuries involves the rotator cuff. Whether you’re a cannon-armed quarterback or a defender shoulder tackling your opposition, the threat of […]

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Best Core Stabilization Exercises

When it comes to which types of exercises you should prioritize, those that focus on the core stabilization should be at the top of your list. Having ample core strength is incredibly important to maintain proper mobility. By doing the right exercises to improve your core strength, you can reduce back pain, improve your balance, […]

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What Are Shin Splints?

If your shins ache and become inflamed when you exercise, then you may be suffering from shin splints. Also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, shin splints is a condition that results after a large amount of stress has been put on your shinbone. This often occurs among athletes, but it can also occur from […]

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