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In our last submission, we discussed the role of the physical therapist in recovering from a bone fracture. This week, we will explore specific rehabilitation methods used by physical therapists to restore strength, range of motion, and mobility after the cast comes off. Rehabilitation Techniques in Physical Therapy Six weeks of limb immobilization typically causes a loss of strength, range of motion and functional mobility. The overall goal of physical therapy after a fracture is to overcom...
Posted on 2018-10-09
Shin splints are an injury to the lower legs, often called the “bane of runners”. It is extremely painful and can easily become a chronic problem if left untreated. This week, we will explore common causes, symptoms, and risk factors for this nagging injury. “Shin splints” is the common term for the medical condition known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome. The term refers to pain along the shin bone (tibia). Shin splints, common in runners, dancers and military recruits,...
Posted on 2018-07-16

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