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Before we talk about the Suspended Gait Training, let's first look at what Gait Training is.  According to Wikipedia, "Gait training or gait rehabilitation is the act of learning how to walk, either as a child, or, more frequently, after sustaining an injury or disability." In Physcial Therapy, Gait Training is used after an injury or any condition which affects your ability to walk.  It can be used for general weakness, after a stroke, and various neuromuscul...
Posted on 2020-07-02
            Last week, we looked into the causes, symptoms, and methods of prevention of ACL injuries. This week, we will discuss prevention methods, treatment options and the subsequent risks involved.    Prevention Proper training and exercise can help reduce the risk of ACL injury. A physical therapist, athletic trainer or other specialist in sports medicine can provide assessment, instruction and feedback that can help you r...
Posted on 2020-02-29
It's September and cooler months are coming.  How do cooler days affect your pain?  For some people, their pain lets them know what's about to happen with the weather.  In today's world, we always seem to be rushing around and looking for instant gratification.  But consider this-What's more important, immeidate pain relief or learning how to control your pain over time and situations?  We know instant relief would be great.  But if your pain keeps returning, other...
Posted on 2019-09-19
Last week, we began an in-depth examination of Patellar tendonitis, also known as “Jumper’s knee”, an overuse injury that is caused by from too much running or jumping activities that results in pain at the front of the knee. In Part 1, we discussed common causes and symptoms, and risk factors for patellar tendonitis. This week in Part 2, we will delve into the diagnosis and treatment options for this condition, and preventive measures that can be taken to avoid injuring th...
Posted on 2018-06-25
Jumper’s knee or patellar tendonitis is an overuse injury that is caused by from too much running or jumping activities that results in pain at the front of the knee. This pain is generally localized towards the bottom of the kneecap. The actual injury is inflammation or degeneration of the patella tendon, which connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone. The patellar tendon is located at the front of the thigh and working with the muscles, allows the knee to extend for kicking, runnin...
Posted on 2018-06-18
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