The truth is, every athlete is at risk to sustain an ACL tear; but no one is ever ready to endure or rehabilitate one. As rehabilitation specialists, you know just how debilitating this injury can be physically, emotionally and mentally for athletes of any level or gender. As the first line of protection after the […]

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How Diligent Movement Assessments Improve Patient Outcomes

by Rebecca Moore on February 15, 2017

Veteran physical therapist or not, you are more than likely stuck in your ways when it comes to routine procedures such as movement assessment. And you should be! If you have found a method that works for you, more power to you. Just hear us out… How SFMA can enhance your movement assessment Simply put, […]

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Kinesiology Taping Technique for Chronic Achilles Tendon Pain #TapeTuesday

February 14, 2017

Continuous, intense physical activity is great, right? Not if it results in Achilles tendonitis. This wear-and-tear injury is characterized with persistent pain, as well as stiffness, tenderness or swelling of the heel. The severity of Achilles tendonitis will dictate the treatment options, but it is important to give patients simple remedies they can implement at […]

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IASTM Treatment Protocol for an Inversion Ankle Sprain

February 9, 2017

The “ankle roll”; just about every athlete has been there, and just about every clinician has treated it. While inversion ankle sprains are incredibly common in athletics, this injury is no stranger to everyday people both young and old (and especially clumsy ones). Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization is an adjunct therapy gaining popularity in […]

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Top Five Components of an Ankle Injury Prevention Program

February 8, 2017

Athletic trainers are no strangers to ankle taping. No matter the sport, quick changes in direction and/or prolonged stress of the ankle leaves it incredibly susceptible to injury. Getting ahead of the game is key in injury prevention, but before you go having every athlete doing hundreds of ankle exercises, consider the most important components […]

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Wrist Hyperextension Kinesiology Taping Technique – #TapeTuesday

February 7, 2017

A wrist hyperextension can happen a number of ways, from a fall gone wrong to simple overuse of the wrist. According to Dr. Greg Doerr, hyperextension injuries are often characterized by “dorsal wrist pain or pain in the ulnar corner, with pain from the pushing position and difficulty with extension.” While there are plenty of […]

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How to Prepare for CSM San Antonio 2017

February 6, 2017

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Advocating for Your Athletes: The Challenges Facing Student-Athletes Today

February 2, 2017

You are the first line of defense for the athletes you care for. Whether that involves treating their injuries or helping them cope with the high demands of being a successful student-athlete, your players are relying on you to have the knowledge and insight necessary to help them endure every challenge. “As athletic trainers, we […]

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The Janda Approach to Chronic Pain Syndromes

February 1, 2017

Chronic pain plagues millions of Americans as we speak. We know this, we diagnose this, and we try to treat this; but still the pain remains. If this is the case, what could we possibly do differently to curb chronic musculoskeletal pain? Shouldn’t the diagnosis of the pain be enough to guide treatment approaches? Experts […]

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Lumbar Compression Kinesiology Taping Technique #TapeTuesday

January 31, 2017

Lifting weights, both in good form or bad, can inevitably result in some pain. Hopefully it’s just delayed onset muscle soreness (in which case we have the perfect solution), but sometimes injuries can occur that need a little more TLC. Don’t fret though; it doesn’t have to be a complicated clinical endeavor! One specific example, […]

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