Football Recovery: Methods the NFL Swears By
Sep23

Football Recovery: Methods the NFL Swears By

Football recovery is just as or more important than football practice. And the team with the most fit muscles and mobile joints have the best advantage in winning and in safety. Every athlete has their preferred method of physical therapy that has been tried and tested to be true. With plenty of scientific evidence and testimonials to back it up, it’s hard to argue with these favorites in the NFL. Tried and Tested Football...

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Cupping Takes the Gold at Rio
Aug15

Cupping Takes the Gold at Rio

Michael Phelps created quite the buzz in Rio when he showed up to the platform sporting some concerning bruises. However, we quickly learned that there is no cause for alarm, as they are a common side effect due to cupping. Cupping is an ancient Eastern physical therapy practice of strategically placing cups on the body to create suction, known in the industry as myofascial decompression. This method stimulates blood flow and...

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A Good Reason to get Back on the Horse
Jul08

A Good Reason to get Back on the Horse

Pet therapy has grown very popular in the past few years. Even college campuses have taken to bringing puppies to destress riddled students during final exams week! Therapy dogs are sweeping the nation and our social feeds with adorable pictures of the amazing emotional (and even physical) healing brought to patients by man’s best friend. The newer form of pet therapy that is starting to gain some real recognition has a much larger...

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Muhammad Ali and Parkinson’s: The Final Bout
Jun10

Muhammad Ali and Parkinson’s: The Final Bout

There’s not much left to say about the passing of one of our countries greatest athletes. Nicknamed fittingly as “The Greatest,” Ali was a revolutionary both in and out of the ring. His speed and agility in the ring was unmatched, as well as his bravado and honesty outside of the ring. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1984, the disease would later become his toughest and most trying opponent up until his death earlier this week. An...

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Experts Weigh In: Running Shoes or Running Barefoot?
Apr18

Experts Weigh In: Running Shoes or Running Barefoot?

It’s no secret that a more holistic approach to health and wellness has been growing in popularity, but there are some trends that are a little less known—like running barefoot. Every podiatrist, sports physician, and running magazine bombards you with advertisements about the necessity of corrective footwear. This advertising doesn’t tell you proper technique or how to run, they just tell you what to buy. Corrective...

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Kick-Out Knee Osteoarthritis with Tai Chi Instead of Physical Therapy
Nov23

Kick-Out Knee Osteoarthritis with Tai Chi Instead of Physical Therapy

When you think about tai chi a couple stereotypical things probably come to mind such as white Karate outfits (with black belts of course) and maybe even doing that splitting a wooden board in half with your hand’s chop trick.  You probably think more of it as an Ancient Chinese discipline and defense training than a form of exercise. But, it actually has a lot of positive physical benefits, too. In fact, many people use this...

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