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Troy Aikman Knows How To Cope With Headaches! (watch)

Many people know Troy Aikman as one of the most recognizable figures ever to grace the gridiron. He was a 3x Super Bowl champion, Pro Football Hall of Fame & Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor inductee. For years many thought Troy Aikman was only experiencing headaches but he was finally diagnosed as a migraine sufferer after seeing a physician. Many...

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Troy Aikman Is Disciplined In Diet & Exercise! (watch)

Troy Aikman has been retired longer than when he played 12 consecutive seasons for the Dallas Cowboys. The new generation of NFL fans is more focused on his work as a Fox analyst than for his years as a 3x Super Bowl champion & Hall of Fame QB! At age 48, Troy Aikman has mastered his second career as a...

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Troy Aikman’s Tips For Staying Fit & Active! (watch)

Troy Aikman likes to keep his workouts as varied as possible. He likes to lift weights 4 days a week and most days he runs up to 4 miles. Troy Aikman also adds biking into the mix. He looks at working out as a release for him as well as enjoying it! The best advice Troy Aikman gives is to...

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Brett Favre Never Gave Up In Football & Life! (watch)

Brett Favre grew up in Kiln, Mississippi where he played football for Hancock North Central High School. His father, Irvin Favre was coach of the team preferring Brett run with the ball rather than pass in a run offense scheme. Brett Favre got his wish to play QB at Southern Mississippi where he played for 4 years!!!! Brett Favre was...

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Brett Favre’s Career Ending Sack Was Crushing! (watch)

Brett Favre in a game vs the Buffalo Bills on December 5, 2010 was hit by linebacker Arthur Moats causing him to sustain a sprain of the AC joint in his throwing arm. On December 13, 2010 due to his sprained shoulder, Brett Favre was inactive for the game vs the NY Giants ending his consecutive regular season start streak...

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Troy Aikman Talks About Concussions! (watch)

Troy Aikman's final season with the Dallas Cowboys was in 2000. Troy Aikman suffered from several concussions during the season & as a result there was a revolving door at QB between him & former Eagles QB Randall Cunningham. Troy Aikman's final game at home was vs the Washington Redskins that year. Troy Aikman was hit by Redskins linebacker LaVar...

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Brett Favre Talks About His Most Cherished Record! (watch)

Since being named the starting QB of the Green Bay Packers on September 27, 1992 vs the Steelers, Brett Favre never missed a game spanning 18 1/2  consecutive seasons. Brett Favre now holds the record for the most consecutive starts by ANY player in the NFL with 297 (321 including playoffs). Brett Favre has stated that of all the records...

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Brett Favre Press Conference Day After Lights Out Sack! (watch)

On December 13, 2010 Brett Favre's IronMan streak came to an end when he was marked inactive vs the NY Giants. The AC joint injury the previous week ended his consecutive regular season start streak at 297. On December 20, 2010 while playing the Chicago Bears outside at TCF Bank Stadium due to the collapse of the Hubert H. Humphrey...

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Brett Favre Plays That Built His Legacy! (watch)

Brett Favre also referred to by his nickname "the GUNSLINGER" played for the Green Bay Packers from 1992-2007. Brett Favre's other nickname was IRONMAN due to his holding of the NFL record for consecutive start streak. During his time with the Packers Brett Favre was a Super Bowl Champion (XXXl); 2x NFC Champion ('96 & '97); 11x Pro Bowl; 3x...

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Brett Favre Was An IronMan Early On (click watch)

Brett Favre attended North Central High School, Mississippi where he played baseball & football. On the football team Brett  Favre played QB, lineman, strong safety, place kicker and punter. With his father as head football coach, Irwin Favre primarily ran a run oriented offense. Thus Brett Favre rarely threw more than 5 passes in a game! After high school Brett...

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Brett Favre Has Many NFL Records But One Stands Out! (watch)

Brett Favre was a 20 year old veteran of the NFL who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers. Brett Favre played Quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons (1991), Green Bay Packers (1992-2007), NY Jets (2008) & Minnesota Vikings (2009-2010). Brett Favre's rise to Legacy started in the 4th game of the Packers 1992 season stepping in...

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A Tribute To Tom Brady’s Rise To The Top! (watch)

Tom Brady was born on August 3, 1977 and has played 14 seasons for the New England Patriots. He was born in San Mateo, California. Tom Brady was the established QB at Junipero Serra High School and was a star QB at the University of Michigan for 2 years! Tom Brady had a steady rise to stardom when he was...

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Tom Brady-Life Is To Win! (watch)

Legendary New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has 3 Super Bowl rings in his resume. Tom Brady still feels there is still something greater out there for him. He always wants to feel like he is the best teammate & QB day in and day out. Tom Brady wants to EARN THAT FEELING! In this video you will see Tom...

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Antonio Freeman’s Circus Catch From Brett Favre! (watch)

Brett Favre & Antonio Freeman combined for many touchdown passes but the one you are about to view definitely stands out. Many consider this one of the greatest circus catches of all time. You be the judge on that! The setting is a Monday Night Football Game on November 6, 2000. The game was between the Packers & the Vikings....

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Tom Brady Gives Emotional Speech To Michigan Players! (watch)

New England Legendary QB Tom Brady and former Wolverine stopped by Schembechler Hall at University of Michigan to give a speech to the team. Tom Brady was in the Michigan area getting ready to play a pre season game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in August 2013. His speech to the Michigan football team was truly inspirational!  

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Tom Brady Chases History! (watch)

Here you have Tom Brady getting his start with the New England Patriots in 2001. The hit on Patriots QB Drew Bledsoe by NY Jets linebacker Ray Lewis knocked him out of the game and paved the way for the birth of a legend, Tom Brady. Tom Brady said from the very beginning " that this is an opportunity that...

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Brett Favre Talks About His Blackout Injury! (watch)

Legendary QB Brett Favre talks about concussions at his home in Sumrall, Mississippi. Brett Favre escaped serious head injuries for many years but he did experience a black out injury with the Minnesota Vikings. Brett Favre lets you know what it is like to have this type of head injury. Brett Favre is hoping to be the exception and not...

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How Much Force Does Ray Lewis Exert On a Hit? (watch)

Here is the challenge! Ray Lewis suited up against a Swat team member using a battering ram. The object is to knock out a bolted locked 3" door and calculate the pounds of force used to punish that door. So we have Ray Lewis's "bull rush" vs Swat Member with a "battering ram". This challenge was computer calculated. Here are...

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Brett Favre Helps Rebuilding Oak Grove HS Athletic Facility (read)

In February 2013 the Oak Grove High School (Mississippi) athletic facility was severely damaged by a tornado where Brett Favre was the offensive coordinator of the football team. Brett Favre wanted to help in rebuilding the schools athletic facility. Brett Favre wanted to get a high quality hydrotherapy system for the high school. Brett Favre set things in motion for...

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Ray Lewis Gets His Son On Road To Stardom! (watch)

Ray Lewis, a great father and mentor totally supports his son on the field at Lake Mary Prep High School. Ray Lewis  inspired his son on the sidelines the same way he stirred emotion to his teammates on the Ravens. Ray Lewis tells his son the best advise is to be YOU and not try to be somebody else. Ray...

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Brett Favre Sealed His Hall of Fame Ticket in 2007! (watch)

The 2007 season for Brett Favre put him in the NFL history books! This is the year Brett Farve broke Dan Marino's all time TD record with his 421st TD pass. Brett Favre also broke the all time record for career passing yardage. You will see in this video Dan Marino on the big stadium screen in Minneapolis congratulating Brett...

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Brett Favre Chats About Ironman Streak & Injuries! (watch)

Former Green Bay Packer Legendary QB Brett Favre speaks with a reporter at his home in Sumrall, Mississippi. Here Brett Favre talks about his Iron Man Streak and playing through injuries in the NFL. Brett Favre reveals how tough you have to be in the NFL both mentally and physically. Brett Favre feels his streak will be broken one day...

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Ray Lewis Pushed His Workouts To The Limits! (watch)

Former Baltimore Ravens All Pro Middle Linebacker worked out with his trainer Monte Sanders for many years. A Ray Lewis workout in a day was like what most people put in a week. Ray Lewis worked out 2-3 times per day 6 days a week. Ray Lewis worked every muscle and pushed himself to the limit on a consistent basis....

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Brett Favre Talks About Life After The Game He Loves! (watch)

Former Green Bay Packer QB Legend Brett Favre gives a candid interview with a reporter at his home in Sumrall, Mississippi about life away from football. Brett Favre was certainly worried that life without the competitive nature of NFL football would be boring. Catch up with Brett Favre On His Life In Retirement!

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One On One Workout With Brett Favre! (watch)

Here you have legendary QB Brett Favre working one on one with an Oak Grove HS Warrior receiver on a beautiful field in Mississippi. Brett Favre is teaching this young receiver moves, footing, hand coordination, pass routes and tricks scouts will look for! You will notice every pass Brett Favre throws is laser accurate and at the letters. The player...

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Brett Favre’s Fab Five Receivers! (watch)

In 2007 everyone expected Brett Favre's receiving cast to be lacking! Everyone was wrong, in fact the Packers went on to win the NFC Central with an 11-2 record. How did Brett Favre spread the wealth to his receivers that year? Brett Favre made sure each one of his receivers had food on their plate. Lets look at highlights of...

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Brett Favre Continues To Love The Game! (watch)

Super Bowl Champion/NFL MVP QB Brett Favre has never been one to ride off into the sunset but the gunslinger found happiness. He has been offensive coordinator for Oak Grove H S in Mississippi since 2012. Brett Favre doesn't feel anywhere near the same stress he had starting 299 NFL games at QB. Before he became Oak Groves offensive coordinator...

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Lets Start Preparing 4 Brett Favre at Lambeau This July! (watch)

The Green Bay Packer organization has announced that Super Bowl Champion/NFL MVP QB Brett Favre will be inducted into their Hall of Fame on July 18, 2015 at Lambeau Field. His number 4 will also be retired. Brett Favre played 16 memorable seasons for the Packers and excited Packer Nation every game! This will be an exciting day for Brett...

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Why Was Brett Favre Able To Take The Cold Weather Of Green Bay? (watch)

Brett Favre's play in the extreme cold and snow of Green Bay, Wisconsin raised the Legendary QB to immortality! Have you ever asked yourself the question of what the secret to his playing best in these conditions? How is someone who is born and raised in Gulfport Mississippi able to function best in the frozen tundra of Lambeau? Well his...

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Brett Favre Is Coming Home To Packer Nation (watch)

The Green Bay Packers have announced that it will induct former Packers Super Bowl/NFL MVP QB Brett Favre into their Hall of Fame on July 18, 2015. The event will also include the retirement of Brett Favre's jersey number 4 by the Packers organization. Brett Favre's response to this was "I'm humbled and honored to be selected for induction into...

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A Super Bowl Blast From The Past With Brett Favre! (watch)

Here you have Brett Favre's first appearance in a Super Bowl played on January 26, 1997 at the Louisiana Superdome. The match up of coaches was Mike Holmgren for Green Bay and Bill Parcells for New England. Brett Favre was matched up against QB Drew Bledsoe. That Super Day Brett Favre completed 14 of 27 passes for 246 yards and...

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Brett Favre Just Knows How To Be A Winner!!!! (watch)

Brett Favre loves the game of football and has the knack to win the big game. The Super Bowl Champion and 3x NFL MVP most recent championship accomplishment was coaching Oak Grove High School in Mississippi to its first state championship in December 2013. He was the offensive coordinator for the team for approximately 2 years. Oak Grove won a...

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Brett Favre’s Foundation Towards Legacy Started Early (Watch)

Brett Favre played football for Hancock North Central High School where is father Irvin Favre was the head coach. After high school, Brett Favre was offered a scholarship to play for Southern Mississippi. As QB for the Golden Eagles he held several records until most were surpassed by Austin Davis by the end of the 2011 season. Brett Favre's road...

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Sports Rehabilitation for Ankle Sprains

Sports rehabilitation and ankle sprains are common to sports where there is severe turning in or out of the ankle causing ligaments to stretch beyond their normal length. Ligaments surrounding the ankle hold the joint in place and provide stability. They function to protect the ankle joint from abnormal movements especially twisting, turning and rolling of the foot. Ankle sprains...

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Brett Favre Mic’d UP! (watch)

Here you have close up of Brett Favre in the huddle and at the line of scrimmage wearing a microphone! This game is against the NY Giants and you feel like you are absolutely in the huddle and behind center with Brett Favre. This video will give you an idea of how cool and relaxed Brett Favre was as a...

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The MNF Tribute- Brett Favre After His Dad Died (watch)

This is the Monday Night Football clip (December 22, 2003) of Brett Favre and how he played against the Raiders the day after his fathers passing. In this video you will see Brett Favre growing up with his dad and highlights of that Monday Night Football game. How Brett Favre gave one of his best performances that night was hard to...

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Brett Favre- Birth Of A Legend (watch)

Green Bay QB Brett Favre takes over for an injured Don Majkowski in September 1992. The rest is history! He was traded from the Atlanta Falcons for a 19 round draft choice on February 10, 1992. Brett Favre became the Packers starting QB in the fourth game of the 1992 season and started every game for Green Bay through the...

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Brett Favre’s TD Pass Record Was Broken But Legacy Remains!(watch)

Peyton Manning breaks Brett Favre's All Time TD passing record yesterday against the 49er's. The Broncos QB surpassed Brett Favre's career mark of 508 with an 8 yard TD pass to DeMaryius Thomas. Peyton Manning ended up with 4 TD passes in the game to bring his total to 510! Manning reached the mark in his 246th game which is...

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Brett Favre Was Exciting on the Field & Sidelines (watch)!

Brett Favre was a master play maker on the field but he had a manner on the sidelines that was truly one of a kind! Coaches and players knew that Brett Favre motivated on the field but was at his best on the sidelines. When Brett Favre spoke on the sidelines everyone stopped and listened. When coaches spoke to him...

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Brett Favre’s Rookie Season With Atlanta Was Shakey!

Brett Favre's rookie season with Atlanta was far from Legendary! In a game against Washington with him behind center the Falcons lost 56-17. You would never believe the rookie QB had 3 interceptions and was pressured in the backfield all game.

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Brett Favre Was a Master at Comeback Wins!

Brett Favre never got rattled when his team was down. He had the confidence to pull off come from behind victories many times!

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Brett Favre’s Top 10 Plays Of All Time

Top 10 plays from Brett Favre's legendary 19-year career in the NFL...

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NFL Players Must Be Fearless of Getting Hit!!

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Here Is A Collection of Footballs Greatest Circus Catches!

Here you have an awesome video of the 10 best circus catches for a wide receiver in college and the NFL. Watching this video gives you the impression that these great receivers make it look routine. What has to be admired is the athleticism, balance, coordination and concentration needed to make this happen. I also find it amazing that these...

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Sports Rehabilitation for Biceps Ruptures

Sports Rehabilitation for biceps ruptures is becoming more common today than ever before. If you look over the NFL injury reports on a weekly basis this injury is starting to be seen more often. By definition a biceps rupture involves a complete tear of the main tendon that attaches the muscle to the shoulder. Anatomically the biceps muscle goes from...

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Sports Rehab for Biceps Strain

Sports rehab for biceps strain is common to sports where there is contact, throwing, repetitive overhead motion and weight lifting. For example football, baseball pitchers, swimmers, tennis players and body builders. This injury is also common to people with poor circulation, poor nutrition, previous upper arm problems and poor conditioning. A biceps strain occurs when the muscle located between the...

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Is there an Epidemic of Sports Injuries in the NFL?

Statistics show that sports injuries continue to rise each year in the NFL. Question to ask is the league facing an epidemic? It seems that every Sunday the injury reports get longer and longer. For instance I looked at some stats starting from 2006 where starting players losing time to injury was approximately 38% and in 2013 it nearly doubled...

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Sports Rehabilitation for Chest Muscle Strains

Sports Rehabilitation and chest muscle pulls are common to sports where there is hard contact to the upper body such as hockey, football, weightlifters, boxers, skiers and wrestlers. The chest or pectoral muscles consist of two muscle groups the pectorialis major and minor. These muscles function to assist with movements of the shoulder blade and shoulder (especially pushing motion and...

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Sports Performance and Thumb Sprain

Sports performance is definitely affected when an athlete sustains a thumb sprain. As you know a stable thumb is necessary for pinching and grasping activities therefore sports performance in many sports has to be affected. From an anatomy standpoint the thumb is comprised of two small bones called phalanges and consists of two joints (IP and MCP). These small bones...

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Kids Back Pain Season is Here!

Each year millions of children carry backpacks overloaded with books, materials, lap tops and sports gear creating concern for the onset of back pain. With kids carrying a heavy backpack to school, during the school day and going home parents must be aware that doctors are seeing more complaints of back pain. These heavy backpacks are the source of acute...

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Sports Rehab and Abdominal Strains

Sports Rehab and Abdominal Strains are common to sports like baseball, football, basketball, soccer and gymnastics. This injury is fairly common in athletes because this group of muscles is constantly engaged. Strong and healthy abdominal muscles only enhance an athlete's performance. If injured the athlete will have great difficulty playing. From an anatomy standpoint there are deep and superficial muscles...

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Postpartum Health and Diastasis of Rectus Abdominis

Have you been struggling and frustrated in your core exercise program related to postpartum health or inappropriate abdominal conditioning for many years? Abdominal or lower back discomfort and the inability to strengthen your abdominals may be related to diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscle. By definition this condition is a separation or split of this extremely important support muscle. After...

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Back Pain and Pregnancy

If you are experiencing lower back pain while pregnant you are not alone. Reports indicate that between 50%-70% have some form of back pain during their pregnancy. Back pain can be noted during any point of the pregnancy but most often occurs later as  the weight of the baby increases. It is almost safe to say that back pain should...

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Sports Performance and Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is not your most common sports injury but when an athlete has the condition it definitely affects sports performance. The small piriformis muscle lies deep within the hip and buttocks region and lies very close to the sciatic nerve. The condition becomes evident when this muscle becomes tight or spasms causing compression and irritation of the sciatic nerve....

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Sports Rehabilitation for Cervical Burners and Stingers

Sports rehabilitation for cervical burners or stingers is most commonly found  in sports with direct impact such as football. Another more technical name for this injury is brachial plexus injury. From an anatomy stand point the brachial plexus is a group of nerves emerging from the neck that form roots and then join together to form trunks.This forms the brachial...

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Sports Rehab and 5th Metatarsal Fractures

Sports Rehab and 5th metatarsal fractures are common to sports that require running or jumping. Such fractures are seen in sports like football, soccer, dancing and basketball where a quick change of direction is needed. The fifth metatarsal is the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the small toe. There are two types of fractures...

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Sports Rehabilitation for Biceps Tendonitis

Sports Rehabilitation and biceps tendonitis is commonly seen in sports that require repetitive overhead activity such as swimming, tennis and baseball(especially pitchers). This injury usually evolves over a period of time where there is wear and tear of the biceps tendon. By definition biceps tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of the long head of the muscle. To clarify, the...

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Benefits of Sports Rehab with a Sports Hernia

Sports Rehab and Sports Hernia are commonly found among professional athletes in football, soccer, hockey, wrestling and tennis. It is also common in weekend warriors going all out in their sport making extreme twisting and turning motions repeatedly. The weekend warrior is certainly not in condition for this kind of activity thus promoting this kind of injury. By definition a...

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Can’t Lose Belly Fat When You Workout Regularly

Did you ever ask the question why you have not lost belly fat if you are working out on a regular basis. The first thing that you must understand is that toning and exercise alone doesn't always do the trick. I am going to present some helpful hints so you can quit wondering and tackle the problem. Hopefully this will...

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Sports Rehabilitation and Lisfranc Injuries

Sports Rehabilitation and Lisfranc Injuries are commonly seen in sports as soccer, football, horse back riding and runners. This midfoot injury is when the bones in the midfoot are fractured or the ligaments that support the bones are torn. The injury can be simple or complex depending on how many bones or ligaments are involved. These Lisfranc injuries should not...

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Badass Beach Workouts For Sprinters

In honor of sunny days and warmer temperatures, now's the perfect time to say so long to the weight room and take things outside. The beach is one of our favorite places for 5 badass beach workouts for sprinters. And why not head straight to the shore? Apart from the beautiful views and mood boost from spending time in the sun, your...

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NFL Teams that Won Super Bowls Against the Odds

It is always nice to take a look into Super Bowl history and see what teams were not supposed to be Super Bowl Champions! Call it what you want underdogs, against all odds or just the surprise Cinderella team. I am going to take a nostalgic journey into teams that made this fantastic journey to the Big Show and came...

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Impact of Video Games in Sports Rehabilitation

Believe or not video games have been having an impact in sports rehabilitation since early part of 2008. Going back a few years many people tend to think of video games as having a violent impact on the players especially teenagers. The other side of video games is that they have the potential to bring out flexibility and motion in...

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Bored with Gym then try Fun Workouts

Fun workouts are a great alternative if you want to bust out of the gym from boredom or lack of motivation. You will be very surprised that the calorie burn with these simple fun exercises is remarkable. Here are some suggestions that I consider game changing in the workout world. (1) Look for Ultimate Frisbee pick up games. You can...

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Sports Rehab for Hip Pointer Injuries

Hip pointer injuries and sports rehab are found in contact sports such as football or when an athlete falls and hits the surface hard (skier, cyclist). A hip pointer injury is a result of a direct blow to the top of the pelvis called the iliac crest or the bony protrusion on the outside of the hip called the greater...

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Facts on Cortisone Injections and Sports Injuries

Many sports injuries are painful,long lasting and hinder participation in sports. The athlete many times opts for a cortisone injection into the injured area. The athlete must understand that cortisone is meant to reduce inflammation and is not a cure. Knowing the benefits and risks of cortisone injections is very important when there is a sports injury. By definition corticosteroid...

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Facts About Steroid Abuse in Sports

Steroid abuse in sports by professional athletes sends out a damaging message in our society. Many of these athletes are looked upon as role models by young people who think being the best is more important than anything else. Young people today see the image of bigger is better but are unaware of what steroid abuse in sports does to...

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Ways to Keep You Motivated in Workouts

People who exercise on a regular basis know that it produces a great feeling sometimes even called a natural high. That feeling is what keeps a lot of people off the couch and in the gym. It is also very common that in time motivation in workouts decreases and this is where your mind comes into play. At this point...

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Spend a Day in NFL Training Camp

NFL training camps have officially started and the battle to start a season officially begins in the hot summer days. Days are never ending, pain and pressure mount. Most pro players look at training camp as the worst month of the year. When players are in front of the cameras and media everyone is excited and happy to be out...

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How to Cope with the Emotional Stress from a Sports Injury?

Most times when you think of a sports injury what immediately comes to mind is the physical rehabilitation needed to recover. To get you through recovery it is extremely important to include sports psychology. These techniques will help you overcome the mental and emotional aspects of the sports related injury. Every athlete will react to an injury in different ways...

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Developing Mental Toughness in the NFL

Developing mental toughness in NFL players is just as important as physical toughness for success on the field. Many NFL teams have been utilizing sports psychologists to develop players proper mindset. The idea of using psychology  only when something is wrong in an individual is based on public stigma or opinions. Case in point, the Super Bowl Champions of last...

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Life Changing Benefits of Regular Exercise

Studies have shown that people who engage in regular exercise live on the average 3 to 7 years longer than a couch potato. It is a proven fact that no matter what age you are regular exercise will better your life in many ways. Being aware of these life changing benefits is hard to ignore. I can safely say that...

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What NFL Players Do Before A Game?

NFL players arrive at the stadium about 2 to 2 1/2 hours before kick off which may not seem like a long time but to the players it is forever. Players arrive way after the smell of tailgaiting parties fill the air and numerous fans wearing their favorite NFL players jersey. This waiting for the action to start happens in...

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Must Eats for Super Athletes

Most super athletes as a result of superstition, ritual or tradition develop food habits that stays with them for the remainder of their careers. Super athletes have certain pregame meals that become a necessity and most consider their lucky food traditions part of their success. Let's take for example Super Quarterback of the Denver Broncos 38 year old Peyton Manning....

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Quality Nutrition and Sports Performance

It is a known fact that better nutrition will enhance your sports performance. All of you must of heard the expression "you are what you eat" has been around for ages. What you place in your mouth directly affects the way you feel and perform. Food is the energy source your body needs to power, perform  and heal on a...

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Sports Rehab for Quadriceps Strain

Sports Rehab for quadriceps strain is common to sports activity that requires sprinting, jumping or kicking. Some of the sports where you may see this injury is football, track, soccer and basketball. By definition a quadriceps strain is a tearing of muscle fibers in one of the anterior thigh muscles. The quadriceps or anterior thigh muscle is made up of...

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Lower Back Pain from Lumbar Strain

The majority of lower back pain is directly associated with lower back or lumbar strain which is an injury to the muscles or ligaments in the lower back region. When the muscles of the lower lumbar region are strained the area surrounding the muscle becomes inflamed. This inflammation leads to the onset of muscle spasms which results in severe pain...

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Sports Rehabilitation for Neck Strain

Sports Rehabilitation and neck strain are common to such sports as soccer, football, wrestling and basketball. The well known term whiplash is applicable in this type of injury because the neck muscles are strained because the force of resistance is stronger than the muscle itself. Neck or cervical strain is painful and debilitating due to the muscle spasms and limited...

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Sports Rehab for Wrist Sprain

Sports Rehab and wrist sprain are common treatments and injuries to certain sports such as baseball, basketball, gymnasts, soccer, skiers, skaters and skateboarders. It is very important to understand the difference between a sprain and strain. A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon that attaches to a bone whereas a sprain is an injury to a ligament...

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How Golfer’s Elbow affects Sports Performance?

Golfer's elbow or medial epicondylitis affects an athletes sports performance because it causes pain along the inner side of the elbow. The pain from this condition can radiate into the forearm and into the wrist. Medial epicondylitis is considered an overuse injury and is associated with a golf swing, hitting a tennis ball, bowling, weight lifters and baseball pitchers. From...

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Sports Rehab and Turf Toe

Sports Rehab and turf toe are common treatments and injuries found in sports activities such as football, basketball, dance, sprinters, wrestlers and martial arts. By definition turf toe is simply a strain to the ligament at the base of the great toe. The term turf toe got its origin by athletes playing on artificial surfaces where the cleats tend to...

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Sports Rehab for Broken Collarbone

Sports Rehab and broken collar bone is a common fracture in contact sports like football, hockey, wrestling and  soccer. A fractured clavicle or collarbone  can also happen in sports activities where falling hard happens such as skiing, cycling and snowboarding. The clavicle is the bone located from the rib cage (sternum) to the shoulder blade (scapular) connecting the arm to...

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Shoulder Rehabilitation for Labral Tear Repair

Shoulder rehabilitation following arthroscopic repair of a torn labrium takes approximately 3-4 months before the shoulder is fully healed. To understand what the labrium is you must first have an understanding of shoulder anatomy. The shoulder joint consists of three bones (1) scapula or shoulder blade (2) clavicle or collarbone and (3) humerus or upper arm bone. The head of...

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Sports Rehabilitation and Stress Fractures

Sports Rehabilitation and stress fractures are common to athletes participating in high impact sports such as track, tennis, basketball, gymnastics and dance. A stress or hairline fracture is a small crack usually in a weight bearing bone (foot, heel, distal fibula) that develops over time from overuse. Bio-mechanically when the muscles in the lower leg are fatigued they can no...

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Calf Strain and Sports Performance

The calf muscle is commonly injured in sports performance activities when the muscle in the back of the leg is overstretched by jumping or changing direction quickly. The calf muscle consists of a large muscle called the gastrocnemius and a smaller muscle called the soleus. The gastrocnemius attaches above the knee and inserts into the heel; the soleus attaches below...

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Sports Rehab following Elbow Dislocation

Elbow dislocation and sports rehab are commonly seen in athletes that participate in football, gymnastics, cycling, rollerblading and skateboarding. The majority of reported elbow dislocations occurs in teenagers and young adults. The elbow is the second most common dislocation after the shoulder. An elbow dislocation occurs when the forearm bones (radius and ulna) get displaced and are out of alignment...

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Sports Rehabilitation following Tommy John Surgery

Sports Rehabilitation following Tommy John surgery is common today among professional baseball pitchers which allows them to resume their careers. The procedure was named after Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John who was the first pro athlete to have this surgery in 1974. The surgery involves either repairing or replacing the injured or torn ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow....

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Sports Rehab for Achilles Tendonitis

Sports Rehab for achilles tendonitis is common for people who participate in sports such as running, football, basketball, tennis, volleyball and dance. By definition achilles tendonitis is a condition of inflammation or irritation of the largest tendon in the body. This tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel and when it becomes swollen and painful weight bearing is difficult....

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Sports Rehabilitation for Patellar Dislocation

Sports rehabilitation for patellar dislocation is very common in young athletes between the ages of 16-20 years old. Sports usually associated with this type of injury involve sudden twisting or direct impacts seen in soccer, ice hockey and gymnastics. By definition patellar dislocation is when the kneecap slips out of its normal position causing intense pain, swelling and reduced mobility....

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome and Sports Performance

Sports performance especially with activity that involves running is directly affected by symptoms of Iliotibial Band Syndrome. This overuse injury occurs when the iliotibial band becomes tight and inflamed. The iliotibial band runs along the outside of the thigh from the hip and attaches to the knee thus helps stabilize and move the knee joint. When the ITB becomes tight,...

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Knee Recovery Time for Bone Contusion

Knee recovery time for a knee contusion can take a few days or several weeks depending on the severity of the injury and how it responds to rehabilitation. A knee contusion is caused from a direct impact or fall on the knee. This results in the capillaries or small blood vessels bleeding into the tissues, muscle and tendons of the...

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Sports Rehabilitation for Concussion Syndrome

Sports Rehabilitation for concussions is very common today as there are an estimated 3.8 million sports related traumatic brain injuries per year in the United States. By definition a concussion is a result of a blow to the head or a force that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Concussions are common to sports such as football,...

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Leg Stretching Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis

Performing certain leg stretching exercises is extremely important to reduce the painful symptoms of plantar fasciitis. By definition plantar fasciitis is a condition where the tissue on the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed creating pain in the arch of the foot and heel. The plantar fascia connects the heel bone to the toes supporting the arch. After repeated strains...

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Shoulder Rehab for Shoulder Separation

Shoulder rehab for a shoulder separation is similar to a shoulder dislocation but they are two very different types of injuries. A shoulder dislocation is when the head of the humerus (ball component) falls out of the socket. A shoulder separation involves the acromioclavicular joint (AC joint) and the acromian process (top of shoulder blade). This is not an injury...

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Sports Rehabilitation for Tennis Elbow

Sports Rehabilitation for tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is not only seen with tennis players but in many occupations where there is repetitive stress on the elbow and forearm. This condition is more commonly seen in hairstylists, electricians, plumbers, contractors and data entry. Lateral epicondylitis is an inflammation or irritation of the prominent bone on the outside of the elbow....

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Neck Pain Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

Neck pain symptoms fall into certain categories where the pain can be dull to sharp and sometimes radiating. It is common sense that if neck pain persists whether dull or sharp these symptoms should not be ignored. As a precaution a visit to the physician is always recommended. After all, neck pain is often indicative of some form of ailment...

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Shoulder Rehab Exercises for Shoulder Dislocation

Shoulder rehab exercises for a shoulder dislocation is usually started after a period of immobility in a sling. The definition of a shoulder dislocation is when the head of the humerus (or ball component) pops out of the socket.  A shoulder dislocation occurs when you fall on the shoulder, being hit with a force and trying to break a fall...

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Lower Back Pain That You Should Not Ignore

Lower back pain is one of the most common orthopedic ailments and is experienced in people of all ages. While a small ache or pain after doing some exercise or rigorous job is considered normal, long-lasting or severe low back pain is something which needs immediate attention. In general, there are three types of low back pain that should not...

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Sports Rehab for Chondromalacia Patella

Sports Rehab for chondromalacia patella or patellofemoral syndrome is commonly seen in many physical therapy offices. The reason for this is that chondromalacia patella is the most common knee ailment. The condition is caused by poor tracking of the patella resulting in inflamed cartilage and tendon areas. Normally the knee cap moves over the knee joint in a straight path...

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Range of Motion following Hip Replacement

The range of motion and strengthening of the hip following total hip replacement must be instructed to the patient. The hip joint moves in many planes which differs it from the knee. The hip joint moves up and down (flexion/extension), in and  out (abduction/adduction) and rotation (internal and external rotation). The muscle that allows the hip to leg lift is...

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Importance of Leg Stretching Exercises in Preventing Cramps

The role of leg stretching exercises plays an important role in reducing cramping in the lower extremity but there are other preventive measures.  Leg cramp is defined as a involuntary contraction or spasm within muscles. The most common site of leg cramp is the calf muscle. Everybody in some time of their life will experience a leg cramp  but it...

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Sports Rehab Protocol For Groin Strain

The sports rehab protocol for a groin strain can be a fairly difficult process for the injured athlete. By definition groin strain is a tear of the the adductor muscle of the inner thigh when the muscle is stretched too far. After all, these injuries can be felt any time that the load bearing muscles of the upper thigh are used,...

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Importance of Leg Stretching Exercises for Shin Splints

An athlete with shin splints must perform leg stretching exercises followed by strengthening to prevent the conditioning from returning. Shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome is often seen in athletes who participate in running and jumping sports. It is characterized by pain in the lower leg between the knee and ankle and symptoms increase with repeated overuse. The condition...

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Sports Rehabilitation for Hamstring Strain Injuries

Sports rehabilitation for hamstrings strains is very common especially among athletes that play soccer, basketball, baseball and football. The definition of a hamstring strain can be described as a muscle tear (partial or complete). Grade 1 is mild and grade 3 is usually complete. Complete hamstring tears are called avulsion injuries. Hamstring strains are caused  by (1) being stretched beyond...

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Sports Rehabilitation For An Achilles Tendon Rupture

Sports rehabilitation for an Achilles tendon rupture and repair is one of the more difficult treatments for a physical therapist. The Achilles tendon is the strongest and thickest tendon in the body but is the most common tendon to rupture. Rupture of the tendon usually occurs in sports that requires jumping, running or change of direction. A ruptured Achilles tendon...

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Shoulder Rehab Protocol For Frozen Shoulder

The shoulder rehab protocol for adhesive capsulitis, known as a frozen shoulder, depends a great deal upon the initial diagnosis and severity the injury. Frozen shoulder is characterized by extreme stiffness, lack of shoulder mobility, and pain when performing normal activities. Adhesive capsulitis can develop from an injury, pain or a chronic health condition such as diabetes or stroke. When a...

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Shoulder Rehabilitation For Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder rehabilitation with patients diagnosed with impingement syndrome are successfully treated without surgery. By definition shoulder impingement syndrome is when the tendons and bursa are compressed from the bones of the shoulder. With this condition pain is persistent and daily activities are affected such as reaching overhead or putting on a shirt. If the condition is not treated inflammation will...

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Shoulder Rehabilitation Facts for Impingement and Frozen Shoulder Syndromes

Shoulder rehabilitation for impingement syndrome and frozen shoulder is remarkably similar even though the shoulder conditions are not exactly the same. The two goals of shoulder rehabilitation planned by the physical therapist are (1) increase movement and (2) managing the pain. The problem with these ailments is that the pain and decreased mobility does not respond quickly. Often it takes...

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Post- Operative Knee Replacement Recovery Time

Knee replacement recovery time is one of the easier times to predict in the field of rehabilitation. By definition total knee replacement is the surgical procedure where the severely damaged knee joint is replaced with artificial material. This material consists of a metal and plastic. The procedure generally requires one and half to three hours and the recovery begins immediately....

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Back Pain Causes and Symptoms: What To Know?

While there are a variety of back pain causes and symptoms, the fact of the matter is back pain is one of the most common complaints that a person will have throughout their life. In order to understand the pain, it is necessary to explore the symptoms that they evoke with specific attention to the areas that are directly affected...

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Methods to Reduce Swelling from an Ankle Sprain

One of the most important functions that a physical therapist can serve following an ankle sprain is creating a plan to reduce swelling in the injured area. The definition of ankle sprain is a common musculoskeletal injury in which the ligaments of the ankle are partially or completely torn due sudden stretching. Sprained ankles are one of the most common...

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Sports Rehabilitation Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

Sports rehabilitation for an anterior cruciate ligament repair (ACL) is a difficult process because it affects the knee. The knee joint is one of the most fragile structures in the human body. An ACL tear is a devastating injury for athletes because of a long period of recovery and the possibility of setbacks following surgery. For the most part, surgeons...

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Shoulder Rehab Protocol Following Rotator Cuff Surgery

After sustaining a tear of the shoulder rotator cuff musculature, the orthopedic surgeon post surgery must establish a shoulder rehab protocol. This will allow the patient to regain the loss of motion and strength without risking re-injury. There is still some debate among orthopedic surgeons about the best protocol of rehabilitation following this delicate procedure. Most surgeon's have agreed upon...

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What Do You Need to Start a Sports Rehabilitation Center?

A sports rehabilitation center is essentially a physical therapy practice that's designed specifically for professional or amateur athletes. If you're interested in starting your own sports rehabilitation center, you might be surprised to find that it's a serious investment to solve your staffing and equipment needs. Sports rehab centers require a great deal of weight lifting equipment, cardiac equipment, treatment...

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Four of the Best Sports Rehab Expert Jobs

A sports rehab expert is responsible for helping an athlete recover from injury or surgery. Sports rehab experts work very closely with the athlete and their sports coach. Working in sports rehabilitation can be a rewarding profession especially if you manage to secure a job for a professional sports team or franchise. Sports rehab experts work as a team to...

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The Importance of Range of Motion Testing

Range of motion testing is an important aspect of physical therapy for a patient. The primary reason being that it dictates in large part the pacing and extent of the treatment plan. Many patients fail to understand what exactly this testing involves and how it directly affects the treatment plan. When patients neglect to perform ROM exercises it opens the...

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Reduce Swelling after Surgery

The best way to reduce swelling after surgery is to follow the instructions of your doctor. Swelling and bruising is normally seen following a procedure. Surgeons are aware that excessive swelling leads to post surgery complications such as incision breakdown. This can lead to an infection thus a poor result from the surgery. In order to heal quickly and properly...

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Effective Range of Motion Equipment Used in Physical Therapy

This article speaks about the most effective range of motion equipment used in physical therapy to measure joint motion. These devices can be used to calculate measurements for any joint in the body. What is Range of Motion? Range of motion can be described as the distance and direction that a joint can move between the flexed  and extended position....

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How Sports Rehabilitation Training Prepares Athletes

When an athlete has been injured they begin a process of sports rehabilitation training. This is a dedicated group comprised of the athlete, physical therapist and athletic trainer to get results. Each one of these individuals plays a part in deciding whether the athlete will make a triumphant return to the game, or sit on the sidelines and watch someone else...

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Knee Surgery Recovery Time Required for Different Procedures

This article discusses knee surgery recovery time needed for the different types of procedures. It also gives a brief introduction about various types of knee surgery procedures. From reading this article you will get an idea about the purpose and benefits involved with each procedure. Athletes and senior citizens become vulnerable to different types of knee injuries and complications. This...

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How to Use Shoulder Rehab Equipment to Your Advantage

Effective use of shoulder rehab equipment can mean the difference between a speedy and prolonged recovery. Any joint injury can substantially interfere with your ability to perform everyday tasks. The effects are far more pronounced if an injury or medical condition limits the movement of a key body joint, like the shoulder. A comprehensive rehabilitation exercise program can not only...

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Four of the Best Sports Performance Jobs

Sports performance jobs are among the most coveted occupations today. Many of these jobs provide prestige for the individual as well as a great and rewarding career. A job in sports performance will suit someone who has a keen interest sports, is able to accurately record information and motivate other individuals to work well within a team. Here are four of...

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The Importance Of Physical Therapy in Knee Injury Recovery

Physical therapy is a key component in knee injury recovery and in the prevention of future injuries. Effective application of physical therapy varies depending on the type of knee injury and specific diagnosis. In some instances physical therapy can be an alternate to surgical procedures if it creates normal functioning  and decreased pain in the knee joint. Bio-Mechanics of Knee The...

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Knee Sprain Recovery-Why Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy plays an important role in knee sprain recovery. A knee sprain is the stretching or tearing of ligaments that support the knee. Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that connect bones to each other. There are four major ligaments  that contribute to the stability of the knee.  By definition knee sprain does not indicate which of the 4...

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Benefits to Performing Leg Stretching Exercises

Performing leg stretching exercises can have a wealth of benefits on your overall health, especially if you have experienced a recent injury or have undergone lower extremity surgery. These exercises can be practiced in a gym or in the comfort of your own home, and are an important step in the rehabilitation process. Leg stretching exercises should be incorporated into...

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All You Need to Know About Back Pain Relief

When it comes to choosing the best treatment for back pain relief, there are important aspects to be considered. Is the pain acute or chronic, body type, posture or alignment and age? If the lower back pain is moderate, it is not always necessary to see an orthopedist or chiropractor. Focus of Physical Therapy A qualified physical therapist is able to...

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Importance of Regaining Range of Motion

Maintaining good range of motion can have a wealth of benefits in the weeks and months following an injury or surgery. It can also create a positive long-term effect if you are suffering from arthritis  associated with painful rigid joints. Increasing your motion after a surgical procedure is one of the most important steps in achieving complete rehabilitation; although your long-term successes...

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Amateur to Pro – 5 Conditioning Tips to Achieve Peak Sports Performance

Every athlete or fitness enthusiast that wants to take a leap from amateur to pro must discover how to condition their body for peak sports performance. Fitness experts have proposed several techniques and tips to keep your body in excellent form before, during and after your workouts. Some of these include: moving outdoors to do cardio workouts, getting sufficient sleep,...

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How To Reduce Swelling After An Injury

One thing that a person has to deal with right after an injury is how to effectively reduce swelling. Swelling is the body's way of responding to an injury and is considered to be a good sign. This is actually the initial manifestation of healing. There is only one reason why you want to reduce swelling, to decrease the pain....

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Shoulder Rehab to Strengthen Shoulder Muscles and Ease Pain

Shoulder pain is something many people live with on a daily basis. One solution to the problem is shoulder rehab supervised by a physical therapist. Shoulder rehabilitation is the choice for millions of people to reduce chronic pain, increase strength of  shoulder muscles after an injury, reduce inflammation and even post-operative care. Physical therapy is used routinely on frozen shoulders, recovery...

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Simple Ways To Reduce Back Pain

Anyone suffering with back pain probably has strong motivation to find a way to alleviate it. The first thing you should do if you are suffering from any significant type of pain in your back is to make an appointment with your doctor. Going to your doctor can help you rule out more serious issues such as a disc problem. Once...

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