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Helping Upper-Trapezius Pain

By IDEA Authors | August 31, 2006 |

Does your upper back ever feel tight, as though you have “knots” in it? You may have an upper-trapezius strain, a common repetitive stress injury (RSI). An RSI is a condition usually caused by placing too much stress or strain on a joint or musculoskeletal tissue. RSIs are often associated with performing recurring motions, whether on a computer, on the telephone or in a sports a…

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A Fall Prevention Program

By Catherine Logan, MSPT | August 31, 2006 |

Falls can be serious at any age, often causing ligamentous sprains or injury to bones and soft tissue. In addition, the inevitable decrease in overall physical activity during the recovery period can lead to other unfavorable consequences. The temporary inactivity may be a minor setback for young people, but for seniors it can result in losses in muscle mass, endurance and functional rang…

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A Knee Up to Play

By Mary E. Sanders, PhD | August 31, 2006 |

Casey walks slowly to the edge of the pool, scars from his three knee surgeries visible on his legs. Within moments, the 6-foot 5-inch, 265-pound linebacker is running in the water. His personal fitness trainer (PFT) adjusts the water depth and gradually progresses the impact to prepare Casey for a safe and comfortable return to gravity-based activity. The athlete practices specific sport…

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The Elbow Joint

By Catherine Logan, MSPT | June 30, 2006 |

Anatomy Review

The elbow is a “hinge” joint formed by the distal end of the humerus and the proximal ends of the radius and ulna bones. The elbow moves into flexion and extension. The trochlea and capitulum of the humerus articulate with the trochlear notch of the ulna and the radial head, respectively.
The specific articulations of the elbo…

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From Postrehabilitation to Play

By Pam Pedlow, MHK, MES, CSCS | December 31, 2005 |

It’s rare to come across a client who has not had some kind of injury. No matter how thoroughly you screen, more often than not a client remembers an old injury after the fact. The population once thought of as “normal healthy individuals” are in fact “walking wounded” and appearing at our doors in droves. They are looking for someone to help them regain thei…

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The Ankle Joint

By Catherine Logan, MSPT | May 31, 2005 |

The bones involved in ankle articulation include the tibia, fibula and talus. The tibia and fibula are the long bones of the lower leg; the fibula, a relatively thinner bone, is lateral to the tibia. These two bones are bound together by the ligaments and the interosseous membrane.

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Training Young Athletes With Shoulder Injuries

By Catherine Logan, MSPT | December 31, 2003 |

Just when you think there is no way athletes can break current records, they do—and the athletes doing so get younger and younger. At one time NBA draft picks who had yet to finish college grabbed all the headlines, but now teenage players like LeBron James sell out college and pro arenas across the country…

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Golfing After Total Hip Replacement

By C. Fiscella | February 28, 2003 |



By Catherine Fiscella, MS

Golfing After Total Hip Replacement
Understanding this surgery and how to tailor a postrehab training program for it will prepare you and your active client for success.


ach year, more than 850,000 total hip replacements are performed worldwide. The number continues to grow, and the patient population continues to diversify. According to the American Ac…

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