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Category: Therapist Tips

Total Hip Replacements

By: Dr. Nicole-Bortniker-Wolfin. PT DPT

Your hip joint is a ball and socket joint, consisting of the femur (the ball) and the acetabulum (the socket).  The hip is designed to withstand an incredible amount of force. In fact, an activity as simple and low impact as walking, can impart 1.3-5.8 times your body weight onto your hips!  

Located between the two bones, which make up your hip joint, are articular cartilage and synovium.  The synovium is a thin lining that produces fluid for the cartilage, minimizing friction and allowing for smooth movement of your bones.   The articular cartilage provides a protective cushion which accepts and dissipates the forces imparted on the hip joint.  These structures are crucial in maintaining hip health. (more…)

Common Athletic Injuries

By: Danielle Spagnolo, PT, DPT, OCS

We are going to discuss and review chronic/overuse injuries that occur in athletes and have a direct impact on sports training and performance.

Chronic or overuse injuries develop over a period of time.  A common consequence of high level training is repetitive micro-trauma to the involved tissues.  Provided the bone or soft tissue gets adequate rest and nutrition, no real injury occurs.  However, if the recovery period is inadequate or deficient in any way, these micro-traumas can develop into a much more involved injury.  This injury takes a longer time period to heal and can subject the athlete to the detrimental side effects of inactivity. (more…)

Falls Prevention in the Elderly

Falls Prevention in the Elderly

1 in 3 adults over the age of 65 fall every year.  These falls can lead to tendon tears, fracture, or worse, head injury.  After falling, the individual may experience pain, limited mobility, and difficulty performing daily activities.

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Top Three Workstation Adjustments to Reduce Neck and Back Fatigue

T3 Workstation Adjustments_092015_11. Monitor adjustment – Make sure to adjust your computer monitor so the top of the screen is at eye level so you do not feel the need to tilt your head down or up to read the screen. Monitor stands are available online and can make a big difference.

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2. Adjust arm rests – Having a computer chair with adjustable armrests is useful because when adjusted properly there is a significant reduction in stress on the shoulders. The arm rests should be adjusted so when you are using your mouse/keyboard your elbows rest comfortably on them. A table attachment can also be useful if you are unable to purchase a new chair with adjustable arm rests.

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