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Blog Category: Foot & Ankle

CAN YOU CHANGE YOUR RUNNING STYLE?
June 15, 2017 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Can you change your running style? by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. When running the foot can hit the ground with 3 to 7x the body weight. A faster rate of impact loading can … Continue reading

PROPER ACTIVITY LEVEL WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS
March 9, 2017 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Proper Activity Level with Osteoarthritis by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. The most common cause of OA is genetics. The second most common cause of OA is trauma to the joint and not impact … Continue reading

ACL PREVENTION PROGRAMS AT HOME… DO THEY WORK?
December 22, 2016 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

ACL prevention programs at home… do they work? by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. 1 in 20 collegiate level female athletes sustain an ACL injury. 1 in 50 high school level female athletes sustain … Continue reading

FLAT FEET AND TREATMENT IN PHYSICAL THERAPY
November 17, 2016 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Flat Feet and Treatment in Physical Therapy by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. Most custom orthotics need to be made out of a firm plastic or graphite to provide the needed support to an … Continue reading

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM A SEVERE INJURY?
October 13, 2016 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Severe Injury? by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. Soft tissue healing consists of 3 phases: regeneration, repair, and remodeling. Most fractured bones heal within 8 … Continue reading

HIKING WITHOUT PAIN
October 6, 2016 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Hiking Without Pain by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. DOMS is most pronounced 48 hours after the onset if no activity is performed the next day. DOMS is not a “build-up” of lactic acid. … Continue reading

LIFE LONG HEALTH PROBLEMS DUE TO ANKLE AND KNEE INJURIES
August 25, 2016 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Life Long Health Problems Due To Ankle And Knee Injuries by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. Greater than 50% of knee injuries that require surgery will develop arthritic changes in the involved knee by … Continue reading

BALLET’S POINTE AND PHYSICAL THERAPY
August 18, 2016 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Ballet’s Pointe and Physical Therapy by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. Professional ballerinas can go through 2-3 pairs of ballet slippers per week. The energy required to perform a ballet is nearly equal to … Continue reading

INTRINSIC FOOT MUSCLES AND PHYSICAL THERAPY
July 28, 2016 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Intrinsic Foot Muscles And Physical Therapy by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. There are 4 layers of intrinsic foot muscles that help to dynamically support the arches of the foot. Core and hip strengthening … Continue reading

WINDLASS MECHANISM OF THE FOOT
June 30, 2016 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Windlass Mechanism of the Foot by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. A windlass is a tightening of a rope or cable around a pivot point. The plantar fascia is the “cable” and the metatarsal … Continue reading