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Kids can get gamers thumb from playing video games for an extended period.

Gamer’s Thumb and Other Gaming Hand Injuries

Have you ever had a sore thumb after playing video games for 4 or 5 hours? You could be suffering from a repetitive stress injury nicknamed “gamer’s thumb.” In this post, we’ll answer a few common questions about gamer’s thumb. We’ll tell you how this condition can be treated, and how you can prevent it. …

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Why you should see a Certified Hand Therapist

What is a Certified Hand Therapist? A Certified Hand Therapist is an Occupational Therapist who has at least three years of experience as well as 4,000 hours of hand therapy practice. Certified Hand Therapists must pass an exam to be certified. They have to do continuing education and renew their certification every five years. What …

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Learn about the different types of pitching arm injuries.

Common Pitching Injuries in the Elbow and Shoulder

There are few feelings as natural as tossing a baseball. But the act of throwing, particularly with pitching in baseball and softball, is hardly natural at all. It requires your arm to create a lot of torque, the force needed to rotate the ball. From fastballs to sliders, each pitch has its own velocity and …

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Typing on a computer all day may increase your chances of getting carpal tunnel.

How to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a debilitating condition. It causes pain and limits both range of motion and strength in the hands, wrists, fingers, and forearms. The condition is largely related to work in which repetitive hand motions are the norm. Some occupations may increase your risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. Those who type or …

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Physical Therapy vs. Occupational Therapy

It can be easy to confuse occupational and physical therapy. Each is used to treat injuries that limit function, mobility and cause pain. Both help patients recover from surgery. They’re often used to treat the same problem! There is one fundamental difference. Physical therapy often focuses on improving mobility. Occupational therapy focuses on enabling patients …

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Occupational Therapy for Carpal Tunnel

There are few conditions as commonplace today as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel is often caused by overuse andrepetitive motion with the fingers or hands. Carpal tunnel syndrome affects the fingers, wrist, hand and forearm. Symptoms include tingling, numbness and pain. A range of surgical and nonsurgical treatments is available. In this post, we’re going to …

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Industrial rehabilitation is occupational therapy designed to get people back to work after an injury.

Industrial Rehabilitation Services

Learn how Motus Rehabilitation helps people return to work after an injury. Sometimes an injury causes many more problems than pain. It prevents people from providing for their families. For jobs that demand specific physical tasks, an injury can be devastating. Industrial rehabilitation is therapy designed to get people back to work. We do this …

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Bowler’s Elbow and Other Common Bowling Injuries

Is bowling becoming a pain in the arm? Pain can often keep bowlers from one of their favorite weekly activities. And injuries can affect work life as well. If you’ve got aches and pains from bowling, we can help.

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How to Avoid Injury While Biking

Bikers may experience hand pain and decreased grip strength. There are a variety of ways to protect oneself from these symptoms.

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Eight Lawn Mower Safety Tips

As warmer months roll in, many homeowners spend time cleaning and maintaining their yards. It’s important to follow safety rules in order to prevent injury.

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