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Understanding Common Ankle Injuries and Tips for Prevention

Our ankles bear the weight of our bodies and play a crucial role in our daily activities. Whether you’re an athlete, regular walker or simply someone who spends long hours on their feet, ankle injuries can be a common concern. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the most common ankle injuries, their causes […]

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This Not That: Simple Swaps To Avoid Knee Pain

Knee pain can be a persistent and debilitating issue that affects people of all ages. Whether your pain stems from a recent injury, is due to aging in the form of arthritis, or caused by another underlying condition, finding relief can often involve making lifestyle adjustments. In this “This, Not That” guide, we’ll explore some

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Hockey and Other Common Winter Sport Injuries

Winter is upon us and enthusiasts eagerly embrace the thrill of winter sports. Among the most exhilarating is hockey, a fast-paced game that demands agility, strength, and teamwork. However, along with the joy of gliding across the ice comes the inherent risk of injuries. Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists play a crucial role in guiding

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OT and PT Tips This Hunting Season

Deer hunting season is upon us! This seasonal pastime can be a rewarding and exhilarating outdoor activity, requiring a combination of physical fitness, mental awareness and skill. However, the physical demands of hunting can take a toll on the body, leading to injuries and strains. This is where the occupational and physical therapy come into

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Common Golfing Injuries

When the weather is nice, chances are the golf course will be busy. Whether you’re on a league, playing for leisure in your spare time or golfing with a group for a party, the course is a great spot for fun, exercise and socialization. That doesn’t mean golf doesn’t come with its own risks to

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5 Tips For Managing Your Shoulder Pain

Shoulder injuries arise for all different kinds of reasons; from traumatic accidents, sports injuries and general overuse. Though shoulder injuries can arise year round, the sports associated with nicer weather, such as baseball, tennis and golf, can exacerbate these conditions, causing some serious pain in the upper extremity. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

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Physical Therapy After a Hip Replacement

Hip replacements are becoming more common as our growing population ages. Though advances in surgical techniques and tools have made these procedures less invasive over time, there is still a need for physical therapy as part of post-surgical recovery. Here, we’ll walk you through what physical therapy looks like after a total hip replacement. Protocols

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Common sports injuries to avoid this spring

Spring sports are on their way and along with sports, come sports injuries. Whether you’re a young athlete or a weekend hobby player, we’ll break down some of the most common springtime sports injuries and will offer some tips on how to avoid these injury to stay in the game. Tennis Tennis elbow is the

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Physical Therapy After a Total Knee Replacement

Total joint replacements have become more common over the years, particularly in the aging population. Physical therapy is a great way to heal after a total knee, hip or shoulder replacement to get back to doing what you love in a safe, healthy way. This post will help guide you though the physical therapy after

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Physical Therapy For Osteoarthritis: What You Need to Know

Osteoarthritis is a common problem seen in most therapy clinics. Physical therapy can be a wonderful treatment option for people with arthritis as it aids in restoring strength, mobility and makes living with arthritis more manageable. In this article, we will touch on what living with osteoarthritis is like and how physical therapy can help

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5 Moves To Kick Your Knee Pain

Between bending, flexing and carrying the whole weight of our bodies, it’s no wonder knee injuries are so common. With all of the work they put in, our knees not only run the risk of injury, but are prone to degenerative illnesses as well, which is why taking care of them is so important! Don’t

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The Proper Way to Stretch Before Exercising

You’ve always heard that you should get in a good stretch before you begin exercising. But did you know that stretching improperly can actually do more harm than good? Today we’ll be running through the proper way to stretch before exercising and will provide some examples for you to try at home. Why should you

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Injuries, Recovery and Prevention for Runners

As the spring and summer weather hits, more outdoor activities resume. While some prefer to take their stroll on the treadmill, it is quite the same as a nice run outdoors with some fresh air and a change of scenery. Those who run are no strangers to the soreness in the feet and legs that

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Why Should I Make Physical/Occupational Therapy a Priority?

Many patients dread the commitment to treatment after experiencing a hand or orthopedic illness/injury. You have to take time out of your schedule to see a doctor, maybe two or three in some cases; go through your course of treatment, whether that is a one-time visit, an injection or surgery; and then you need to

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How to Heal After a Slip and Fall

Slip and fall accidents are common injuries that we treat in our therapy clinics. Some of these accidents result in a shoulder or knee conditions, causing a patient to seek physical therapy services. Sometimes a fall can cause a wrist of elbow injury, resulting in a visit to an occupational therapist. Lucky for you, we’ll

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Must Have Items From Our Online Store To Help You Heal!

Splints and braces are common item that doctors and/or therapists recommend while recovering from various hand and orthopedic conditions. At Motus, all of our hand clinics have the ability to create custom splinting for patients tailored to your body and specific needs (you can learn everything you need to know about splinting here). However, custom

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Strong Core, Strong Foundation! Why Core Strength Is So Important.

When many people hear “core” or “core strength”, they think 6 pack abs and tons of crunches. But your core is much more than having a defined stomach and looking good in your bathing suit. In fact, your core is the true foundation and structure for your entire body and having a strong core is

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Physical and Occupational Therapy: The Back to School Edition

It’s back to school time! Returning to the classroom means school sports, writing notes and carrying backpacks from class to class. While most Occupational and Physical Therapy plans tend to focus around adult care, children need their attention too! Today we’ll focus on the PT and OT needs in children and teens not only from

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Physical Therapy For Your Shoulder Injury

Shoulder injuries are one of the most common types of orthopedic injuries among people of all ages and activity levels. In this article, we will outline some common shoulder injuries, why physical therapy is important to recovery and some at home exercises to help you heal! Types of Shoulder Conditions Rotator Cuff Injuries Rotator Cuff

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