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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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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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Eat This-Not That. A Guide To Alleviate Joint Pain

While much of joint pain is caused by aging or injury, there are some foods and beverages that can also contribute to the swelling and discomfort associated with arthritic conditions. In this article, we will outline some of the foods that may be doing some harm to your joints and will offer alternatives to have

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How Tech Devices Are Impacting Your Hands and Joints

Technology devices have become an essential part of our everyday lives. From work and school to phone calls, games and even reading this blog, there is no escaping some type of screen time throughout the day. While these tools have and continue to become increasingly important to our society, they have also caused many to

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Healthy Hands in the Winter

While some people love the winter for the snow covered trees, wardrobe change and seasonal sporting activities, others hate the winter due to it’s cold temperatures, darker evening and slick conditions. Though injuries and illnesses can occur at any time, some are more frequent in the colder months of the year. In this blog we

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Injuries to Watch Out For This Football Season

Baseball might be considered America’s pastime, but football is actually the most watched sport in the United States. Every Sunday fans wear their lucky jersey, tailgate, scream at the TV or argue with a ref over a bad call in hopes that their favorite team will make it to the Super Bowl. Similarly, for some

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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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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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Remove Your Snow Injury Free This Winter!

Winter in Michigan conjures images of snow covered pine trees, skiing, sledding and snowmobiling. But with all of that snowy goodness comes the nasty winter conditions we all know and hate: frigid temperatures, sunless days, snow and ice! Every Michigander dreads the first big snow in anticipation of having to remove it from driveways and

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Injuries in Active Teens and How to Prevent Them

This school year might look a little different, but school sports are back in session! First time players and seasoned athletes are equally susceptible to injuries of the shoulders, hips, knees and ankles. Each sport affects the body differently and poses higher risks of injuries than other sports. In this blog, we will talk about:

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How Orthotics Will Help So Many Issues

Begin a search for “orthotics,” and you will find any number of solutions made specifically for the foot and the ankle. However, orthotics or orthotics bracing exists for a much longer list of limbs and issues, and though standardized orthotics may do the trick for the mildest complaints, it is custom orthotics that make a

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Basketball Injuries and How Physical Therapy Can Help

Ask medical professionals about the most common basketball injuries and they are likely to list these issues: Ankle sprains Knee injuries Foot fractures Deep thigh bruising Jammed fingers Facial cuts The fact that there are injuries in such a physical game as basketball comes as no surprise to most. What does shock many is that

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A Guide for Treating Arthritis

Living with arthritis is painful and uncomfortable, and it’s something that millions of people endure every day across the world. It’s estimated that over 54 million adults in the U.S. have doctor-diagnosed arthritis and that this number will keep climbing significantly as time goes on, according to the Arthritis Foundation. There isn’t a cure for

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