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Toe Walking Toddlers: Is it Normal?

<i>Editor’s Note: Today’s post is written by Pam Lasky, PT, DPT, pediatric physical therapist and Pediatrics Program Manager.</i><p>Facebook, Twitter, and …

Osgood-Schlatter Disease - Not as Bad as It Sounds

As an athletic trainer that works with young, active populations, I get a lot of questions about injuries– some more common than others. One of the …

How To Beat IT Band Syndrome

<i>Many runners are familiar with the sharp pain associated with IT band syndrome.</i><p>When Michael Fredericson, the team physician for Stanford athletics …

Prognostic factors of Complaints of Arm, Neck and/or Shoulder

Complaints of the arm, neck or shoulder (CANS) are frequently reported musculoskeletal conditions. To gain insight in prognostic factors of CANS that …

Working on asymmetry in Parkinson’s disease

Posture, gait and balance problems are very debilitating complications of Parkinson’s disease (PD). A greater stride-to-stri de variability, …

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Diagnostic Imaging of the Knee for Physical Therapists

<b>Original Editor</b> - Daniel Alcorn as part of the The Jackson Clinics Residency Project<p><b>Top Contributors</b> - Daniel Alcorn, Rob Sigler, Laura Ritchie, Kris …

Frozen Shoulder Exercises Wand exercise, Flexion: Stand upright and hold a stick in both hands, palms down. Stretch your arms by lifting them over your head, keeping your arms straight. Hold for 5 seconds and return to the starting position. Repeat 10 times. Wand exercise, Extension: Stand upright and hold a stick in both hands behind your back. Move the stick away from your back. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Relax and return to the starting position. Repeat 10 times. Wand exercise, External rotation: Lie on your back and hold a stick in both hands, palms up. Your upper arms should be resting on the floor with your elbows at your sides and bent 90 degrees. Use your uninjured arm to push your injured arm out away from your body. Keep the elbow of your injured arm at your side while it is being pushed. Hold the stretch for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times. Wand exercise, Internal rotation: Stand with your uninjured arm behind your head holding the end of a stick. Put your injured arm behind your back at your waist and grab the stick. Pull the stick up behind your back by straightening the elbow of your uninjured arm and bending the elbow of your injured arm. Hold this position for 5 seconds and then go back to the starting position. Repeat 10 times. Wand exercise, Shoulder abduction and adduction: Stand and hold a stick with both hands, palms facing away from your body. Rest the stick against the front of your thighs. Use your uninjured arm to push your injured arm out to the side and up as high as possible. Keep your arms straight. Hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times. Scapular active range of motion: Stand and shrug your shoulders up and hold for 5 seconds. Then squeeze your shoulder blades back and together and hold 5 seconds. Next, pull your shoulder blades downward as if putting them in your back pocket. Relax. Repeat this sequence 10 times. Pectoralis stretch: Stand in an open doorway or corner with both hands slightly above your head on the door frame or wall. Slowly lean forward until you feel a stretch in the front of your shoulders. Hold 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. Biceps stretch: Stand facing a wall (about 6 inches away from the wall). Raise your injured arm out to your side and place the thumb side of your hand against the wall (palm down). Keep your arm straight. Rotate your body in the opposite direction of the raised arm until you feel a stretch in your biceps. Hold 15 seconds. Repeat 3 times. Sleeper stretch: Lie on your injured side with your hips and knees flexed and your arm straight out in front of you. Bend the elbow on your injured side to a right angle so that your fingers are pointing toward the ceiling. Then use your other hand to gently push your arm down toward the floor. Keep your shoulder blades lightly squeezed together as you do this exercise. Hold the stretch for 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. Comment, Like and Share with your Friends www.physio-therapy.cz

Torn Meniscus: Physical Therapy Could be as good as Surgery

A new study shows that therapy is almost as good as having knee surgery for improving movement and reducing pain for some with knee arthritis or even …

The Effectiveness of Kinesio Taping for Athletes with Medial Elbow Epicondylar Tendinopathy.

Kinesio taping is sometimes used for athletes with Medial Elbow Epicondylar Tendinopathy (MET) as an additional treatment method. The authors …

Everything you need to know about back pain in 11 minutes

510 Shares<p>Family physician Mike Evans is famous for his terrific whiteboard videos, where he distills complex medical ideas to its most …

Why hip flexors are a major cause of Low back pain and what to do about it

Low back pain is blight on society with it costing the NHS approximately 4.2 billion pounds a year. Sufferers of back pain often find it very …

Biomechanics

Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection

It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination, especially with their extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and of course -- islands that are THIS beautiful.<p>And while we'd like to visit every single island in the Philippines, there's one island in …

Zagat

Le Taha'a, Motu Tautau, French Polynesia

A tropical vacation spot that actually has incredible food? Sign us up.<p>The dirty secret of the tropical-island vacation is that the setting is so gorgeous, the experience so blissful, that the food—whether it's ambitious, disappointing, or simply ho-hum—rarely lingers in the memory. That's not the …

San Francisco’s 21 best privately-owned public open spaces (POPOS) - Curbed SF

<i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in June 2014 and has been updated with the most recent information and new spaces</i>.<p>These privately-owned publicly accessible spots (a.k.a. POPOS, which stands for privately-owned public open spaces) have been a development requirement since the …

This Swanky Italian Resto Is The Closest You'll Get To Milan

Photo: Courtesy of Tasting Table.<p><i>By delivering the best of food & drink culture to adventurous eaters to your inbox on the daily, Tasting Table is</i> …

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World Booze Guide: The Best Things to Drink in 43 Countries

Credit: Minerva Gallery<p>In an effort to provide you with a comfortable booze option no matter where you are, we put together a list of the best things to drink in 43 countries all over the world. Depending on how the citizens of the country drink it, we chose either a particular type of booze or a …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …