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By Sports PT Blog Team         Immediately following a turf toe injury, the RICE protocol is recommended: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. The goal of the RICE protocol is to decrease pain and swelling and protect the joint from further injury until it can be more thoroughly assessed. Most turf toe injuries do not require surgery…

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Improving performance while reducing the risk of injury and serious illness By Chad LaChance, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS     It’s hot out there in most areas of the country right now and many of us aren’t taking the proper measures to make sure we can hold up against the heat. This is especially important…

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Chad LaChance, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS     Less than 1% of young athletes age 6-17 years old achieve elite status in basketball, soccer, softball, baseball or soccer Highly specialized youth athletes are at 2.5x greater risk of serious injury as opposed to their non-specialized peers In one study, those who trained more than 28…

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By Sports PT Blog Team       “Baby, it’s hot outside!” Just a few months ago we were complaining about the cold in Upstate NY, but now that summer has officially arrived, heat and all, it’s important to remember to stay hydrated!   So what’s all the fuss about water, anyway? Here are three…

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By Amy Barbasch, DPT       Have you been looking to try Yoga? Here are just a few of the many health benefits that Yoga may provide.      Improves Flexibility and Balance-  Yoga commonly incorporates poses and movements that work on muscle flexibility and balance training. Studies have shown that yoga not only…

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By Teresa Lindell, DPT, OSC   Everyone gets hurt whether they are male or female.  Did you know though that men are more susceptible to certain types of injuries than women?     Achilles tears: Men are three times more likely to tear this powerful tendon in the back of the leg. This is usually…

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By: Melissa Patnella, SPT     What is Alzheimer’s Disease?   Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of dementia that occurs due to degenerative neurological changes in the brain and primarily affects those who are over the age of 65. The most prominent effects caused by Alzheimer’s are loss of memory, confusion, difficulty problem solving, trouble…

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By Kevin Brown, DPT   Approximately 50 million Americans are affected by arthritis and it has become one of the leading causes of pain and disability world-wide. With May being “Arthritis Awareness Month”, it seems appropriate to discuss a few areas of this condition. As a physical therapist at Sports Physical Therapy in New York,…