How a Cryotherapy Machine Will Help You Treat the 7 Most Common Injuries

By Game Ready | Feb 20, 2018

Patients these days have access to infinite information on the internet. With some key search terms and just a few clicks, they can find out what their symptoms mean and how best to treat them. Of course, consultation with a professional is always the best course, but many patients with common injuries get frustrated when they are told to apply ice and compression while they rest and elevate the injured area. While this is sound advice, there is a better way to treat pain and inflammation.

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Why Physical Therapy After Surgery is Key to a Full Recovery

By Game Ready | Feb 14, 2018

Physical therapy after surgery is almost always recommended, but it’s not always the top priority for patients. Undergoing a surgical procedure can be traumatic, both physically and emotionally, so many people naturally focus on the operation itself and not the recovery. However, the rehabilitation process is just as important as a successful procedure when it comes to achieving a full recovery.   

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How to Treat Hip Pain

By Game Ready | Feb 06, 2018

Hip pain is a common ailment, particularly among older adults and active athletes. When patients come to you with this type of pain, it’s important to know what treatment approaches may work best. As with other types of injury or illness, it’s critical to understand the cause of the pain before you determine an appropriate course of action. Some of the most common causes of hip pain include:

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Winter Sports Injury: Wrist Fracture Prevention & Treatment

By Game Ready | Jan 31, 2018

 

With slippery sidewalks and hidden icy patches, winter can be a treacherous time foreverybody. During this season, the incidence of wrist fractures increases because many people try to use an outstretched arm to break a fall when they slip on the ice. Athletes who participate in sports like ice skating, skiing, and snowboarding have an even higher chance of sustaining an injury like a wrist fracture.

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Top Physical Therapy Trends of the New Year

By Game Ready | Jan 18, 2018

Physical therapy is not a static field. On the contrary, treatment approaches are constantly improving as scientists make new discoveries about the human body and as technology evolves. It is now common for physical therapists to use ultrasound machines, or braces that have been 3-D printed to exactly match a patient’s body. These advancements would not have been possible without physical therapists who are eager to adopt new advancements in the industry.    

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5 Things Your Patients Want to Know About Sprained Ankle Treatment

By Game Ready | Jan 16, 2018
Many patients choose to  treat a sprained ankle on their own at home, but when they come to you, it’s often because they want a professional diagnosis or they have questions. When a patient is unsure whether they have broken a bone or just a sprained ligament, it’s common to seek medical attention. After confirming it’s a sprain, they often have questions.   Read More >

Debunking Myths Around Pneumatic Compression

By Game Ready | Jan 10, 2018

Most athletes are used to sustaining minor injuries, and even non-athletes know to use traditional RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) treatment for a sprain or strain. What many people with injuries do not realize is that you can take this treatment one step further with a pneumatic compression device.

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Common Treatment Misconceptions About Torn Groin Muscles

By Game Ready | Jan 09, 2018

Many athletes experience torn groin muscles at least once in their careers. Ice hockey and soccer players are particularly susceptible to this type of injury due to the nature of the movements that cause forceful adduction of the hip. Swimmers, dancers, and skaters are also at a higher rate of risk for a torn groin muscle.

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Tips for Avoiding ACL Injury While Skiing

By Game Ready | Dec 28, 2017

If you’re one of the many avid skiers who looks forward to the colder months all year long, you know how much of a setback an ACL injury can be. With a short season, it’s essential to get the most from your time on the slopes. Recovering from ACL surgery can take six to nine months, which can be devastating for any type of athlete, but especially for one who has only a limited opportunity to do their favorite activity.

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