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Hot and Cold Therapy: Top Recommendations from Professionals

By Game Ready | May 22, 2018

Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or just a hard worker, you probably have suffered a physical injury. Equally likely, your healthcare provider suggested applying heat (thermotherapy) or cold (cryotherapy) to the injured area. But did they mention a combination of both could be most effective?

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Quick Fixes to Help Relieve Lower Back Pain

By Game Ready | May 15, 2018

According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the majority (about two-thirds) of Americans suffer from lower back pain. However, only 37 percent of people seek medical attention for treatment. Instead, to relieve lower back pain, many people use home remedies, with 72 percent using pain medication and 55 percent turning to heat and cold packs. If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from lower back pain and want the convenience of treatment at home, consider these options:

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How to Prepare Yourself for ACL Surgery Recovery

By Game Ready | May 09, 2018

Many people who suffer from a torn ACL have a few weeks between the time the injury occurs and the day surgery is scheduled. This delay is because you need time for the swelling to go down before the procedure is performed. During this time, you might need to use crutches and/or a knee brace to support the knee joint, prevent further injury, and avoid pain and discomfort.

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A Few Quick Tips To Help You Understand Cryotherapy Benefits

By Game Ready | Apr 26, 2018

Injuries are a fact of life for athletes. Whether you are dealing with a minor injury that you can treat at home or recovering from a more significant injury or surgery, getting back to your regular routine as quickly as possible is a high priority. Depending on the type of injury you are treating, cryotherapy can be used to help reduce pain and swelling and to help you heal faster.

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4 Ways Contrast Therapy Helps Improve Patient Outcomes

By Game Ready | Apr 17, 2018

As technology continues to advance, contrast therapy is gaining in popularity as a treatment method among physical therapists. Gone are the days of hot and cold water baths. Now healthcare professionals can offer safe, convenient (and dry!) contrast therapy to patients recovering from an injury or surgery.

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Recognize the 8 Early Signs of a Pulled Back Muscle

By Game Ready | Apr 11, 2018

A pulled muscle in your back or neck area is not only uncomfortable, it can also be very inconvenient, especially if you are an athlete or just an active individual. Acute pain, unexpected muscle spasms, and the inability to move with full range of motion can have a significant impact on your daily life and prevent you from doing some of the things you love most.

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How to Recover from a Sprained Wrist

By Game Ready | Apr 03, 2018

 

In many parts of the country, it is still slip-and-fall season, which means a higher risk of wrist sprains. Even though the season is almost over, it’s still possible to sprain a wrist while participating in sports, either by falling or colliding with another player in a way that causes the wrist to bend too far backwards.

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Stay Ahead of the Trend: Rapid Contrast Therapy & PT Equipment

By Game Ready | Mar 29, 2018

Maintaining a successful physical therapy practice requires staying on top of the latest trends and technological advancements. Patients are more savvy than ever, and they know they have options when choosing a physical therapist. Demonstrating that you seek out the types of equipment that produce effective results may help you retain existing patients and attract new ones.   

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What Patients Wish They Knew About Physical Therapy After Knee Surgery

By Game Ready | Mar 27, 2018

Physical therapy after knee surgery is a necessary part of the recovery process, but you can make it more effective. The more actively you participate in your own recovery, the faster you may be able to return to normal activity. For athletes, this means getting back to their routine quickly and safely.

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7 Back Pain Relief Products Every Athlete Should Know About

By Game Ready | Mar 21, 2018

 

Given that about 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at some point, it’s no surprise that there are so many back pain relief products available. The question is: which ones are right for you?

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