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Analysis Of Running-Related Injuries: The Vienna Study

by Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT INTRODUCTION Long distance running has become a popular sporting activity, with millions of recreational runners around the world. However, the risk of sustaining a running-related injury (RRI) is high; literature shows...

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Non-Operative Rehab And Outcomes For Shoulder Labrum Tears

by Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, MS, ATC The labrum is a fibrocartilaginous ring that wraps around the glenoid, or the “socket” of our shoulder. It deepens the socket about 50% in order to improve congruency of the humeral head, or the “ball” into the glenoid (socket). It also...

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Analysis Of Three Gluteal Activation Exercises For Runners

by Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT INTRODUCTION The gluteal muscles are arguably the most important muscles for runners in terms of strength and activation. The gluteal muscles consist of the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. These...

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Proximal Hip Strengthening For Patellofemoral Pain

by Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT INTRODUCTION Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common source of knee pain in the physically active population and one that we treat at Physical Therapy First regularly. PFPS occurs more in females than males with a...

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Pain In The Butt? Could Be Piriformis Syndrome

by Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT Piriformis syndrome is a commonly overlooked diagnosis for hip and buttock pain. In the article, Diagnosis and Management of Piriformis Syndrome: An Osteopathic Approach, the researchers reviewed the literature to present...

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