The Biggest Basketball Risk Is Not What You Think It Is

According to a 17-year review by New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery, the two most common kinds of basketball injuries in the NBA were sprained ankles (13.2% of all injuries) and patellofemoral inflammation (11.9%). But while ankle injuries were more common, knee damage accounted for more missed games (10,370 versus 5223 for ankle sprains.)

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Staying Safe With CrossFit

A craze and a controversy CrossFit has been out there for 20 years and has been an established exercise routine for well over a decade, so it certainly isn’t new, but people still sometimes ask us if it’s safe. The controversy about CrossFit’s safety has been raging...

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Why Your Squats Hurt And How To Fix It

Squats are a highly beneficial exercise that works out most of the muscle groups in the lower body and builds a solid base for cardio and other workouts. But some people are turned off from them because they’ve had pain doing them or were pretty sure they would. And...

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Dry Needling

Dr. Robert Woelkers, PT, DPT, CSCS Haymarket Physical Therapy now offers Dry Needling performed by Dr. Robert Woelkers, PT, DPT, CSCS. Dr. Woelkers became certified in the spring 2016 at the Dry Needling Institute in Rockville, Maryland. What is Dry Needling? Dry...

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Herniated Disk

Dr. Robert Woelkers, PT, DPT, CSCS It is very common that individuals will experience some type of lower back pain throughout their life. Some individuals will experience short episodes of lower back pain. Others experience more long lasting effects. These long...

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