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How to Prevent Ankle Pain During the Fall Sports Season

How to Prevent Ankle Pain During the Fall Sports Season

Fall sports, whether it’s football or soccer, have the potential to wear down the athlete’s ability to perform at their highest level. One of the most common injuries during this time of the year are ankle sprains, which might seem tame in terms of other physical problems, […]

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Coming back from a meniscus tear

Coming back from a meniscus tear

A meniscus tear is a common knee injury. The meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee. Each knee has two menisci (plural for meniscus) which helps keep your knees steady by balancing your weight across the knee. In most cases, a meniscus tear is […]

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Women Athletes More Prone to Tearing ACL Than Men?

Women Athletes More Prone to Tearing ACL Than Men?

What is an ACL Injury? Your anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is an important ligament in your knee because it connects the patella (top portion of the knee) to the tibia (bottom portion of the knee) and gives the knee rotational stability.  An ACL injury is one […]

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How to Deal with Tennis Elbow

How to Deal with Tennis Elbow

How to Deal with Tennis Elbow     What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis Elbow, also known as Lateral Epicondylitis, is a form of tendinitis. Tendinitis is the swelling of the tendons, which in this form, causes pain in the arm and elbow. Despite its name, there is […]

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National Physical Therapy Month

National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month, and Island Sports Physical Therapy is getting itself prepared for an important fall season. With many autumn sports occurring as of late, and the changing weather patterns, people may be more prone to injuries and falls. If you or your child […]

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Treating a shoulder that frequently dislocates

Treating a shoulder that frequently dislocates

Frequent Shoulder Dislocation The shoulder is among the most mobile joints in the human body.  The persistent utilization of this joint is common for athletes that play sports like baseball, volleyball, and swimming, which may cause dislocation. This is due to the constant wear and tear of […]

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Recovering from an ACL surgery as a soccer player

Recovering from an ACL surgery as a soccer player

An ACL tear happens when the knee experiences sudden twists or changes in direction. People who play high-impact sports are especially susceptible to ACL tears. These sports include but are not limited to soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, etc. When an ACL is torn, there is typically a […]

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TIps to reduce the risk of injury this fall sports season

TIps to reduce the risk of injury this fall sports season

Fall season is back and Island Sports Physical Therapy wants to ensure you stay as healthy as can be all throughout! Everyone is excited to be playing their favorite seasonal sports such as soccer, football, volleyball, and field hockey. While getting ready to get back on the field it’s important that we also […]

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Dealing with men’s Lacrosse Injuries and how to get back in the game

Dealing with men’s Lacrosse Injuries and how to get back in the game

Lacrosse is America’s fastest-growing sport, in the past decade, high school lacrosse has exploded. The sport has four major versions that have different sticks, fields, rules, and equipment: men’s field lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, box lacrosse, and intercrossed. Although lacrosse is growing at a rapid speed, it also […]

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Playing with a torn rotator cuff as a full time baseball player

Playing with a torn rotator cuff as a full time baseball player

The shoulder is an essential joint for sports players. Used in overhead reaching motions, the shoulder is most used in tennis, baseball, and swimming. What makes the associated movements possible is the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a series of muscles and tendons that keep your arm […]

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