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. Treating a Gamekeeper’s Thumb With Physical Therapy. Gamekeeper’s thumb refers to an injury of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), which is found in the thumb. The term “gamekeeper’s thumb” originated back in the 1950’s in the United Kingdom and Scotland when the injury was first seen in gamekeepers, especially rabbit hunters. The injury occurred due to the excess pressure that was placed on the hunter’s thumb by the hand motions that were needed to...
Posted on 2017-10-25
Can Gait Analysis Make You a Better Runner?.   Running, just like any other sport skill, can be improved with proper training. Your running technique isn’t always innate and it can be trained to improve your performance, increase efficiency and prevent injury. A comprehensive gait analysis by a physical therapist at Blue Hills Sports & Spine Rehabilitation can help to identify any running abnormalities that you may have, and get you on the right track t...
Posted on 2017-10-23
Best Golf Swing Tips from A Physical Therapist . Golf is a favorite sport for many people and the key to a good golf game is a consistent, efficient golf swing. Golfers tend to be a dedicated group of athletes and many golfers strive for a better golf swing. The good news is that even if you’re not born with the perfect golf swing, you can improve it with some simple tips from your physical therapist.  The golf swing is a complex movement that requires focus, strength and flexi...
Posted on 2017-10-20
. Anterior Cruciate Ligament | How To Recover Post ACL Surgery . It seems like we’re always hearing on the news about how one famous athlete or another is out for the rest of the season because of a knee injury.  Knee injuries such as straining or tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be very painful and debilitating, and can take months to years to recover from depending on the extent of the damage and the patient’s recovery rate.  Surgery is ofte...
Posted on 2017-09-28
. Recovering from Meniscus Tear Without Surgery . If you play sports, you’ll know that knee injuries are always a concern.  Famous athletes are frequently in the news for missing a part of a season due to a knee injury or knee surgery.  Indeed, certain types of knee surgeries can take months to years to recover from, depending on the extent of injury and the type of surgical intervention used.  However, for some injuries, surgery isn’t always necessary, and a go...
Posted on 2017-09-25
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