Category Archives: Knee

04 Wed

Are you suffering from AMPS…we can help you!

Are you suffering from AMPS…we can help you! Miriam Hillman PT, DPT, CKTP   Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS) is a very painful medical condition which affects children.  This syndrome can cause pain anywhere in the body. These episodes of pain can be intermittent or constant and can...
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12 Thu

The most effective and functional weight-lifting exercise

The most effective and functional weight-lifting exercise Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI   If you wanted the most bang-for-your-buck exercise, one that worked multiple large muscle groups and could help you lose weight and move better, what would it be?  It would have to be a large...
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09 Tue

Physical Therapy and/or Knee Replacement

Physical Therapy and/or Knee Replacement MICHELLE MILLNER, PT, DPT, OCS   Knee replacement surgery is increasingly popular among patients with knee pain.  It is often touted as a miracle cure.  Simply remove the damaged bone and replace it with new metal and plastic components.  It sounds wonderful, but...
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25 Tue

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t let pain crash the party. Matthew Riordian, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS There’s a lot of information out eating healthy on Thanksgiving, but not much is about Thanksgiving Day injuries.  Although this is a day set aside to take a break from the day to day busy routine to relax and give...
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22 Tue

What does physics have to do with knee pain?

What does physics have to do with knee pain? Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   The pain in your knee may be due to something called ‘patellofemoral syndrome” (PFS) or “chondromalacia patellae” (CMP), or it could be something else completely.  Whatever the case, you...
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12 Thu

Preventing hamstring strains

Preventing hamstring strains Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS CKTP, CGFI   I see a handful of runners and soccer players, and it’s pretty common that they get hamstring strains during one of their activities.  It’s usually during a quick burst of speed or direction during a...
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05 Thu

When to return to sports after ACL surgery

When to return to sports after ACL surgery Written by:  Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI Many times I’ve been asked by a patient that’s had reconstructive surgery for their ACL: “When can I go back to playing ______?”  I tell them that returning to sports after...
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