Tag Archives: tendon

14 Tue

New word of the day: Mechanotransduction!

New word of the day: Mechanotransduction! Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   It’s a mouthful, a word you don’t see everyday: mechanotransduction.  It’s basically when a cell in your body receives some type of mechanical stimulus and converts it to some electrical signal for other cellular...
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17 Thu

Some factors of foot pain

Some factors of foot pain Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   In an issue of Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, an article reported on the biomechanical and clinical factors of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD).  They studied 24 individuals with and without...
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27 Tue

Eccentric muscle rehabilitation for athletes

Eccentric muscle rehabilitation for athletes Written by:  Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, CKTP, CGFI   Stability and mobility are key components to athletic movement.  Joints need to move through the proper range of motion, but still be able to accept and control the amount of force that is placed...
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15 Thu

Tennis elbow isn’t just for tennis players

Tennis elbow isn’t just for tennis players Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   Tennis elbow, known as lateral epicondylitis, can cause pain and soreness on the outside of the elbow.  However, it doesn’t just happen in tennis players.  It’s actually more common in golfers...
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