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The Importance of Stretching

From basketball players to swimmers, there’s one pre-and-post-workout activity that every athlete has in common: stretching. For many experts, this form of exercise is considered a critical component of any intensive physical regimen. But why is stretching so important? And, how exactly does it work? Let’s explore the importance of stretching, and the benefits athletes…. read more

Health Benefits of Swimming Exercises

No matter what your health goals or physical limitations are, there are endless health benefits to swimming. If you’re suffering from arthritis, osteoporosis or any other issues affecting your joints, you will find swimming especially useful. With regular swimming exercise, you can avoid aggravating your joints and still build muscle definition. In addition to the…. read more

Runner’s Knee: What is patellofemoral pain syndrome?

You don’t have to be an athlete to experience patellofemoral pain or “runner’s knee”. In fact, anyone can experience symptoms of patellofemoral pain syndrome. If you’re someone who feels a grating sensation when bending your knee or experiences anterior knee pain when kneeling or climbing stairs, your kneecap might have veered off the patellar groove,…. read more

What To Expect: Rotator Cuff Surgery Recovery

A very common source of shoulder pain, rotator cuff tears can happen over time or result from accidents or sports injuries. The kind of treatment necessary and recovery timeline depend on the extent of the damage inflicted and the severity of the symptoms.  While every injury differs from patient to patient, it’s important to entrust…. read more

Hip Bursitis Exercises

Hip bursitis is a condition that results from inflammation in the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that reduces friction in joints. When the bursa becomes inflamed, it causes pain and stiffness that can extend from the thigh area and spread across the hip. Although this condition causes major discomfort, there are exercises that can help promote…. read more

A Holistic Approach to Decrease Pain and Swelling

Stephanie Pease, PA-C  There is little harm in taking over the counter supplements or essential oils when done correctly.  Studies have shown they can be just as effective in relieving painful symptoms of osteoarthritis as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and aspirin.  When considering taking a holistic approach to decrease pain and swelling, know that these…. read more

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Read about Jack a multi-sport athlete, who suffered from a multi-ligament tear in his knee. Read about Abigail who fell and tore her Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Life changing stories of patients healed by Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel.

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