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y balance test

WHAT IS THE Y BALANCE TEST?

WHAT IS THE Y BALANCE TEST?The YBT is an extensively researched test that is proven to be reliable in assessing an athlete’s risk of injury and symmetry with functional movement patterns.The YBT can be utilized for measuring pre and post rehabilitation performance, improvement after performance enhancement programs, dynamic balance for fitness programs, and return to…

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TRIGGER POINTS

WHAT IS A MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT?

WHAT IS A MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT? “Myofascial” is a term regarding both muscle and fascia.  In between our muscles and our skin is a layer of connective tissue called fascia.  The skin, fascia and muscles typically all move well together and as an organized unit.  However, just like muscles, fascia can become tight and lose…

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functional movement screen

WHAT IS THE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN?

WHAT IS THE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN?  The FMS is a total body movement based assessment that it used to identify range of motion, flexibility, strength, balance and coordination deficits. The FMS identifies the factors that predispose individuals to a higher likelihood of injury, allowing our Physical Therapists to focus on those spots of weakness. It…

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bursitis

WHAT IS BURSITIS?

WHAT IS BURSITIS? Bursitis in an inflammatory condition affecting the fluid-filled sacs, bursae, that act as a cushion between our bones and surrounding tendons. It can happen anywhere throughout the body, but is commonly found in the shoulder, hip and elbow. The subacromial bursa is commonly involved in rotator cuff and other shoulder pathologies. The…

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dry needling

DRY NEEDLING CHEAT SHEET

DRY NEEDLING CHEAT SHEET Dry needling is the practice of placing a thin monofilament needle into the skin and muscle at a myofascial trigger point. The exact mechanism of dry needling is not known.     There is evidence to show mechanical and biochemical effects as a result of the intervention, which result in a favorable…

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acl tear

ACL INJURY

  ACL INJURY Tears of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) are common in athletes who participate in sports that include cutting, jumping and physical contact.  The ligament acts as one of the main stabilizing structures of the knee, as it limits anterior translation and excessive rotation of the tibia.  While typically a sturdy ligament, it…

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ANKLE SPRAIN

SPRAINS VS STRAINS

  SPRAINS VS. STRAINS A sprain is an injury to a ligament, the fibrous connective tissue that connects bone to other bones. Ligaments acts as a stabilizing structure in the musculoskeletal system and limit excessive motion in joints. A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon.  Muscles are the contractile tissues that facilitate…

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return to sport

WHAT IS RETURN TO SPORT?

  WHAT IS RETURN TO SPORT? Rehab 2 Perform provides a seamless transition from injury to return-to-play. By incorporating injury prevention, pre-surgery conditioning, rehabilitation, post-rehabilitation and sports performance, we are able to closely monitor and adjust the clients program as needed. Our certified and state licensed physical therapists can design a return to sport rehabilitation program…

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DOES MY ANKLE NEED AN X-RAY?

  DOES MY ANKLE NEED AN X-RAY? A common question following a foot and ankle injury is whether or not to get an x-ray to rule in or rule out a fracture. Sometimes it can be obvious whether or not we need to get immediate medical attention and sometimes it can be difficult to tell…

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TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING

  TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING Therapists at Rehab 2 Perform have received their training through the field’s leading researchers and advocates for the practice of dry needling as a therapeutic tool.   What is dry needling? Dry needling is the practice of placing a thin monofilament needle into the skin and muscle at a myofascial…

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