Throwing Athletes & The Risk of Injury

August 22nd, 2018

A pilot study was recently published in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice which looked at balance deficits in throwing athletes (specifically baseball players) and whether or not it could determine injury risk.  The study was a small sample size of just baseball pitchers but it did highlight some interesting points. The results showed that approximately 30% of

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What is MANUAL THERAPY?

August 13th, 2018

At Mana Physical Therapy, we pride ourselves on being advanced orthopedic practitioners with refined manual therapy skills, but what does that mean for you? What is Manual Therapy? Manual therapy is the use of hands-on techniques to reduce pain and/or restore mobility.  These techniques include mobilizing and manipulating soft-tissues, such as muscles, and bone/joints in order

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KNEE ARTHROSCOPY: A Case Study

July 16th, 2018

Recently I had a patient come to me complaining of right knee pain which started several months ago; The patient is a female in her mid-fifties and recounted no trauma to her knee, but has been avoiding using her right leg in such activities as walking up/down stairs or getting in/out of a chair.  She also

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