Sara’s comments on John

Walking into the lobby of our clinic, Alisa Weldon (John’s sister) said hello and welcomed Doris (Sara’s caregiver) and Sara to WDPT. She had not met them before and they inquired about who Alisa was and why she was there. Alisa offered “I’m here to…

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What is a Groin Strain?

Goin Strain A groin strain is an injury to the groin—the area of the body where the abdomen meets the leg and the inner thigh muscles attach to the pubic bone. Typically, groin strains occur in the muscles of the upper inner thigh near the…

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All about Shoulder Impingement

All about Shoulder Impingement Shoulder impingement syndrome occurs as the result of chronic and repetitive compression or “impingement” of the rotator-cuff tendons in the shoulder, causing pain and movement problems. It can also be caused by an injury to the shoulder. People who perform repetitive…

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What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a potentially painful and disabling condition of the upper extremity. It results from the compression of structures in the thoracic outlet, a space just above the first rib, and behind the clavicle (collar bone). Due to the…

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All about a Calf Strain

All about a Calf Strain A calf strain is an injury to the muscles in the back of your leg, below the knee. The calf is made up of 9 muscles. It is possible to injure 1 or more of these muscles at the same…

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What is a Meniscal Tear

MENISCAL TEAR Meniscal tears are common injuries to the cartilage of the knee that can affect athletes and nonathletes alike. These tears can be either “acute,” meaning they happen as a result of a particular movement, or “degenerative,” meaning they happen over time. Your physical…

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Hip Impingement

Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular Impingement) Hip impingement, or femoroacetabular impingement, involves a change in the shape of the surface of the hip joint. It can lead to stiffness, pain, and damage of the tissue and/or bone. It most often occurs in young, active people. Conditions that…

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Do you have Headaches & Migraines?

Headaches & Migraines Pain of any type that occurs in any part of the head is called a headache. There are many different types of headaches, with just as many causes. The International Headache Society describes several different categories of headache: • Cervicogenic (also called…

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Learning about Planter Fasciitis

PLANTER FASCIITIS Plantar fasciitis is a condition causing foot pain. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot. It connects the heel to the ball of the foot. This band can become inflamed or can tear, causing…

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