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Staying on the Court: Female Basketball Players and ACL Tears

Staying on the Court: Female Basketball Players and ACL Tears
Female basketball players are no joke.  Neither are anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. Ask anyone who has experienced an ACL tear and the story always sounds about the same: a sudden turn, twist or fall with a pop, excruciating pain and the immediate knowledge that their season of play is over.  Well documented need-to-know facts about ACL tears are: Female athletes are 4-5 times more likely to injure their ACLs than their male counterparts. 70 more likely to ACL tear.&nbs...
Posted on 2017-08-17

What You Need to Know: Plantar Fasciitis

What You Need to Know: Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis.  Most describe the pain as a stabbing sensation in the heel of the foot.  Sometimes that pain radiates up through the arch of the foot and is typically described as being worse in the mornings. Statistics from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons are that In the United States alone, 2 million people are diagnosed with plantar fasciitis each year, and approximately 10% of the population will be diagnosed in their lifetimes.  That means if you’ve nev...
Posted on 2017-06-15

A Success Story: Brenda Gail Wall

A Success Story: Brenda Gail Wall
Earrings. The ones she wore for our meeting were inconspicuous silver balls. Fitting easily in your palm, earrings – especially a favorite pair – have the power to make a person feel confident, beautiful, powerful, stylish, but when you’ve broken your ulna (the largest bone in your forearm that includes the pointy part of your elbow) putting on earrings is impossible. So, her husband Danny did it for her. Brenda Gail Wall is a runner. She was a runner before it was cool to be ...
Posted on 2017-05-30

Falling Down - Again

Falling Down - Again
My boys like to play basketball in our driveway.  I watch from the kitchen window as they run and jump and guard their dad.  My Kindergartner very effectively uses the “fall down” technique to garner sympathy.  He “trips” over a crack in the driveway, stops the game, gets some attention and then flashes his Hollywood smile as he jumps up to attempt a “swoosher” (as he calls them.) How easily he propels himself toward the ground.  How qui...
Posted on 2017-03-22

Rainbows after the Rain

By Elizabeth Cantrell, Physician Liaison - FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers Google has over 175,000,000 separate pieces of advice for “How to Make the Best of a Bad Situation”.  Even Shakespeare, in Act III of “Romeo and Juliet” has the well-intentioned Friar Laurence pleading with a broken-hearted and newly banished Romeo to see the good, “…there art thou happy.  A pack of blessings light upon thy back.”  When living with a bad...
Posted on 2017-01-06

Everyday Miracles

Yesterday, I got the phone call every working mother dreads – the school nurse. My Kindergartener was having a mild allergic reaction to freshly cut grass on the playground. By the time I got back to my office, babe in tow, the Benadryl had kicked in. I made a pallet on my office floor and he lay down for a quick nap. He loves coming to my office. When I need to be here after hours, he likes to “work out” while I’m busy. He lifts the weights and pulls on the pulleys. He ...
Posted on 2016-11-22

Is Just One Enough?

We all have good days and bad days.  Some days I’m clicking on all cylinders.  All my ideas are good ones.  Every plan is actionable.  I’m at my most confident and ebullient.  Other days, every idea is a turkey.  My plans are ineffectual.  I’m less ebullient and more – on a caffeine high and I ask myself if what I am doing is really helping anybody or contributing to any part of the greater good.    Today started as a turkey. ...
Posted on 2016-11-22

Food Boxes at FYZICAL

The holiday season has me in a straight-up chokehold – already. There are no less than about a thousand things I need to do before my family and I leave for our trip to north Georgia for Thanksgiving. And don’t even get me started on Christmas. I haven’t bought the first present, or decorated the first bough. Even the office is busy. We work three days this week with folks getting in last minute appointments before the extra-long Thanksgiving weekend. The hustle-bustle is most...
Posted on 2016-11-22

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