Athletic Injuries

Why Doctors Ask You To Rank How You Feel on a Pain Scale

Have you ever gone into the doctor’s office and the doctor asked you how would you rate your pain on a scale of 1-10? Of course, you have. It’s a standard procedure in the medical profession. But figuring out how to answer the question is often one of the most perplexing aspects of a visit to the …

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Three Lessons From a Crazy Person on Dealing With Injuries

I’m starting 2016 with hip surgery on Jan. 4, and will be required to be non-weight bearing for up to 12 weeks.  The procedure is to repair multiple tears in the hip labrum and arthritic spurs of the femoral head. It’s not a complete hip replacement. The rehab will be long and aggressive, but I …

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A clinical massage to help recover from injury faster is very different than a spa massage.

3 Phases of Injury: How Clinical Massage Helps Athletes Recover From Injury Faster

An injury is an athlete’s worst nightmare, yet it’s seemingly inevitable. Pushing one’s body to its limit can result in overuse and over-training, which opens the door to injury. Whether one is a professional athlete, an amateur athlete, a youth athlete, or an everyday jock who participates in challenging sports and physical activities, the risk …

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Women's National Team Midfielder Carli Lloyd in mid-kick.

To Avoid the Common Soccer Injury to Hip Flexors, Bend It Like Carli

The 2015 edition of the Women’s FIFA World Cup was both exciting and historic. The U.S. Women’s National Team earned their 3rd World Cup since its 1991 inception, and #10 Midfielder Carli Lloyd propelled herself into the stratosphere of sports mythology as the new face of women’s soccer. Like any physical therapist, I analyze movement, efficient …

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Stupid Medicine, Vol. I: Shin Splints

We have been treating sports related injuries for nearly 20 years and now its time for us to unveil the long overdue blog series that we call “Stupid Medicine.” “Stupid medicine” pays tribute to and dissects commonly practiced medical procedures that we hope to see eventually removed from the medical handbooks. This month we begin …

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Strength Training Tips: Train Smarter and Avoid Injury

Strength Training Tips: The Top Ten Dos and Don’ts  I am often asked about this exercise or that.  Is this safe or is that machine ok?  The answers to these questions often depend on many variables.  Can your body move properly during a specific movement with a specific lift or exercise?  Do all the joints …

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How to Take Ice Baths

Simple Guidelines for Post Race Ice Baths How and Why Ice Baths Work Ice baths are great for recovery from microtrauma, small tears to the soft tissues that occur from training and overexertion.  The ice bath causes constriction of blood vessels.  As the body warms up after the ice bath, circulation increases again and flushes …

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Message to All Of Our Patients: I NEED YOUR HELP!!!

OK, I KNOW, I KNOW, I’ve been out of the loop for a little while. But in this issue of our Capitol Rehab Newsletter, I NEED YOUR HELP!! To show you how serious I am about this, please take down my direct email address; Dr.Bill.Booker@gmail.com Thanks for taking me seriously. Now what I need from …

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