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Running Form: Tips and Tricks of the Trade for Better Musculoskeletal Alignment

By Mark Erspamer One, two, repeat. One, two, repeat. Does this rhythmic cadence sound familiar? Can you begin to recall the beads of perspiration forming along your brow, the labored breathing and the sound of your heart rate pounding in your ears? Running means different things to different people and while some choose to [...]

6 Types of Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries, which involve damage to ligaments, tendons, or muscles throughout the body, can cause a major disruption to everyday life. These types of injuries can occur during sports, exercise, or even everyday activities. Being aware of soft tissue injury types is one of the best ways to avoid them, and at IMPACT Physical [...]

3 Benefits of The AlterG

What if I told you that you can exercise while defying gravity and feeling weightless on our planet Earth! It sounds like science fiction, but it is actually a world-changing invention to help individuals with various exercise boundaries - it is called an Anti-Gravity Treadmill, also known as the AlterG. With having the same platform [...]

How to Prevent Common Basketball Injuries

Common Basketball Injuries You can train as hard as you want all basketball season, but all it takes is one injury to keep you from playing the game you love. When playing basketball, it is just as important to learn proper injury prevention techniques as it is to practice your free throw. Some of the [...]

4 Tips to Prevent an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

What is the Role of my Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)? The human knee is one of the most complex hinge joints in the body and is responsible for absorbing shock and providing stability when in motion. Whether walking, running, or even standing, the ligaments in your knee are responsible for providing stability. Ligaments are the [...]

What to Expect During Concussion Therapy

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that occurs when the brain is violently shaken from a direct impact or rapid movement of the head. You may have heard the age-old advice to sit in a dark room to treat a concussion. Fortunately, those days are long over. It has been shown that physical [...]

4 Ways to Effectively Reduce Your Spine Pain

The spine is, literally, the backbone of your body. It’s responsible for how you walk, sit, lay, and is involved in essentially every movement that you make throughout the course of your regular day. So, when your spine is in pain, it can be absolutely crippling. It’s estimated that roughly 80 percent of Americans suffer [...]

Preventing Tennis Injuries and How to Return to the Court Fast

Referred to as a “lifetime” sport, tennis is a great way for people of all ages and athletic abilities to stay in shape. Because tennis is not a contact sport, people do not always think of it as a game with a high risk for injury. However, tennis is a fast-paced activity, and players can [...]

Concussions: Is it the Brain, a Strain, or Something Else?

By Tim Rylander, PT, EdD(c), MPT, OCS, CBIS IMPACT Physical Therapy - Hinsdale - Managing Partner Diagnosing a Concussion With football season among us, great awareness tends to be placed on concussions and head injuries. A concussion is a form of a brain injury resulting from either a direct or indirect blow to the head. [...]

7 Symptoms of Concussions and How to Address Them

Concussions, or injuries that change the way the brain operates, have been making headlines over the past few years, and with good reason. More and more research is being performed to determine the detriment of concussions, and there is proof that, without treatment, concussions can cause some relatively serious damage to your brain. While the [...]