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Soccer Surges on the American Sports Scene
by Brian Ferrie
The explosive growth of interest in the world's most popular game -- soccer -- is perhaps the most striking development in American sporting culture over the past several years. In previous decades, as the rest of the globe worshipped the sport like a Read More...
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Physical Therapy at the DoD Warrior Games
by Dillon Stickle
From June 19-28, more than 240 wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans from across the country gathered for the annual Department of Defense Warrior Games at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Athletes represented teams from the Marine Read More...
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Is Hotter Really Better?
by Dillon Stickle
Lately, it seems like everyone wants their exercise to be hot. Hot Pilates, hot lifting, hot spinning, and, easily the most popular currently, hot yoga (or Bikram). The more I read about it and the more good things I hear from friends and family, the Read More...
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Cutting-Edge Collaboration
by Brian Ferrie
PHILADELPHIA -- When the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Annual Convention came to this country's birthplace last week, ADVANCE made sure to be on the scene. Held in conjunction with the 2015 Major League Soccer (MLS) draft, the Read More...
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Land and Sea
by Danielle Bullen
The mechanics of running, swimming and cycling and the injuries sustained from each sport were the focuses of today's Combined Sections Meeting talk, "Tuning Up the Triathlete." Speakers were Janice Loudon, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Shefali Christopher, PT, Read More...
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Mission Accomplished!
by Brian Ferrie
I did it. On Sept. 15, I attempted and completed my first-ever 13.1-mile race -- the Philadelphia Rock ‘n' Roll Half-Marathon. Although I've been running since I was 13, this particular accomplishment meant a lot to me because my ability to run has been Read More...
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Care Amid Chaos
by Brian Ferrie
The American Physical Therapy Association, Alexandria, VA, put out a press release yesterday detailing the role that therapy professionals and students played in helping victims of the tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon. The release stated: "A team Read More...
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Forearm Compartment Syndrome Can Kill
by Brian Ferrie
The following post was written by ADVANCE guest blogger Brian Knutsen, OTR/L, CHT, president of Buzzards Bay Hand Therapy LLC, located in Marion and Lexington, MA. SAN DIEGO -- The CSM session "Athletic Injuries to the Forearm, Wrist and Hand," presented Read More...
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Marathon Mission
by Brian Ferrie
As the calendar flips to mid-November, road racing opportunities begin to dwindle in the Northeast. With decreasing daylight and increasing cold, most runners will do their best to keep in shape over the winter months and then jump back into racing come Read More...
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Stroke in Younger Adults on the Rise?
by Brian Ferrie
The APTA issued a press release on Oct. 12 about a recent study published in the journal Neurology and conducted in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. Researchers found that the rate of strokes among adults younger than 55 years of age increased Read More...
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The Best Athlete You Can Be
by Rebecca Mayer
As summer winds down, families across the country are getting ready for the re-entry to school. At the same time , many school athletic programs are preparing for the return of their athletes. Student athletes are continually thinking about how they can Read More...
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Gutting It Out for Gold
by Brian Ferrie
McKayla Maroney is certainly talented and adorable -- but also tough as nails. You can say that about her teammates as well: Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and Kyla Ross. Together they blew away the rest of the world yesterday in London to Read More...
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Making Waves
by Rebecca Mayer
With the Summer Olympics in full swing, attention has understandably been drawn to the swimming accomplishments of American hopefuls Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. But back on United States soil -- or rather in U.S. waters -- another swimmer is making Read More...
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Guest Blog: Farewell from Wimbledon
by Brian Ferrie
The "Fortnight" ended with high drama on Sunday, as Roger Federer won his record-tying seventh Wimbledon championship in a thrilling four-set match over Scotsman Andy Murray, who was trying to become the first British male to win Wimbledon since 1936. Read More...
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Guest Blog: Courtside at Wimbledon
by Brian Ferrie
Clay Sniteman, MSPT, ATC, owner of Sundance Physical Therapy in Ogden, UT, has also worked part-time as a physical therapist and athletic trainer for the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) since 2003. Right now, Sniteman is working at the most Read More...
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