Common Shoulder Injuries

Common Shoulder Injuries

COMMON SHOULDER INJURIES by Ala Shuman The shoulder joint is made up of multiple bones, held together by various muscles and tendons.  It is the most mobile joint in the body.  We use it for throwing, lifting, pushing, pulling, eating, driving, and a myriad of other...
Ankle Anatomy

Ankle Anatomy

ANKLE ANATOMY by  Shaunisha Winter The ankle is the joint that connects the lower leg to the foot. The joint is essential for walking and all mobility. The ankle is a commonly injured joint with the most common injury being an ankle sprain. The ankle joint has a lot...
Be the Driver to a Speedy Recovery

Be the Driver to a Speedy Recovery

Be the Driver to a Speedy Recovery The weekend beach volleyball tournament that was going to give you months of bragging rights has landed you in your current predicament – the recovery room after an ACL replacement. Groggy from the anesthesia, you nod complacently as...
Effects of Stress on your Neurological Health

Effects of Stress on your Neurological Health

Effects of Stress on your Neurological Health by Hannah Trent (Lyons), OMSII     There are many ways that stress can impact your body, including your brain. Stress is defined as the “brain’s response to any demand” by the National Institute of Mental Health...
Injections in the Knee for Osteoarthritis

Injections in the Knee for Osteoarthritis

Injections in the Knee for Osteoarthritis by Jill Blacksten, OMSII Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that occurs when protective cartilage on the end of bones begins to wear down. The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis, generally affects joints such...
Lumbar Hyperextension Injury in Young Athletes

Lumbar Hyperextension Injury in Young Athletes

Lumbar Hyperextension Injury in Young Athletes by Alyssa Kendrick, OMSII, RN Hyperextension Injury of the Lumbar Spine:  What is it? What do Olympic gymnasts, world champion rowers, and NFL linemen all have in common? Without a doubt, they are all elite athletes...