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Featured Body Part: Coccyx

Commonly referred to as the tailbone, the coccyx is not actually a bone, but three to five bones fused together at the bottom of the spine. The tailbone serves little use apart from acting as the point to which several muscles attach. Even though the coccyx doesn’t have much of a purpose, an injury to the tailbone can be painful,

Featured Body Part: IT Band

The iliotibial band (ITB) is a broad and thick tissue that runs along the outside of the thigh. It is a passive stabilizer of the hip and is the attachment point for multiple muscles. Due to improper mechanics the ITB can become overly stressed and lead to inflammation and irritation. This typically occurs at the knee or hip, but can

To Ice or Not to Ice?

Traditionally, ice and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) have played an integral role in the treatment of acute injuries. They were combined with rest, elevation, and compression to decrease swelling, reduce inflammation, and control pain. This method was believed to facilitate a quicker recovery time and faster return to activity. Recently, the effectiveness of these practices has been questioned. Just how much

Get Healthy by Running

Sitting has been termed the new smoking. Think about all the time spent sitting — commuting to and from work, at your desk for eight plus hours per day at work and eating dinner at home then crashing on the couch to watch TV. All the hours of inactivity add up. Making the change to add in more activity into

Yoga vs Physical Therapy

The ancient Indian practice of yoga has jumped into the mainstream public in the quest for improved physical health and mental well-being. A growing number of health benefits has been shown from the practice of yoga once per week. Could yoga be the answer to many of our health woes? What is Yoga? Yoga originated over 2,000 years ago in

Treating Recurring Injuries

Physical therapists are trained to care for and develop plans to assist in the recovery of both acute and chronic conditions. Helping patients achieve their physical goals and return to prior levels of function is our purpose from the moment our patients enter an ATI clinic. Once an injury is sustained, the risk of recurrence in the same area of

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