Weโ€™ve all been there before, rehab is going really well for your patient and every session builds off the previous, youโ€™re happy and your patient is happy! You find yourself progressing every single movement and increasing the challenge because your rationale is the patient is getting better so why not push the limits? Next thing you know reality checks in and your patient has experienced a setback with increased pain, decreased load tolerance, and reports of stiffness with greater ranges of motion.โ€œI think we overdid it docโ€ฆI guess my ankle isnโ€™t ready stillโ€ What went wrong?! How are you even supposed to know that could happen? Was it the exercise, was it too much too soon, what did my patient do that theyโ€™re not telling me!? Let's take you through a systematic approach for lateral ankle sprain rehab.

Do you experience tired, heavy legs at the end of the day? Have you experienced a surgery or trauma and have swelling that wonโ€™t go away ever since that time period? Do you experience swelling that canโ€™t otherwise be explained? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you may have a condition called lymphedema. In this article, we will define what lymphedema is, how lymphedema is treated, available resources to learn more about this condition, and how to live well with lymphedema!

Soccer is the worldโ€™s most popular sport and demonstrates continued growth in the United States each year. Over 13 million Americans play soccer, and according to US Youth Soccer, there are over 3 million youth soccer players registered in the United States today. Although there are benefits to playing soccer such as improved cardiovascular health, strength, and self-esteem, there are also some inherent risks involved. One study found that there were over 2.4 million soccer-related injuries leading to an Emergency Room visit between the years 2000 and 2012. Another study showed that soccer is the high school sport with the highest risk of injury for female athletes (1-3). In this article, we will highlight the most common injuries seen in soccer and teach you research-based soccer prehab exercises to help prevent these injuries!