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Football: Hamstrings

Hamstring strains/tears are a common injury that occurs in sprinters and is therefore seen a lot in football. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What exactly are Hamstrings? The hamstrings are a group of 3 muscles that sit on the back of your thigh and…

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Tension Headaches

Headaches affect over 75% of the population. Often they are a direct result of the different stresses we place on our body throughout the day such as sitting at our computer, using our cellphones, commuting to our jobs and even…

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Tissue Healing Process

*Special thanks to Daniel Lyons, SPT for helping to write this piece. A commonly asked question is how long the healing process takes after injury. While there is no simple answer, the process can be broken down by structure (muscles,…

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Everyday Agility

The beginning of NFL season always has me thinking about agility.  Great plays are made by players with that sort of crisp, intuitive movement that incorporates quickness, balance, and great control of their bodies. Now, there’s a 0% chance that I’m…

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Breathing and pain

Why would breathing have anything to do with musculoskeletal injuries and pain? Most people simply know we need to breathe to stay alive. However, our breathing can have a much greater impact on the quality of our lives besides just…

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The Active Release Explained

There has a lot of buzz around active release in the past few years but little definition around it. An active release is a manual technique commonly performed by physical therapists for rehabilitative purposes. At React, physical therapists trained in…

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