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 Recovery
 Running

How to Reduce Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition where the tissues on the bottom of the foot become irritated with weight bearing activities. The term “plantar fasciitis” is a little less accurate than we once thought as this isn’t purely an inflammatory condition as the “itis” part would imply. Instead, it is a condition that happens when the plantar fascia tissue gets...
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 Pelvic Floor
 Pregnancy & Postpartum

Lightning Crotch During Pregnancy?

Experiencing a sharp/shooting pain “down there” during pregnancy? If it occurs during the third trimester, you may be experiencing something called lightning crotch. Lightning crotch pain typically occurs when the baby begins to descend into the pelvis, certain movements or positions the baby settles into may press on the pudendal nerve. This can cause a sudden sharp pelvic pain down...
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 Headaches
 Migraine
 Neck Pain
 TMJ

The Best TMJ Exercises for Pain Relief

Behind low back pain and neck pain, jaw pain is the third most common muscuoloskeletal pain presentation in the United States. An estimated 75% of the U.S. population has experienced one or more signs of TMJ Disorder. Despite these stats, pain from TMJ is rarely treated conservatively despite there being very effective interventions to reduce both clicking and jaw pain...
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 Ankle
 CrossFit
 Fitness Athlete
 Knee Pain

Knee Pain During Lunges

Are you experiencing discomfort and knee pain during lunges? We can help. Many athletes struggle with knee pain during lunges. If you’re tired of having to skip or scale workouts because lunges are causing too much pain, we’ve got you covered. Check out 3 common lunge form corrections that will stress your knees less and reduce the amount of pain...
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 Female Athlete
 Pelvic Floor
 Pregnancy & Postpartum

Leaking During Exercise

Are you experiencing urine leakage during exercise & lifting? You’ve been told that leaking urine during lifting “is normal” after having a baby or getting older and lots of women deal with this issue. You’re tired of having a drawer full of black leggings for the gym and having to run to the bathroom to put a pad in just...
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 Diastasis
 Female Athlete
 Pregnancy & Postpartum

Core Bracing During Pregnancy

There is often a lot of conflicting information on abdominal strength work and core bracing during pregnancy. Far too often, women are instructed to avoid all core strength work throughout their pregnancy. They also frequently get poor information on how to properly brace their core. At Onward Physical Therapy, one of the most prescribed exercises our women’s health physical therapists...
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 CrossFit

CrossFit After Surgery

Since your surgery, you’ve thought non-stop about getting back into the gym. You miss RX’ing workouts, hitting PRs, and the post-WOD fist bumps. For the past few months, you’ve seen more yellow therabands and pink dumbbells than you ever thought possible. The gap between these wimpy rehab exercises and snatches, muscle-ups, and deadlifts seems huge. You’re left with the thought,...
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 Female Athlete
 Gymnastics
 Low Back

Gymnastics Back Pain Rehab Keys

Want to know how to get rid of back pain from gymnastics? When assessing Gymnastics back pain related to back-bending skills these three things must be looked at to ensure a full recovery.  Analyzing the reason why the back pain happened can be very useful in returning a gymnast safely to the sport and limiting the chances of a recurrence...
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 Female Athlete
 Fitness Athlete
 Running

Are you running with a stress fracture?

Running with a stress fracture or a bone stress injury can lead to further injury if not properly managed and treated. Bone stress injuries (BSI) and Bone Stress Fractures are a commonly under-diagnosed running related injury. But many athletes are running with a stress fracture (or bone stress injury), thinking it is a simple muscle strain or tendinitis. But bone...