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Shoulder Dislocation: Who Needs Surgery and How to Get Started with Rehab

Rehab after shoulder stabilization surgery

About half of people who suffer a shoulder dislocation will have a second dislocation within 2 years. Several types of surgery are proven to reduce future dislocations. But not everyone needs surgery after a shoulder dislocation. Special rehabilitation exercises are proven to improve pain and function after a shoulder dislocation. This article highlights recent research […]

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Shoulder Dislocations: 5 of the Best Types of Rehab Exercise

Shoulder intability exercises

Your shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body.  However, it is also the most often dislocated joint.  Shoulder dislocations are most common in active people under 25 years old.  About 200,000 shoulder dislocations occur in the U.S. each year.  Surgery or non-surgical treatments are available.  Five types of exercises are required for you […]

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ACL Rehab: The Final 3 Keys to Returning to Your Sport

ACL reconstruction

This year 250,000 ACL injuries are estimated to occur in the U.S. Unfortunately, only 63% of athletes ever return to their sport after ACL surgery. Also, in the first 2 years after surgery, 30% who return to high level sports sustain a second injury.  These high level sports are those that require jumping, pivoting and […]

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ACL Rehab: 4 Steps to Early Success

ACL reconstruction

ACL rehab is a grind after surgery.  Your recovery will be slow and full of ups and downs.  Only 63% of athletes will ever return to their previous level of sport.  However, you can be better. This article tells you what to do during your first few weeks after surgery to help get you back […]

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ACL Prehab: Increase Your Chances of Returning to Your Sport

ACL tear

An estimated 175,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgeries are done each year.  Unfortunately, surgery does not guarantee a return to your previous activities or sport. Rehabilitation after surgery is a grind.  And only 63% of athletes return to their pre-injury level of sport.  Thankfully, pre-surgery rehab or “prehabilitation” will accelerate your recovery after surgery.  […]

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Meniscus Repair: Easy and Proven Rehab Exercises

meniscus repair recovery

An estimated 850,000 meniscus surgeries are done each year in the U.S. Previously, we reviewed the keys to recovery after menisectomy surgery.  Menisectomy is the most common type of surgery for meniscus tears.  With this procedure your surgeon removes the torn portion of your meniscus.  Recovery is quick and straightforward.  However, this type of surgery […]

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Meniscus Surgery: Simple Exercises for Your Best Recovery

Meniscus surgery

Meniscus surgery is the most common orthopedic procedure performed in the U.S. According to Harvard Medicine, 750,000 meniscus surgeries are done each year.  However, when it comes to a pain free knee, surgery alone is no guarantee.  Several studies show similar results with either surgery or conservative treatments.  The best results occur when surgery is […]

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