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2801, 2015

Why Physical Therapy? An Interview with Physical Therapist Lynzie Schulte, PT, DPT

By OPTA|January 28th, 2015|Interviews|5 Comments

What inspired you to become a PT?

“It’s a profession that I can help people and work in a variety of settings. Growing up, I had grandparents and aunts and uncles with disabilities—and that experience really showed me what I could do to help people overcome disability and improve function.”

What are your practice/specialty areas?

“My specialty is […]

2101, 2015

Reaching the Breaking Point: Ankle Injuries in Dancers

By OPTA|January 21st, 2015|Types of Injuries|1 Comment

Dancers are vulnerable to certain injuries due to the physical demand of their feet and ankles. Landing a jump wrong, rolling an ankle the wrong way, a moment of instability or the constant overuse of the ankles and feet may lead to injury. These injuries can include problems such as Achilles Tendinitis, lateral ankle sprains, […]

1401, 2015

Hip Arthritis in Older Adults

By OPTA|January 14th, 2015|Types of Injuries|0 Comments

Osteoarthritis is a frequent type of arthritis in older adults, and can often cause hip pain due to a deterioration of cartilage around the end of the bones where joints are. As this cartilage faces wear and tear, bones in the hip may rub up against each other causing pain in the individual.

For older adults– […]

801, 2015

Running Knee Injuries 101

By OPTA|January 8th, 2015|Types of Injuries|3 Comments

Knee injuries are a common ailment for runners and as such, are often referred to as the “runner’s knee.” However, this common lower body injury can affect any athlete or person who engages in activities that require constant knee bending from walking to sitting, kneeling or squatting. […]