Category Archives: Injury Prevention

3 Ways to Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, “less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day, and only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week.” Why are these numbers so low, when there is ample evidence that regular exercise can be […]
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March Madness is Over – Here’s 3 Common Basketball Injuries (and How to Avoid Them)

This year’s NCAA Basketball Championships are over, and what a tournament it was. At the end of all the March Madness, it was the Villanova Wildcats that prevailed for men’s basketball and Notre Dame for women’s basketball—each team winning their second title.
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5 Common Injuries to Avoid this Holiday Season

Holiday season is upon us, that time of year when things get super busy—at least they will be here at AlterG. Office parties, white elephant celebrations…super fun AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill dance contests. Okay maybe not that crazy. This year, we’re all about keeping the festivities safe and injury-free. Why? Because none of us can forget […]
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6 Exercises to Get Ready for Ski and Snowboard Season

  Can you feel it? That cool whisper creeping into the air? Shorter days. Colder temperatures. Like it or not, winter is coming, and we’re not talking Game of Thrones. We’re talking ski and snowboard season up on the mountain, that joyous time of year where the promise of a bluebird day draws eager riders […]
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Improve Your Gait, Accelerate Recovery

As we mentioned in our previous post, gait—the manner in which you walk or run—can have a significant impact on a person’s mobility, limb health, and recovery time. It’s no wonder, then, that physical therapists often rely on gait analysis to help prevent injury, improve endurance and conditioning, and accelerate recovery.
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Exercises and Movements for Managing Juvenile Arthritis

Even though arthritis is not typically associated with young people,   juvenile arthritis affects approximately one in every one thousand children in the United States. It’s real and left unmanaged, it can have a deep impact on a child’s life.
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“Abnormal” MRIs and X-Rays From Pain-Free People: More Common Than You Think

Results from medical imaging – Xrays and MRIs – are not always the final word on pain and your ability to be physically active. These tools are vital in assisting medical providers to take an internal look at what ails us, but their ability to produce definitive diagnoses for the cause of musculoskeletal pains has […]
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Do Active Seniors Need A Personal Trainer Or Physical Therapist?

It’s important to maintain exercise, especially as you age. As physical therapists, you may be seeing more active seniors looking to stay fit after injuries or orthopedic surgery. But active seniors who are keen on keeping their bodies fit may be signing up for gym classes or doing routines that are no longer safe. Think […]
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AlterG in Aussieland: The Martin Cooper Story

Learn how Martin Cooper persevered through injury to represent his country in the mountain running world championship.
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PT Spotlight: Stephan Venter, Aurora Active PT

Let’s face it, running is a fickle sport. As a former competitive (and I use the term lightly) track and cross country athlete for the University of Colorado, and current distance running devotee, I am all too familiar with the thin line that separates peak fitness from season-ending injury. If you have ever had the […]
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