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Tendinopathy and Eccentric Exercise

A tendon is a non-contractile tissue at the end of a muscle.  Basically, it’s the junction between a muscle and a bone. The purpose of a tendon is to transmit muscular forces to bone so that we can move.  We have tendons in our knees, elbows, ankles, shoulders, spine…you name it.  Unfortunately, tendons are commonly…

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Laser Therapy

Our body is made up of cells. Each cell has a different function that is vital to our existence. The Mitochondria is a cell which is responsible for producing adenosine triphosphate or “ATP”. ATP is the energy that our body uses. Similar to the gas that makes your car work, adenosine triphosphate is the energy…

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Knee Pain from Jumping

Jumpers knee is a common term used to describe an overuse injury to the patellar tendon.  The technical term for this tendon injury is patellar tendinosis or patellar tendinopathy and is estimated to affect 45% of elite volleyball players.  The symptoms of this condition can often be similar to patellofemoral syndrome, patellar tendinitis, quadricep tendinitis, patellar maltracking…