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PRONATION DISTORTION SYNDROME

PRONATION DISTORTION SYNDROME

WHAT IS PRONATION DISTORTION SYNDROME? Pronation distortion syndrome is characterized by excessive foot pronation (flat feet) with concomitant knee internal rotation and adduction (“knock-kneed”). This lower extremity distortion pattern can lead to a chain...

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LOWER CROSSED SYNDROME

LOWER CROSSED SYNDROME

WHAT IS LOWER CROSSED SYNDROME? In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about the ill effects of prolonged sitting. Articles, blog posts and TV news segments all point to rising pains and diseases thanks to sedentary lifestyles. Sitting for a long time every...

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UPPER CROSSED SYNDROME

UPPER CROSSED SYNDROME

WHAT IS UPPER CROSSED SYNDROME? If you’re like the millions of people who use electronic tools such as a cell phone, tablet, or laptop, you’ve probably spent hours upon hours looking at the screen with your head jutted forward. Other situations that might...

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IT BAND

IT BAND

WHAT IS THE IT BAND? The Iliotibial (IT) band is a thick band of fascia that runs along the lateral or outside of the knee, extending from the outside of the pelvis, over the hip and inserting just below the knee. Its major role is to stabilize the knee by...

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ROTATOR CUFF

ROTATOR CUFF

WHAT IS THE ROTATOR CUFF? The rotator cuff consists of 4 muscles: the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor. These act to provide dynamic stability and control the position of the humeral head of the arm relative to the glenoid fossa...

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ACL INJURY

ACL INJURY

WHAT IS THE ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (ACL)? The Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a ligament running from the posterior thigh bone (femur) anteriorly to the shin bone (tibia). Ligaments are strong tissues that connect one bone to the other. The ACL’s...

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