Find Chronic Pain Relief Through Cold Compression


Patients often turn to heat therapy for relief from chronic pain, which is a great option to help with injuries or on-going pain from arthritis or other health-related pain issues. And, heat therapy also often is associated with comfort: With heat therapy, patients think about curling up with a warm…

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Why Ice Packs Aren’t the Only Answer to Injury Recovery

When an athlete gets injured, ice packs are usually the first treatment an athletic trainer will use. Have you ever wondered why? Why Ice Packs Are Used Ice packs bring cold to the area of the body that is injured. When an acute injury occurs, the blood vessels dilate, causing…

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5 Questions with Gold Medalist Katie Holloway

Q: First of all, congratulations on winning the Gold in Sitting Volleyball! What led you to pursue the sport and how does it feel to bring home a gold medal? A:  I found out about Sitting Volleyball in early 2006 when the Women’s National team came and trained at Cal State…

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Conditioning the Dynamic Pitcher

By Kyle Boddy, Owner, Driveline Baseball At Driveline Baseball, we see a lot of pitchers who are in the late stages of rehabilitation from surgery or serious injury. Our facility and training methods are well known for not embracing the use of passive ice or cold therapy; in fact, we…

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PTs Make a PowerPlay for Patient Recovery

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), in 2012, more than 1.9 million people experienced a sports-related injury that was treated in an emergency department. Among individuals over the age of 25, the sports that experience the highest rates include: Bicycling – 126.5…

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Show Us How You Use PowerPlay!

This November we are running our social media photo contest! We’re asking our users to post their photos using PowerPlay to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, tag us and use #FixWhatHurts. The winner will receive a free wrap of their choice! Each photo is a new entry – the more photos…

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5 Questions with Dr. Nicole Dorholt, DPT

Q:  What was your path to becoming a Physical Therapist, and why did you choose this career? A:  It’s funny how I ended up here.  I was living in Japan planning to return to the states and start college.  I was having a discussion with my Aunt who was visiting…

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5 Questions with Leander Walker, ATC

Leaner Walker talks about Athletic Training, athletic injuries, and recovery systems.

  Q:  What was your path to becoming an Athletic Trainer, and why did you choose this career? A:  I was a former three-sport athlete and came from a family that was consumed with athletics from coaching to playing.  I graduated from a high school that didn’t have an Athletic…

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