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Jan
31

Low Back Pain and Hip Muscle Imbalance in Athletes

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Low back pain or LBP is commonly reported in youth and adolescent athletes. LBP is pain that occurs in the region under the ribs to under the glutes and, it may or may not involve leg pain. Incidence rates vary considerably from sport to sport. A sport requiring athletes to do repetitive bending backward, forward, and twisting, have higher incident...

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Dec
10

Carle McLean County Orthopedics’ Return to Play Program

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 They say it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Luckily, our Carle McLean County Orthopedics team can help your athlete get back in the game. Just like it takes a team to play sports, we take a team approach to help return athletes to play. Our return to play program will allow you to return from an injury stronger than ever before. ...

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Jul
13

The Difference Between Physical and Occupational Therapy

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The overall purpose of therapy is to improve your functioning and how to maintain your health. Physical therapy and occupational therapy are often used interchangeably, but the two are very different approaches to orthopedic treatment. Patients of all ages with medical conditions, illnesses, or injuries are recommended therapy to improve their move...

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Jan
06

MCO Therapy Department Awarded Readers' Choice Award

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MCO is thrilled to announce our Physical Therapy department has been recognized with the Pantagraph's Readers' Choice Award! Our expert therapy team is dedicated to serving the Central Illinois area by offering locations in Bloomington and Chenoa. Not every orthopedic injury can be treated in the same way, which is why we are here to provide an ind...

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Oct
14

Physical Therapy Month

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McLean County Orthopedics is happy to celebrate the month of October as National Physical Therapy Month! Our physical therapy department at MCO implements research-based techniques to improve mobility, reduce pain, and prevent further disabilities. We offer a variety of programs and services dedicated to getting you back to the life you love! Retur...

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Jul
01

7 Key Benefits of Physical Therapy

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You may have just been referred to a physical therapist after an injury and you're thinking, "what exactly will this do for me?" When possible and appropriate, physicians often consider physical therapy as the first course of treatment, as it is the least intrusive, low-risk treatment option that can provide an array of health benefits for people o...

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Aug
03

How Your Desk Chair Might Be Causing Your Back and Neck Pain

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The average office worker spends almost half of each day sitting at a desk. Studies have shown that prolonged sitting can not only negatively impact your metabolism, circulation, and increase the risk of disease, but can also put severe stress on the back and neck. Slumping over and slouching can injure spinal ligaments and strain the spinal d...

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