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Herniated Discs

Herniated Discs: Troubleshooting Tips From Our Physical Therapist

March 20th, 2020

Something is terribly wrong with you, but you’re not quite sure what it is. Strange neck pains, back pains, or extremity symptoms can indicate a variety of potential problems — including one or more herniated discs. How can you tell for sure whether you have this specific problem? If you do have a herniated disc,

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Give it a Tri: injury prevention exercises for triathletes

March 18th, 2020

The 37th Annual Chicago Triathlon featured roughly 10,000 athletes this past August of 2019 and one of TFI’s team members happened to be one of them.  Caroline Kurdej competed in the Collegiate Division, running up against other current college and university students, but she didn’t leave anyone out of the scope of her competition. The

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Love is playing every game like it’s your last: Bruk Desta’s journey to recovery and his unconditional love for the game

March 15th, 2020

“It was pretty shocking,” Bruk Desta describes his first ACL and meniscus tear during a December 2017 high school basketball game. “I’d been through small injuries like rolling my ankle or pulling a muscle, but as soon as I tore it, I felt a pop in my knee,” Desta said. “I went down and I

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