Regional Interdependence: Effects on the Tibiofemoral (Knee) Joint

by Dr. Bruce Buckman PT, DPT, ART Regional interdependence is the concept that “seemingly unrelated impairments in remote anatomical regions of the body may contribute to and be associated with a patient’s primary report of symptoms.” The majority of the literature surrounding regional interdependence in the lower extremity has been focused on low back pain, […]

Diagnosing and Preventing 2,000,000 Ankle Sprains Per Year

by Dr. Bruce Buckman PT, DPT, ART 2,000,000. It’s a huge number. It’s also the estimated number of ankle sprains sustained every year in the United States alone. One in six injuries sustained by a high school athlete will be an ankle sprain, more specifically a lateral ankle sprain, making it the most commonly occurring […]

Preventing and Treating Injuries in Young Athletes

by Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT Quadriceps (thigh) muscle strain, or avulsion fracture? Approximately 60 million children ages 6-18 participate in some form of organized athletics, with 44 million participating in more than 1 sport. Greater numbers of participant in youth sports has led to more intense training and thus competition, which has increased susceptibility to […]