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September 16, 2020

Dorsiflexion “Dorsiflexion” refers to the act of flexing the foot at the ankle joint so the upper surfaces of the toes (including the toenails) move toward the shin bones at …

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Body Image Issues

Body Image Issues Generally speaking, “body image” refers to how one perceives his or her own body. But when it comes to complex body-altering matters like amputations, surgeries, and undergoing …

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BOC Orthotist (BOCO)

BOC Orthotist (BOCO) A BOC Orthotist (or simply “BOCO”) is a professionally recognized healthcare practitioner capable of providing, supervising, and overseeing the management of patient-recovery plans which make use of …

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Biomechanics Biomechanics are mechanical laws applied to the human body which help us study the movement and interaction of joints, muscles, and so on. A thorough understanding of biomechanics is …

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Atrophy “Atrophy” refers to the shrinking of muscle tissue over time due to long-term disuse. If it does occur, atrophy most often becomes an issue several years after the original …

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Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)

Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) A Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) is an accredited professional who works often works very closely with doctors and other healthcare professionals to help prevent patient injury, …

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