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foot rehabilitationLarisa Yurkiw, 25 of Canada is called the, ‘comeback kid’ for her battle to overcome injury and get to Sochi after being dropped from the team.

Yurkiw recently sprained her ankle on a downhill ski during training.

Yukiw, from Owen Sound, raised $150,000 to qualify independently after Alpine Canada dropped her off the team.

According to The Star, Yurkiw sustained a catastrophic knee injury in 2009 which damaged her performance and lead to years of rehabilitation. “It stung a lot at the beginning,” Yurkiw told the Star, “But the reality is that [that] pushed me into a place that has made me grow and develop and get to know myself better and reach my potential and beyond.”

Ankle sprains can put you off your game when you need it most. For help dealing with a sprain, consider calling a podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha can diagnose your injury and help you decide which treatment fits best.

Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes

Injured athletes are always looking for better, faster ways to aid their recovery and get back to the sport they love. To do this, podiatrists and physical therapists are often consulted so the injured athlete can get back onto the field as soon as possible. But rehabbing an injury is just as serious as the injury itself, and going through the motions of physical therapy or rehabilitation is a necessary process to keeping that injury at bay.

Sports Therapist or Physical Therapist?

If an athlete gets a foot injury, it is essential to receive foot rehabilitation to ensure proper healing. Sports therapists are more focused on athletic-related injuries than general physical therapists. It is important for an athlete to become healed properly because if they attempt to get back into their game before they are physically well, they could re-aggravate the original injury or even suffer a new one due to their weakened state.

Physical Therapy Gives Hope

Physical therapy helps to keep athletes as active as they are physically capable, which will get them ready to return to the field once their feet become healed. Physical therapy often gives hope to athletes. However in cases where the injury is very serious, the athlete may never be able to return to the game; but this does not mean it is the end of the road, as there is always hope to get better. It is best to seek out rehabilitation as soon as possible so there are better chances for a full recovery, no matter how severe or minor the injury is.

Preventing injuries is one thing, but avoiding them all together is harder than it seems, and when one does occur, seek out medical attention right away from your local podiatrist and sports therapist.

For more information, contact our office in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Foot and Ankle InjuriesQuite a few professional football players wind up on the sidelines because of injuriesto their feet and anklesaccording to NFL insider Pat Kirwan.  Kirwan states many of these injuries are in the ankle and foot area and are usually caused by improper footwear and artificial field turf.

One example would be more players selecting light-weight cleats that are comfortable but don’t provide adequate support. Many players also wear spiked cleats that are meant to dig into the ground, and therefore create too much traction on the synthetic playing surfaces.

Everyone should take care of feet, but more importantly for those who engage in sports. If you need help recovering from a foot or ankle injury, consider consulting a podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry.

Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes

Injured athletes are always looking for better, faster ways to aid their recovery and get back to the sport they love. To do this, podiatrists and physical therapists are often consulted so the injured athlete can get back onto the field as soon as possible. But rehabbing an injury is just as serious as the injury itself, and going through the motions of physical therapy or rehabilitation is a necessary process to keeping that injury at bay.

Sports Therapist or Physical Therapist?

If an athlete gets a foot injury, it is essential to receive foot rehabilitation to ensure proper healing. Sports therapists are more focused on athletic-related injuries than general physical therapists. It is important for an athlete to become healed properly before they attempt to get back into their game.

If you have any questions, contact our office located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read the full article on Sports-Related Foot Injuries.

Korenthal prior to last weekend's collision.Not even an amputation could deter Kevin Korenthal from participating and helping others in a race. After a tragic accident which rendered his left leg amputated, Korenthal pushed through foot rehabilitation with perseverance and now helps other cyclists achieve their dreams.

With his new prosthetic, Korenthal looks forward to helping others reach the finish line. "If my participation in this extraordinary event can raise just a few extra thousand dollars for those heroes, then all of the hard work and pain that will go into preparing for this event will have been worth it,” he said. Money from the Million Dollar Challenge Race will be donated to the Challenged Athletes Foundation, to help disabled athletes get back on their feet.

A podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry understands the complications a foot injury can have on one’s health.  Dr. Ladha will guide patients in the right direction and provide you with the appropriate treatment options.

Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes

Injured athletes are always looking for better, faster ways to aid their recovery and get back to the sport they love. Rehabbing an injury is just as serious as the injury itself, and going through the motions of physical therapy or rehabilitation is a necessary process to keeping that injury at bay.

Sports Therapist or Physical Therapist?

If an athlete gets a foot injury, it is essential to receive foot rehabilitation to ensure proper healing. Sports therapists are more focused on athletic-related injuries than general physical therapists. It is important for an athlete to become healed properly because if they attempt to get back into their game before they are physically well, they could re-aggravate the original injury or even suffer a new one due to their weakened state.

Physical Therapy Gives Hope

Physical therapy helps to keep athletes as active as they are physically capable, which will get them ready to return to the field once their feet become healed. Physical therapy often gives hope to athletes. It is best to seek out rehabilitation as soon as possible so there are better chances for a full recovery, no matter how severe or minor the injury is.

If you have any questions, contact our office located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

Read more on Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes.