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OVERVIEW

Gastrocnemius/Calf Muscle Strain

This injury is often caused by running fast. A muscle strain causes tenderness or a bulge, which is more common in the inner portion of the leg. Walking, climbing stairs or elevating the affected leg’s heel off the ground can worsen the pain.

GOALS

Possible Treatment Goals

  • Improve Balance
  • Improve ability to bear weight/stand on the leg(s)
  • Decrease Risk of Reoccurrence
  • Improve Function
  • Improve Muscle Strength and Power
  • Improve Proprioception
  • Improve Range of Motion
  • Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities

PHYSICAL THERAPY
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SPORTS REHAB
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ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICAL THERAPY
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PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY
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HOME CARE PHYSICAL THERAPY

MANUAL THERAPY
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CLASS IV LASER THERAPY
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IASTM
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NEUBIE E-STIM
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SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

PRE / POST SURGICAL REHAB
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SHOULDER PAIN
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BACK PAIN & SCIATICA
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ELBOW, WRIST, & HAND PAIN
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HIP & KNEE PAIN
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FOOT & ANKLE PAIN
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CHRONIC PAIN

TMJ/TMD
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NEUROLOGICAL / STROKE
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VERTIGO
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BALANCE AND GAIT
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MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
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WORK INJURY