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Advanced Hand Specialist
(985) 231-2622
594 Asbury Drive
Mandeville, LA
Monday 7:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Certified Hand Therapist, Neuro Rehabilitation, Neurologic Certified Specialist, Occupational Therapy, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Kevin Darr, MD
(985) 892-5117
19343 Sunshine Avenue
Covington, LA
Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports MedicineArthroscopic Surgery

Northlake Physical Therapy
(985) 893-0778
19105 Sandy Ln
Covington, LA

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Star Physical Therapy
(985) 893-2845
340 Falconer Dr
Covington, LA

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Next Level PRC The
(985) 898-0721
610 Deer Cross Ct E
Madisonville, LA

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John J Palopoli
(985) 809-0220
907 S Harrison St
Covington, LA
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Care Chiropractic Clinic
(985) 626-4422
2201 11th St
Mandeville, LA

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Rehab Dynamics LLC
(985) 871-7878
103 Northpark Blvd Ste 205
Covington, LA

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Tulane University Hospital & Clinic
(985) 893-9922
71211 Highway 21 Ste A
Covington, LA

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Bratton Physical Therapy
(985) 641-0274
1346 Lindberg Dr # 3
Slidell, LA

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Hip Tips for Hockey Players

Coaches, trainers, and athletes are always looking for ways to prevent injuries. Hockey players are no different. Strains of the inner thigh muscles are among the most common problems in ice hockey. These muscles are called the hip adductors.

The best way to prevent injuries is to find out how often the injury occurs, and what the risk factors are for that injury. Then researchers can look for ways to reduce the risks and the number of injuries. Preseason testing of muscle length and strength is important in this process.

This study measured the muscle strength of the hip muscles on the inside and outside of the hip. The adductor muscles should be at least 80 percent as strong as the muscles along the outside of the hip, the hip abductors. If the ratio is not 80 percent, an exercise program is advised.

Active training programs can be used to prevent adductor muscle strains in hockey players. This prevents injury and results in a less severe strain when it does occur. Because of this program, injured players don't miss as much playing time. Preseason hip strengthening is advised for some hockey players, namely those whose hip adductors have much less strength than their hip abductors.


Timothy F. Tyler, PT, ATC, et al. The Effectiveness of a Preseason Exercise Program to Prevent Adductor Muscle Strains in Professional Ice Hockey Players. In The American Journal of Sports Medicine. September/October 2002. Vol. 30. No. 5. Pp. 680-683...

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