All posts by Dr. Ashley Franklin

Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation Protocol

July 18, 2020   |   By Dr. Ashley Franklin   |   Categories: Ankle Injury  

Ankle sprains can be graded as grade 1 (mild), grade 2 (moderate), or grade 3 (severe). Mild sprains include slight swelling with no instability, and typically take 1-3 weeks to return to sport. Moderate ankle sprains involve more pain and swelling with minor instability and can take 3-6 weeks before returning to full activity. A … Continue reading Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation Protocol

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Cervical Spine Fusion, Discectomy & Laminectomy Post-Surgical Rehabilitation Protocol

July 13, 2020   |   By Dr. Ashley Franklin   |   Categories: Neck Pain  

Post-operative therapy for a cervical fusion, discectomy, and laminectomy can start just days after surgery and should continue for at least 2-3 months. It will typically take anywhere from 5-8 months before the patient is cleared to engage in contact sports or other activities that may impact the neck. Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is the most common surgery for … Continue reading Cervical Spine Fusion, Discectomy & Laminectomy Post-Surgical Rehabilitation Protocol

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Getting Rid of Knots & Trigger Points

January 1, 2020   |   By Dr. Ashley Franklin   |   Categories: BTF Blog   Fibromyalgia  

!– wp:paragraph –> Do you ever wonder how those painful and annoying knots and trigger points magically appear in your neck, shoulders, and various other places in your body? This is a question patients often ask me at the office. These knots, or adhesions, are typically the result of repetitive stress injuries such as poor … Continue reading Getting Rid of Knots & Trigger Points

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Reducing Low Back Injuries in the Weightroom

December 2, 2019   |   By Dr. Ashley Franklin   |   Categories: Fitness   low back pain   Sports Injury  

!– wp:paragraph –> You don’t have to back squat twice your body weight to put pressure on your spine. Activities such as sitting, standing, walking, and running also place compressive forces on the intervertebral discs of the spine. These discs act as shock absorbers, and they are placed under even more stress when we lift … Continue reading Reducing Low Back Injuries in the Weightroom

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Risk Management of Resistance Training Injuries

November 16, 2019   |   By Dr. Ashley Franklin   |   Categories: Fitness  

Walking into a gym filled with barbells, free weights, and machines can be intimidating, especially for inexperienced weightlifters. However, the risk of injury from resistance training is relatively low when compared to team sports, running, and other forms of exercise. About 4 injuries occur for every 1,000 hours of weight training (Triplett, 2016). The low … Continue reading Risk Management of Resistance Training Injuries

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