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moving home - tips to avoid injury

10 SAFETY TIPS WHEN MOVING

Moving, sure it can be a real “PAIN”, but here are some tips to avoid it becoming PAINFUL. Take your time, get organized, and use all available help to avoid stress and injuries.   1. Get Rid of the Bulk The less stuff you have, the less you will have to worry about packing up…

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5 Tips For Transitioning Back To Your Office Workstation

5 Tips For Transitioning Back To Your Office Workstation

With life beginning to normalize, many professionals are leaving the comfort of their homes (and pajamas) and heading back into the office for full-time work. As we adjust to our new (old) work environments, we must keep the health and safety of our bodies in front of mind to avoid acute and overuse injuries. Below…

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importance of nutrition and how it aids recovery

The Importance of Nutrition and How it Aids in Recovery

Oftentimes, when injuries occur, we automatically apply the R.I.C.E method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. This, combined with physical therapy, is great for managing injuries in many situations and therefore has been used for years upon years. But what if I told you this method was missing one very important aspect of injury recovery? Today…

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knee bend physical therapy and examination

Using Physical Therapy to Prevent Injury and Illness

It is estimated that only 25% of Americans meet the CDC minimum recommendations for daily physical activity. Further, around 80% of Americans are overweight, and 40% are obese. It is time America focuses on health – and we know just the people who can help! Physical activity has a well-known and impressive list of benefits….

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Mindfulness Training for Reducing Pain

Did you know that mindfulness training or meditation can help reduce pain? It also has many other health benefits including reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and blood pressure. The National Institute of Health states that mindfulness can be used as a suitable narcotic free therapy resource because it: significantly reduces chronic pain symptomologies attenuates pain through…

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horseback riding safety from pt

(Keep) Horsin’ Around – Horseback Riding Safety from a PT

Whether you are a longtime equestrian, have never ridden, or are hoping to get back in the saddle, here are some great Horseback Riding Safety “DO’s and DO NOTs” from a Physical Therapist. DO: Always Wear a Helmet and Proper Gear Horseback riding does come with some risk. Make sure you are always wearing a…

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10 Ways Walking Keeps You Well

10 Ways Walking Keeps You Well

The American Heart Association recommends that you walk or perform moderate aerobic activity for a total of 150 minutes per week. This is ideally spread throughout the week and can even be performed in shorter daily sessions. Walking is not only an exercise that keeps you healthy, but it is a free (and easy!) way…

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resistance training vs cardiovascular training

Resistance Training Vs. Cardiovascular Training

If you are new to working out, or even a self-proclaimed “gym rat,” at some point you’ve probably wondered which form of training is most beneficial for you. Or maybe you’ve never thought about it and this blog will begin to generate some interest and questions. Well, I’m here to answer those for you! What…

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Everyday Health: 7 Yoga Poses You Should Master

  Why Yoga? Yoga is a great activity that strengthens, stabilizes, and reduces stress. Adding any of these exercises to your daily routine can improve your health and wellness! #1: Extended Child’s Pose (Balasana) Benefits of Pose: Stretches arms, low back, and ankles Relieves back pain Promotes relaxation and mindfulness How to Perform: Begin on…

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S.T.A.Y. F.I.T. as a SENIOR CITIZEN

  TIRED of being unhealthy in retirement? Looking for ways to stay active in your golden years? Follow our acronym below for some ways SENIORS can S.T.A.Y. F.I.T. Swimming and Water Aerobics. Exercising in the water is a great low-impact activity and it is fun! Water exercise is gentle on the joints, helps build muscle…

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