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8 Ways to Get (and Stay) Motivated

Being (and staying) motivated isn’t always easy. We have so many things going on in our lives that distract us from our goals. We must keep our eyes on the prize and not let the struggles of life consume us. There are many different ways to keep us motivated and sometimes it’s nice to have … Read more

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Making SMART Goals

Dreams are important but they’re not the same as goals. Goals (when written well), like dreams, are aspirational – but they’re also more specific. While a dream may be the roof of a building, goals are the steps and landings of the stairwell. For example, if your goal is to run a marathon, your goal … Read more

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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 and … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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. … Read more

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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 … Read more

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(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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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