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Exercise: A Little Goes A Long Way

After an injury or surgery, you may be faced with unexpected physical deficits. These new limitations not only impact your performance when completing daily tasks but may also hinder your ability to mentally cope with the injury. It is hard for some people to wrap their mind around the idea that our bodies can break…

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Youth Sport Specificity – The Professional Sports Dream

Young Athletes And Physical Therapy “I want my child to do sports and make it to the pro’s someday.” How many parents dream of their child(ren) becoming the next great sports star? As nice as this sounds, it doesn’t come without repercussions. In recent years, we have noticed in physical therapy that we are treating…

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Creating Healthy Habits

Pushed the snooze button again, didn’t you? Changing health habits is tough. It’s so easy to tell yourself “one more day won’t hurt, I’ll just start tomorrow.” Well, tomorrow becomes next week and next week becomes three months. Ten pounds later you have gained the five pounds you intended to lose. Aaahhhh now what? Relax,…

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Prehabilitation – What You Need To Know

The advantages of completing post-surgical physical therapy have been established for years, but what about pre-surgical therapy? “Prehab” or therapy completed prior to surgery is a growing trend that allows patients shorter, more successful recovery periods after the surgery is completed. Prehabilitation initially gained popularity with orthopedists completing total joint replacements. They recognized the importance…

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Resistance Training Can Alter Body Composition in Overweight and Obese Children

The rise in incidence of childhood obesity is a major concern that has been associated with lifelong health problems. The majority of exercise to counteract childhood obesity has focused on aerobic exercise as a method to improve body composition. Although aerobic exercise is appropriate, resistance training may offer unique benefits over aerobic exercise including decreased…

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