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For better or for worse, our daily lives are lived online. From banking to socializing, to streaming our favorite TV shows, Americans spend a large part of their day sitting in front of a computer or other electronic device. While the ease of access has expedited the time it takes to do daily tasks, the reality is, sitting in front of a computer screen each day takes a toll on our bodies. Even those who are mindful of the hours spent in front of a screen are still at risk of straining or i...
Posted on 2018-11-19
   The human body is capable of amazing things. At times, the stresses we put our bodies under can cause injuries or restricted range of motion through things like repetitive stress, sports-related injuries or general wear and tear. As such it is helpful to know the options and therapies that are available to you to help you recover to your strong and able self. We combine traditional treatments with cutting-edge technology to allow you the most innovative and efficient options to supp...
Posted on 2018-04-17
Hamstrings do a lot of work. They extend all the way from the pelvis to the top of the bones of the lower leg, and are an integral part of our ability to walk, run, jump, and bend our knees and move our hips. Hamstrings are made up of three muscles and their tendons, located at the back of the thigh. Although a hamstring injury can happen to anyone, they are most common among athletes (from rec players all the way up to professionals) and are the most commonly injured muscles for runners. Mus...
Posted on 2017-10-19
Foam rollers have gained a lot of attention and popularity recently, and for good reason. They are a simple, inexpensive tool, and when used correctly, can help release muscle tightness and trigger points (commonly referred to as “knots”). Foam rollers provide myofascial release, giving you the ability to provide yourself an effective self-massage almost anywhere on your body. Knots are essentially adhesions in the muscle; areas where overuse, or chronic/repetitive use creates a...
Posted on 2017-07-17
  Summer is often a time when many of us – and our kids – take advantage of opportunities for sports activities, whether it is joining an adult sports league, taking golf or tennis lessons, or heading off to day camp. An active lifestyle is a great way to stay healthy and fit, and we are big advocates of being involved in a sport (or two). But jumping into a more rigorous routine without preparing correctly can leave you, or your kids, at higher risk for injury. Here are a fe...
Posted on 2017-05-27
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