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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
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
  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
  Despite some wintery weather hitting some parts of the country, spring really is around the corner! MLB spring training and high school baseball and softball seasons are in full swing. Life on the diamond and in the outfield may not have the explosive contact that football or lacrosse do, but it can still be rough on players! Players need to be well-conditioned in order to avoid injuries. Shoulders are a common issue, with potential problems including: Rotator cuff tears Shoulder i...
Posted on 2017-03-29
We hear it every year around this time: “This holiday season will be the busiest travel season yet!” Sound familiar? We have to agree - the roads and airports do seem to get more and more crowded each year. Unfortunately for many of us, hitting the road or the friendly skies is unavoidable if we want to spend time with family. And unless you’re a rock star with a sweet tricked-out RV or a high-powered CEO with a private jet at your beck and call, you’ll be crammed into ...
Posted on 2016-11-30
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