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  We are constantly told about the importance of exercise to our longevity and quality of life. However, as we navigate through the busy days of our lives, often it is exercise that gets cut from our daily routines when we get too busy or too tired to fit everything in. Incorporating exercise into our daily routine does not need to be daunting or a cause of stress. For every stage of your life, there are easy to incorporate activities that can help you to stay active and in turn lead you...
Posted on 2019-05-22
  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
CDC: Nondrug Approaches Better for Chronic Pain TreatmentTiming is everything! We just wrote about the benefits of physical therapy for people with chronic pain in last month’s blog. Now the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is backing us up!      The overuse, risk of addiction, and abuse of opioid medication is a big problem. President Obama even spoke on the issue in his January 12 State of the Union address. According to the CDC over 259 million...
Posted on 2016-01-28
2016 is within sight, and we want to encourage you to look ahead to a healthier, more active lifestyle, whether you’re currently active or not. There’s always room for improvement and when it comes to your quality of life there’s no reason not to aim high! We see many clients who are recovering from surgery or an injury (or surgery following an injury) but even if you don’t fall into those categories your lifestyle can improve. Chronic pain is at the top of the list...
Posted on 2015-12-29
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