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  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
Many of us recently went through the exercise of putting up hurricane shutters when Hurricane Matthew stormed in towards south Florida. Those lucky enough to have accordion shutters simply…well…shut them. To those of us who have panel shutters – or no shutters at all, instead relying on the old-school plywood method – the simplicity and lack of physical exertion when deploying accordions sounded pretty darn good. One thing that makes the installation of panel shutters...
Posted on 2016-10-19
Get Out There and Move!Exercise Options to Keep You Healthy, Fit and Happy Exercise is critical to overall health; physical, mental and emotional. Yet many people aren’t in the habit of making time for regular exercise. For some, an injury or chronic condition may be an issue. For others, it’s never been a priority, or they’ve exercised over the years, but inconsistently. The bad news is, if you’re not exercising regularly you’re not doing yourself any f...
Posted on 2016-06-18
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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