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Shoveling Snow: Tips for Avoiding Injuries

Shoveling Snow: Tips for Avoiding Injuries

Snow shoveling is a repetitive activity that can cause muscle strain to the lower back andshoulders. Back injuries due to snow shoveling are more likely to happen to people who may notknow that they are out of condition. Following these tips can help you avoid injuries:Lift smaller loads of snow, rather than heavy shovelfuls. BeContinue Reading »

Foot Health for Runners

Foot Health for Runners

Feet come in all different shapes and sizes and are prone to many problems, especially when running is involved. Physical therapists can provide a detailed analysis of your feet and running style to help you prevent and treat the foot problems that often result from running. Essential Functions of the Foot Feet provide your baseContinue Reading »

Exercises To Help Prevent ACL Injuries

Exercises To Help Prevent ACL Injuries

Physical therapists recommend that female athletes perform a series of exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and coordination, as well as to counteract incorrect existing patterns of movement that may be damaging to their joints. These movement patterns may put them at greater risk for injuring their Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACL). These exercises demonstrate a sample of an injuryContinue Reading »

Exercises for Neck Pain

Exercises for Neck Pain

Studies show that a combination of manual physical therapy and exercises can provide short- and long-term relief for people with neck pain. The following physical therapy exercises can be part of a home program to relieve neck pain and improve mobility without expensive surgery or side effects of pain medication. These neck exercises demonstrate a sample andContinue Reading »

Get Your Body Back After Baby!

Get Your Body Back After Baby!

Here is the talk I recently gave for a group of postpartum yogis at a local yoga studio: Objective of this session: To explain what to expect from your body after giving birth and what to do if things don’t go as expected. If you have had a vaginal or caesarean birth, your abdominal andContinue Reading »

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