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Warm Up Prior to Shoveling Snow with These Two Easy Movements

Warm Up Prior to Shoveling Snow with These Two Easy Movements

Trunk rotation: Rotate side to side with no resistance, keeping your feet planted. You want to rotate from the hips as well as the shoulders. Perform 10-15 rotations side to side. RDL (Romanian deadlift) for hip hinging mechanics: Many of us tend to use our back for shoveling. We want to emphasize utilizing our legs

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Tossing & Turning – Your Pain and Sleep

When we see anyone for an initial visit, therapists want to know about sleep. Why should we care? We care because people who sleep poorly are more likely to develop pain, and having pain can lead to poor sleep. The associations are not equal however: sleep disturbance is a stronger predictor of pain than pain is of

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Pilates for Rehab and Fitness

We’ve Got the Secret Sauce – Pilates

You’ve graduated from physical therapy and you’re feeling good. Now all you have to do is keep doing your home exercises and you’ll be good as gold. Easy, right? Uhh, maybe. If you are uber disciplined, can always find an extra 20 minutes in your day, never get bored doing the same exercises, then yes, good as

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Breaking Things Down – For Runners

Breaking Things Down – For Runners

PTs are always breaking things down. Like your running stride – we’re breaking down a 5-mile run into 10,000 steps. Each step makes an impact and over miles and miles, impact matters. Breaking things reminds me of an old-fashioned egg toss. Let’s talk eggs. Have you ever been tossed a raw egg? Did it break in

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Helping Climbers from the Ground Up

Is the newsletter loading funny? No worries — CLICK HERE to view the mobile friendly version. Helping Climbers from the Ground Up By Ross Bodine, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT As with any repetitive activity, climbing takes its toll on a body – hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders especially. Improper movement patterns contribute to that toll in

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Surprising New Evidence About Recovering from Acute Injuries

Is the newsletter loading funny? No worries — CLICK HERE to view the mobile friendly edition. Surprising New Evidence About Recovering from Acute Injuries You sprain your ankle, and it’s bad. I mean, rolling- around -on the -ground -can’t -put- weight -on -it bad. The ankle starts to swell almost immediately, and within hours, it’s

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