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Lovely Landscaping

Lovely Landscaping

Below is a list of all of the decorative plants used for our South entrance Shrubs: Cranberry Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster apiculatus) 18-24″ tall x 4-6′ spread Dwarf Blue Rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa var. nauseosa) 1-4′ tall and spread – Native Creeping Western Sandcherry (Prunus bessyii ‘Pawnee Buttes’) 15-30″ tall x 4-6′ spread – Native Knock Out Red

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Proprioception – Swim Analysis

Proprioception – Swim Analysis

Most days I can swim better than I can walk. I can’t stub my toe on the corner of an end table, trip on a step, or slip on the ice when I am in the water. Maybe it’s because I’ve been swimming competitively almost as long as I have been walking. Or maybe it’s

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posture blog

The Straight Scoop on Posture

My father, a physical therapist, father used to have me walk around with both arms behind my back – my left hand holding my right elbow – because he was tired of telling me to stand up straight. He learned during PT school way back in the early 50s, that bad posture caused pain and

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ALTA helps in Success at Boston Marathon

ALTA helps in Success at Boston Marathon

Hi Scott, I wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I had an amazing day at the Boston Marathon last week. Not only did I manage to run pain free (yay!) but I set a marathon PR – 3:27 (10 minutes faster than my previous marathon PR). A picture is attached,

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Handling a Heat Wave

Handling a Heat Wave

Getting overheated while working out can really ruin your day, maybe your life. That sounds dramatic, but it’s something to think about when temperatures climb. How do you know when you’re getting overheated? Overheating – or thermal strain – feels exhausting. You may be going your usual pace or even slower than normal but you

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Three Myths about Running Shoes

Three Myths about Running Shoes

As PTs we are often asked to recommend running shoes for patients. So before you go to the running store, consider this: Myth #1: Preventing injury is a matter of finding the right shoe. There is no shoe that magically prevents injury. And no one shoe is great for everyone. So at the running store, run long

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