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Category: Pain Relief

5 Essential Exercises to Make You a Stronger Skier

5 Essential Exercises to Make You a Stronger Skier

It’s March. Ski season is in full swing, and I haven’t skied in two years… gulp. It just seemed like too much of a hassle with the pandemic. The longer I wait, the more reluctant I get. But Ingrid Carlson, a PT intern from Regis and a lifetime skier gave us great exercises and important

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Finding Your Bliss – Group Exercise

Finding Your Bliss – Group Exercise

I take Pilates every Thursday afternoon, and it’s hard, but I keep going back for more. I’m hooked. Why? Because, as I’m breathing and counting the “one hundreds” in unison with the group, I can feel the whole world at one, moving in synchrony, happy, without a care in the world…  Too much? yeah, I thought

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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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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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When Protection Becomes A Problem

When Protection Becomes A Problem

Barb saw the truck in the rear-view mirror and braced. Her hands gripped the wheel, every muscle in her body was tense when the truck hit. After three months, those muscles still haven’t let go-she feels a stiffness or tightness that no amount of stretching eliminates. When Barb saw the headlights, her nervous system’s natural response

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