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19 May, 2020

Posture and Sports Performance – Understanding the Benefits

Did You Know that Your Posture Could Improve Your Sports Performance? A physical therapist is dedicated to helping you reach your goals – and developing new ones! Your peak performance is something that you and your physical therapist will define, and something that can be grown upon throughout the course of your sessions.  By improving

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5 May, 2020

Why Do I Have Poor Posture and How Can I Fix It?

How do you maintain your posture throughout the day? Do you catch yourself slouching frequently? Do those last couple hours of the school or work day leave you hunched over and ready to leave?  If you are experiencing aches and pains, especially in your neck or back, poor posture is probably to blame. Fortunately, posture

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20 Apr, 2020

Get Back to Comfort with These Back Exercises – All of Which You Can Do at Home!

Are you feeling back pain after being quarantined to your home? You may be wondering, “Why is this? I’ve barely left the couch!” Well, therein lies the issue. The sedentary lifestyle that I’m sure many people have experienced since being quarantined to their homes can actually lead to more aches, pains, and discomfort than one

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31 May, 2018

Do You Have Good Posture? Check Out This Video

  Is your posture good? In the age of desk jobs and cell phones our bodies have adapted to the positions we find ourselves in most often.  We have a complex, but delicate system that requires balance in order to function optimally.  Posture is important because it allows our body to function as intended.  It helps

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10 May, 2018

How Good Posture Can Prevent Shoulder Impingement

Typically, shoulder impingement is caused by repetitive motions. Weight lifters, tennis players, painters and construction workers are susceptible to shoulder impingement. At the same time, shoulder impingement can be caused by daily activities like driving, reading, working and cooking. The postures during these activities can affect the amount of subacromion space in the shoulders. The

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20 Feb, 2018

The Main Difference Between Front Squats and Back Squats

Squats are a fitness staple. A fundamental skill to athletes of all different makes and sizes. Whether you are looking to build speed to help you run the bases faster or increased strength so that you can power through the opposition as you charge down the field, squats are a great exercise to help you

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28 Jun, 2017

Lower Cross Syndrome: More than Bad Posture

Sitting for long periods of time in our daily lives has lead to a shortening of our hip flexor muscles over time.  Even athletes who do not spend much of their day sitting can have trouble with their lower back if they perform an exercise incorrectly over time or overwork certain areas of their body.

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28 Feb, 2017

Poor Posture Can Lead to Shoulder Impingement

In most areas of the body, bone is surrounded by muscles and tendons that allow that part of the body to move.  The shoulder is different.  It is actually made up of three bones – the humerus or arm bone, the scapula or shoulder blade, and the clavicle or collarbone.  Rather than being “wrapped” in

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10 Feb, 2017

Neck Pain and Headaches from Stress

Stress is nothing more than our reaction to a provocation that upsets our physical and/or mental equilibrium. Accordingly, stress is a ubiquitous part of everyday life. Nevertheless, when we are faced with stress, our “fight or flight” response can be triggered; this causes the production of hormones including adrenaline and cortisol to increase and rush

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20 Jul, 2016

Why Low Back Pain May Not Go Away

Low back pain is one of the most common aches and pains that causes people to see their physical therapist. Low back pain comes in different levels, from a simple achy, stiff back in the morning, to a severe and debilitating condition. By receiving treatment sooner, you can lessen the long-term damage that may result

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