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Category Archives: Health and Wellness

20 Jan, 2019

The Importance of Carbs for a Highly Active Lifestyle

If you lead an active lifestyle, fitness is critical for your well-being. Athletic training, competitions, workout routines, injury rehabilitation exercises, and even the non-stop pace of everyday life all take energy — and the first source of energy your body turns to comes in the form of carbohydrates. If you’re pushing your body hard in

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20 Dec, 2018

Sprains, Strains and Ankle Pains! What You Need to Know and When to See a Therapist.

Is Your Ankle in Agony? You Might Need a Physical Therapist It’s an all-too-common scenario: You trip over a clod of turf or get knocked down in a game, only to find that your ankle no longer bears your weight when you try to stand up again. Ankle sprains and strains affect joggers, sprinters, football

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10 Oct, 2018

Physical Therapy for Concussions. What You Need to Know

Concussions are being treated more seriously than ever – especially in the world of athletics, where concerns over brain damage have placed high-impact sports such as football under a glaring public spotlight. But whether you received this form of brain injury during an athletic event or in an auto accident, you need to proceed toward

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10 Jul, 2018

What is Considered a High-Quality Protein?

Protein is an essential nutrient we all need to stay as healthy and physically fit as possible. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a committed athlete, a combination of healthy protein intake and a detailed physical therapy program can help you perform at your peak physical level. Call our office to see how physical therapy

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20 Jun, 2018

Start Your Day Right With These 3 Simple Steps

Many of us would rather dive back under the blankets than begin the morning with pre-ordained tasks. Yet adding a few new habits to your morning routine is painless, and will get your day off to a great start. Of course, if you need more help with truly painless mornings, give us a call —

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10 Apr, 2018

Your Comprehensive Guide to Different Types of Stretching — and Their Benefits

If you’ve ever grumbled to yourself that “stretching” is a rather vague fitness directive to get from your doctor or physical therapist, you’re not alone. There’s definitely more than one way to stretch. Done properly, the moves you make can help you recover from an injury, or prevent future problems. But unfortunately, choosing the wrong

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20 Mar, 2018

Blood Flow Restriction Training 101  

It’s likely that you may have noticed weightlifters with bands or cuffs around their biceps while working out. That’s due to the new application of blood flow restriction training or BFR. And BFR isn’t taking hold just among those who pump iron. BFR is being used with other types of resistance training and exercise modalities

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10 Mar, 2018

How Anti-Gravity Treadmills Benefit Runners

Why are anti-gravity treadmills so revolutionary? Well, the specialized equipment works on the body in such as way as to help a range of people, from patients recovering from surgery, to athletes training for a marathon. The secret to the anti-gravity treadmill’s dramatic success lies in the way in which the device creates the same

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10 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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20 Jan, 2018

What is a Dynamic Warm Up and Should I Be Doing It?

Working out is essential to a healthy lifestyle. A strong workout should push your body to the limit, helping you to stay in shape by burning calories and toning muscles. But the workout itself is only part of the equation when it comes to keeping your body healthy and in shape. You need to prepare

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