IDEAS TO MOVE BETTER & FEEL BETTER

How to Avoid the Pains of Travel

The joys of a family vacation can be overshadowed by the ‘pain’ of hauling excessive luggage, sleeping in a different bed and extended periods of sitting. Here are our favorite tips to keep you feeling your best while traveling so you can enjoy your destination. TAKE...

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Physical Therapy for Retirees

Are you among the millions of Americans who have high aspirations for how you’ll spend the extra time during your post-retirement years? Whether you plan to travel the world, pick up fly fishing, spend more time woodworking or sign up for a golf league, your physical...

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How Your SmartPhone Could Be Aging Your Spine

Chances are that you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in the era of the smartphone, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex these days to pull out our smartphones when we’re standing in line,...

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Prevent Pain. Stay Strong

You know exercise is important to your health. It helps you feel better physically, gives you energy, and helps you deal with the stress of your busy life. But what do you do when life gets too busy to take an exercise class, go for a run, or get to the gym? It’s easy...

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The Importance of Failure

As an Olympic wrestler, I am fascinated with the concept of mindset and how it can affect outcomes.  For example, two people might have the same capabilities, and mindset can be the difference between winning/losing, success/failure, achieving a goal/not, making...

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Should I Stretch Before Exercising?

Growing up in youth sports, and even into Division I athletics, I remember starting every wrestling practice with static stretching- touch your toes and “1,2, 3,….10”. TURNS OUT, I WAS DOING IT ALL WRONG. Now working in the physical therapy field in an active...

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Feminine and Fierce: Why women should be hitting the weight room

MUSCULAR DOES NOT EQUAL MASCULINITY A common thing I hear at the gym is that women do not want to lift weights because it will “make them bulky”. In our society particularly, women are expected to look and behave that align with certain standards. Unfortunately, the...

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Using Redcord to Improve Your Nervous System

MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT PHYSICAL THERAPY IS ALL ABOUT EXERCISE AND STRENGTHENING MUSCLES.  BUT MUSCLE IS ONLY PART OF THE EQUATION. A muscle by itself won’t work unless the nervous system tells it to contract.  When a nerve tells a muscle to contract, it isn’t like an...

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