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Nutrition is an important part of recovery. Keep moving towards your goals during the holiday season!
Check out this great post from the #HSS Playbook: Top Tips for Maintaining a Nutrition Plan During the Holidays #GetPT1st #PhysicalTherapy #WholeHealing

Ready or not, ski season is upon us !

Even though it may not be quite as popular as alpine skiing, cross country skiing comes with a completely unique set of challenges compared with its downhill counterpart.
Check out this great post by #StopSportsInjuries to learn more:

For more on injury prevention & to book an appointment to get your ski season started off right visit us online at:

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Popular Surgery To Ease Chronic Shoulder Pain Called Into Question

“In the condition known as shoulder impingement, certain movements, such as reaching up to get something off a shelf, for example, or even scratching your own back, can be painful and get worse during a night of tossing and turning.

In an arthroscopic surgical procedure known as subacromial decompression, surgeons insert an instrument through a small hole in the shoulder to remove some of the bone and soft tissue. The idea, Beard says, is to reduce stress and open up the space — ‘theoretically relieving the pain.’

In the case of this surgery, Baron says, useful treatment alternatives include medications such as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy…”

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Twice-yearly sessions with a PT can ward off injury.

“Fit bodies are discovering that instead of treating injuries after they happen, they can work with a physical therapist to learn how to prevent them. Not only does this help you avoid pain later on, but it also boosts your performance in the gym.
‘A musculoskeletal checkup is just as important as checking your cholesterol, blood pressure, and the many other areas physicians monitor,” says Scott McGeary, DPT, CSCS.’”

Physical therapists are trained to evaluate and treat movement inefficiencies before they turn into injury. Physical therapy can be extremely effective not only for treatment of injury but also for injury prevention.
To learn more about injury prevention and to get started with your pre-hab visit our website at:

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Teens get as much physical activity as 60-year-olds, study shows

“Lack of physical activity is a risk factor for many serious conditions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that adults engage in at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week.”

"Activity levels at the end of adolescence were alarmingly low, and by age 19, they were comparable to 60-year-olds. For school-age children, the primary window for activity was the afternoon between 2 and 6 p.m. So the big question is how do we modify daily schedules, in schools for example, to be more conducive to increasing physical activity?"

Whether you’re 6 or 106 physical therapy can help you move better and get healthier!

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Use Your Mind to Restore Your Body After a Run
"'The day after a race or hard workout, consider a walk in the woods or an easy run at sunrise or sunset,' Stellar says. Not only does light movement aid muscular recovery by stimulating blood-flow and flushing out the waste products of muscle breakdown, but simply being in nature could reduce lingering inflammation. 'Just be sure to disconnect and really take in your surroundings,' Stellar says. Even a run in the most pristine place won’t induce awe if you’re glued to your phone."

Check out the whole article from #RunnersWorld here:’s%20World&utm_medium=Social&

To get started on rehab for a nagging injury &/or to prevent injury while training visit us online at:

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Exercise Counters Cognitive Decline

“With an aging population and continued projected increases for age-related cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, these findings give hope that older adults can help delay the onset of cognitive decline.
The study provided 6,400 people aged 65 years and older with an activity tracker for a week, and assessed their cognitive abilities during tasks.”

To learn more about what activities can help improve your cognitive abilities visit our website at:

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"Osteoarthritis Is Much More Common Now Than In Ancient Knees, Study Suggests."

Osteoarthritis (OA) is generally understood as wear, tear, and inflammation of joints over time.

According to this article from #NPRHealth, OA is significantly more prevalent now than it was even 50 years ago.

"Even correcting for body mass index and age, osteoarthritis of the knee is twice as common now as it was before the 1950s."

A study published in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences studied bones & joints of human specimens up to 6000 years old. Expecting to find osteoarthritis prevalence similar to what we see today, researchers were surprised to learn joints belonging to human specimens known to be "hunter-gatherers" and “farmers” contained a strikingly less OA compared to present day human specimens.

"'If I were a betting man, I would guess physical activity is especially important," Lieberman says. "One of the things that's really shifted in our world today is that we sit all the time, and kids sit all the time. And that may be affecting how our joints are forming and how our joints are aging.'"

For more on how movement & activity can help reduce your chances of developing osteoarthritis visit our website at:

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In the last 30 years, the field of sports medicine has grown tremendously. Practicing therapists are able to use research in real time to help athletes return to sport after injury in safer and more efficient ways.
In this article from The Washington Post, “Pro tennis players’ good habits are prolonging their careers. The average athlete can learn from them” the author highlights the benefits of working with a physical therapist regardless of skill level, in order to reduce risk for injury and to improve safety with sport participation.
“I think it’s the diet and everybody has a [physiotherapist],” said Dominic Thiem, a 23-year-old ranked No. 7 in the world. “Everyone does treatment after every practice, after every match. It’s probably only small things, but if you do the small things every day over 10, 15 years, it’s going to be a big, big difference.”

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The summer heat has been scorching the last few weeks. Exercising in the extreme temperatures can be very dangerous if you’re not properly prepared.
Among other methods, proper hydration is one of the easiest and best ways to prevent heat related illness.

“Hydration should begin before the exercise period. Drinking 16 ounces of water or a sports drink is recommended one hour before exertion. Hydration should continue with 4-8 ounces of fluid every 15-20 minutes as long as exertion continues.”

Being familiar with ways to prevent heat related illness are key but knowing what heat related illness looks like in person can also be extremely valuable.

Check out this great post and printable handout from #StopSportsInjuries for more on prevention of heat related injuries and illnesses. Stay safe this summer!

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