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Keep Moving (While Sheltering in Place)

So COVID-19 is here. You’ve been trying to work from your couch for the past several weeks. You’re suddenly fondly missing your office chair and it’s ergonomic curves. But the end of the lockdown isn’t in sight so you’re looking at somewhere in the ballpark of 4 to 4,000 more weeks of couch working. So […]

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Help! I Have Osteoarthritis

Let’s talk about osteoarthritis. But first let’s talk about joints. There are several different kinds of joints in the body and synovial joints are the most common type. The structure of a synovial joint goes like this: The ends of the two bones are covered with very smooth cartilage. This cartilage provides a cushion to […]

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Golf Fitness: What it is and why it can keep you playing longer!

In recent years, fitness has become a hot topic in the golf world. Tiger Woods first introduced the idea of optimizing performance through fitness early on in his career. Now all the top players put a priority on how their body is performing in order to compete at the highest level. But golf fitness is […]

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Is Sitting the New Smoking?

  “Sitting is the new smoking”. You may have heard this saying and wondered if it is true. As a Physical Therapist this conversation often leads to the following questions: Is sitting detrimental? Am I sitting correctly? Can I injure myself by sitting too much? Does my hip/back/shoulder hurt because of sitting all day at work? […]

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Gait Analysis: Good for What Ails Your Running

Running as a means of exercise is very popular: both for recreation and as a competitive sport. However, the statistics on running injuries are not good. Throughout the course of any year, 65-80% of runners sustain an injury. Some running injuries are so common you’ve probably heard of them: plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, calf pain, […]

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Physical Therapy Myths

October is National Physical Therapy month. As we celebrate physical therapy as a profession it seems like an opportune time to talk about what physical therapy is and dispel some popular myths. The American Physical Therapy Association says, “Physical therapists are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient […]

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