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Pickleball: Staying Safe in the Kitchen

Pickleball: Staying Safe in the Kitchen

One of the fastest growing sports in the United States is Pickleball. In fact, between 2019 and 2021 pickleball was THE fastest growing sport.It is estimated that there are now over 5 million pickleball players. The sport is linked to a combination of ping pong,...

What is Occupational Therapy?

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy’s emphasis is on restoration of independence and supporting or adapting functions to improve areas of deficits. Is occupational therapy the same as physical therapy? No, the main difference between occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy...

Text Neck!- Injury and Diagnosis

Text Neck!- Injury and Diagnosis

Yes, Text Neck is a real injury and there is a diagnosis! What is Text Neck?Text Neck is pain in the neck due to participating in prolong flexed postures such as using your cell phone or tablet to text, surf social media or read. As cell phones, gaming systems, and...

Importance of Proper Warmup in Overhead Athletes

Importance of Proper Warmup in Overhead Athletes

With fall sports in full swing and athletes playing and training year-round it is important to take care of the body, particularly the areas that we place high loads and stress on.One of the most common areas for injuries in throwing athletes is the shoulder due to...

Thoracic Spine – Oh My Aching Back!

Thoracic Spine – Oh My Aching Back!

The thoracic spine is the mid part of your back. Its valuable with movements such as rotating your trunk and sitting with good posture. It is also the location where your ribs attach. Your thoracic spine is the key to your low back, neck, and shoulder function....

Ergonomics! Prevent Pain at Your Desk

Ergonomics! Prevent Pain at Your Desk

We commonly believe an office job is better on our bodies than if we must use our hands and get dirty. Well folks, that’s not always true.  I have said before, “motion is lotion” and when we sit at a computer or desk all day, we are susceptible to aches and pain....

Knee Arthritis…”Motion is Lotion”

Knee Arthritis…”Motion is Lotion”

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is the inflammation and wearing away of the articular cartilage on the knee joint.In a normal joint, articular cartilage is smooth which allows the bones of the knee joint to slide over each other without rubbing. This slick surface is...

Concussions – Educate Yourself!

Concussions – Educate Yourself!

It’s that time of the year again!This is a great chance to review the topic of concussions. It’s important as athletes, coaches, and parents that we educate ourselves and can recognize the signs of symptoms for those folks on the field and off.  Remember not only...

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis affects nearly 2 million Americans a year and is not bias to men and women of any age.  Plantar Fasciitis can be painful and functionally limiting as the plantar fascia becomes inflamed or torn.  Pain can be in the ball of the foot or arch.Plantar...

Stay Cool and Healthy with Pool Exercises

Stay Cool and Healthy with Pool Exercises

The pool is the perfect place to exercise in the summer when the temperatures begin to climb.However, there are great benefits to exercising in the pool all year round. The main benefit is buoyancy, which is the ability of the water to support a part of your body’s...