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How to Start a Walking Program

January 11th, 2021

Did you know a person walks 65,000 miles in their lifetime? That’s equivalent to walking three times around the earth. Walking is simple, requires little equipment other than a good pair of shoes, is easier on your joints than running, is great for all ages, and has a myriad of other benefits. The simple act

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Adult Speech Impairment

December 7th, 2020

When a toddler has a speech impairment it can be a cute and endearing part of their unique dialect, but as children grow older and become adults speech impairments can be a cause of embarrassment and even shame. Luckily speech therapists can provide ongoing treatment to help...

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Five Signs You May Need to See a Physical Therapist

November 11th, 2020

Aches and pains are an inevitable part of life and sometimes medication cannot manage it. Certain signs could indicate the need to see a physical therapist. In short, physical therapists commonly referred to (PT) are experts in movement with a focus on the musculoskeletal system and potentially other body systems depending on their area of expertise.

5 Signs of an ACL Tear You Shouldn't Ignore

5 Signs of an ACL Tear You Shouldn’t Ignore

October 9th, 2020

Does knee pain and immobility have you questioning whether or not you have an ACL tear? ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament. This ligament is one of the largest and most important on your knee. There are two main ways an ACL typically tears. First, a tear can occur while playing sports that require jumping or quick movement and change of direction. Second, ACL tears can also occur when someone comes in direct contact with another or the knee can no longer hold their weight. How do you know if you have a torn ACL? Here are 5 signs to look for.

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Tips to Stay Active During Virtual Learning

September 9th, 2020

School is in session and no matter where learning takes place - in the classroom or virtually, it’s important to stay active throughout the day. In the classroom setting, children have movement built in with the changing of classrooms, recess, and gym. At home, children are often seated in one room in front of a computer or at a table. Most of us know that activity has many physical benefits, but it is important to remember that being physically active also helps with brain health and cognition. To keep your student active and healthy, try building in some movement time throughout the day!

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Benefits of Yoga

August 20th, 2020

Yoga is a mind and body practice with a history going back 5,000 years in ancient Indian philosophy. There are many styles of yoga that combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. In the modern day, yoga is a common exercise with options for beginners and experts alike. In yoga, you will be challenged, delighted and humbled all at the same time while strengthening both the mind and the body. While poses may look easy, yoga will have you sweating in no time. Yoga is loved by many due to being equal parts exercise and mindful focusing. If you haven’t tried it, you may be missing out. Yoga has an endless amount of benefits. Check out the top 5! Read more...

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The Benefits of a Morning Stretch

July 20th, 2020

Do you take time to stretch in the morning? If not, you may want to consider it. Stretching in the morning, and throughout the day, has major health benefits. We all know stretching before physical activity is important, but stretching as you start your day is equally as important. Here’s why...

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3 Common Summer Injuries & How Physical Therapy Can Help!

July 8th, 2020

There’s no denying that summer is here in all its splendor: the sunshine, the additional daylight, and the warm weather! Longer summer days usually means more time outdoors. As you get ready to go for a run, play some ball, or take to the golf course, remember that an increase in activity can also mean an increase in risk of injury.