How to Reduce Your Risk of Injury When Working From Home

With all of the recent changes and companies requiring employees to work from home. You may be working from home without a proper work station set up. Why does that matter? Below are a few advantages to having proper body mechanics while at desk: Sitting for long periods of time may lead to multiple aches…

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Beyond Relaxation: Three Benefits of Massage

Massage franchises have become very popular over the last 10 years or so. In our busy world, day spas have become a much needed respite from our packed schedules. It is nice to get away if only for an hour. “Relaxation” is usually what comes to mind when we think about getting a massage at…

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The COVID Rut, and How to Get Out of It

Kayla Uhlenhake, Staff Physical Therapist – Scott Blvd Right now we’re all facing a trying time that no one could have expected. With gyms being on an altered schedule, people are finding it difficult to stay active. With abnormal work schedules people are getting out of their normal routines. Houses are becoming more hectic. Moods…

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Getting Out on Your Bike? How’s the Fit?

Looking for ways to stay active while social distancing?!?! Time to dust off that old bike in the corner of the garage and hit the trails! But before you sprint off on your two-wheeler, make sure your bike fits you correctly! A proper bike fit is essential for reducing injury and improving your cycling performance.…

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Nutrition, Exercise and Sleep for Young Athletes

Most people understand that nutrition and exercise are important parts of health. Growing research is showing that sleep deserves a spot along with them when we think of healthy lifestyle choices. The importance of these three pillars of health is difficult to overstate. The WHO estimated that by 2020, 2/3rds of all disease will be…

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4 Resources for Physical Activities Parents Can Do with Their Kids at Home

COVD-19 has eliminated the question of what stay-at-home moms/dads do. Now the bigger problem comes, how do they fit in the daily physical activities their children desperately need? Public resources such as playgrounds and parks are no longer safe, so the need to get creative for home activities is in high demand. Running, jumping, and…

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5 Reasons to See your Physical Therapist in 2020

Melissa Engel, Staff PT – Tiffin PRA While there are countless of reasons as to why you should see your Physical Therapist in 2020, but here are 5 you may not have thought about! You want to age successfully As we age, we decline in balance and overall strength increasing our risk for falls.  Physical…

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Tips to Prepare Your Body for Snow Shoveling

By: Sabrina Casares, SPT Since winter has decided to grace us with its presence much sooner this year here are some helpful hints to avoid injury when shoveling snow! Getting started: Before even picking up that snow shovel there are several things you can do to prevent injury: Warm up: Just like with any physical…

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Try These 4 Things to Help Reduce Back Pain After Pregnancy

You had a baby! The months that follow giving birth are typically a time of love, happiness and lots of baby giggles. Something that you do not want to deal with postpartum is low back pain.  About 50% of women have low back pain during pregnancy and 25% in the postpartum period.[1] Low back pain…

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Should Your Grandma Deadlift?

I know what most people are thinking, my little old grandmother does not need to be joining a powerlifting team and start trying to deadlift 300 pounds.  I am not advocating that everyone’s elderly grandparents go and join their local Crossfit gym and get into complex barbell movements, but learning to deadlift should be a…

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