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sciatica

Sciatica often leads to symptoms that radiate out of the back and into the leg

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, September 1, 2017

The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the entire body. It runs from each side of the lower spine through the buttock and into the thigh, all the way down to the foot. This nerve serves an important role in communicating messages from the spinal cord to the legs and feet, and when […]

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wakeboarding

Watch your stance and steer clear of wakeboarding and water skiing injuries

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, August 22, 2017

Summer is loaded with opportunities for outdoor activities, and the only problem is that it might feel like there’s not enough time to take advantage of them all. For some of you lucky enough to have a boat or a friend/family member that owns one, wakeboarding or water skiing may be your activity-of-choice. Both of […]

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Don’t flip flop on your summertime footwear: Use the right pair and avoid an injury

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, July 31, 2017

With summer comes a natural desire to be outside and to stay as comfortable as possible, for as long as possible. For some people, that means freeing their feet of restrictions and wearing flip-flops whenever the opportunity presents itself. While flip-flops are certainly a more comfortable option than shoes that allow your feet to breath […]

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beach-based exercise

Sweat on the sand: How to stay fit with beach-based exercise this summer

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, July 25, 2017

When a beach comes to mind, you might immediately have images of lounging, relaxing and doing as little physical activity as possible while soaking in the sun. This is a fine image and one that most people have, but it’s not the only way to spend time on a beach. Before—or after—reclining your beach chair […]

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summer sun safety

Stay safe in the sun when exercising outdoors this summer

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, June 26, 2017

We’re only a few days into it, but summer is already heating up. Temperatures have dipped into the 90s earlier this month, and plenty more hot days are sure to be on the way before the season is over. For those of you who enjoy staying active during the summer, exercising outdoors once the thermometer […]

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pool exercises

Don’t just float there: how to take advantage of the water with pool-based exercises

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, June 9, 2017

Summer is practically here, and that means most outdoor pools are opening up soon if they haven’t already done so. For many of us, time spent in a pool is for relaxing or having some fun with your friends or family members, especially if you have a pool of your own at home. While this […]

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HIIT

Get more bang for your buck in exercise with high-intensity interval training

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, May 25, 2017

As physical therapists, one of the most important recommendations we give to all of our patients is to find ways to exercise and become physically active on a more regular basis. Unfortunately, these days it can be difficult to find enough time to commit to exercising as much as you’d like. This is why we […]

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shin splints

Avoid shin splints as you get back into your running routine this time of year

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, May 8, 2017

With temperatures right in the sweet spot, now is a perfect time of year to get outside and pick up your running routine again. For some of you, this could mean strapping on your running shoes for the first time in a few months, and that could put you at risk for injuries like shin […]

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gardening safety

Get back to your garden with safe techniques to avoid knee and back pain

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, April 26, 2017

If you’re a gardener, the past few months away from your garden have probably been tough. But spring is finally here, and that means you can bring life back to your yard, one plant at a time. Gardening is a great hobby that also doubles as exercise, but it can also lead to pain. All […]

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avoid hiking injuries

Don’t let the trail take too much of a toll on your body while hiking

by Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation, April 11, 2017

Take a hike. We don’t mean that in the “get out of town” sort of way, but literally: go find a trail and take an actual hike. The weather is getting really nice and there are few better ways to experience the great outdoors than on foot, with nothing but yourself, possibly a companion, and […]

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