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4 Stretches to Help Your Teen Combat Text Neck

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Times have changed.

Just a few years ago most parents were worrying about their teens’ posture as a result of carrying heavy backpacks home from school. While this is still a concern, there is a new phenomenon impacting teens’ posture, and it goes by the name of “text neck.

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The Job Search: Resume Basics

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A solid resume is one of the most important tools to have in your belt when conducting your job search and building your career. This document is a snapshot of your qualifications and the first glimpse an employer has of you. Here are some tips to make an outstanding first impression:

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6 Ways to Improve Your Running Technique

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During the course of a year, it’s estimated that nearly 80 percent of recreational runners will sustain a running-related injury2.

In fact, it’s not uncommon to see some participants at local races and marathons walking around with braces, compression sleeves, tape or special shoes. This is because running is a complex functional human movement that few people are taught to perform correctly.

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Stretch of the Week: Spider Stretch

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The third stretch for August is called the Spider Stretch.

This wrist extension stretch is pretty simple and can help with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) symptoms. There is no equipment needed to perform this stretch, and it can be done in either a seated or standing position. It is important to note that if you are experiencing finger or elbow pain/injuries, you should not practice this week’s stretch. Prior to beginning any exercise program, it is recommended to consult with your physician, physical or occupational therapist to determine which exercises are best for you.

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Off-Season Training: A Hockey Perspective

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Off-season training for any sport is an important part of an athlete’s development. During the off-season, athletes make gains on their conditioning, endurance, strength, balance and/or speed to compete at a higher level within the sport of their choice.

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Stretch of the Week: Wrist ROM

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In the second week of August we are working on the range of motion (ROM) in the wrist.

It is not uncommon to feel tightness in your wrist when you are overusing this important joint. This stretch will help you find out where you are tight and free up some of the restrictions in the wrist.

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Big List of Conditions Physical Therapy Treats

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Many people are unaware of the variety of conditions physical therapy can treat.

In addition to common ailments like lower back pain, physical therapy can be an effective treatment option for conditions like vertigo and headaches. Discover what other conditions can benefit from physical therapy by checking out the big list featured below:

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The Job Search: Doing Your Research

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If you thought your days of research were finished when you turned in that last school paper, you may want to reevaluate.

Conducting research during the job search can be one of the best investments you make in yourself. Whether you’re looking for a new position or wanting to change industries, a little time spent gathering information can go a long way.

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Pain: Is it Always in the Shoulder?

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Shoulder pain is both common and frustrating, as there are many things that could be contributing to discomfort in that area. To have a better idea of what may be causing your pain, let’s get a little background on how the shoulder works.

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Stretch of the Week: Self Massage Technique for the Subclavius Muscle

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For the last week of July we will discuss a self massage technique for the subclavius muscle. As a licensed massage therapist I always advise learning self-care techniques to perform between appointments with your own massage therapist. If you don’t have a licensed massage therapist as a resource, it is important to take the time to find a reputable one. We are an invaluable resource to getting your body healthy. It is not just a luxury!

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