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Can ACL Tears Be Prevented?

Posted on by Anne Bierman | Leave a Comment

One of the most common knee injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain or tear.1 The ACL is a major ligament that helps to stabilize the knee joint. Athletes and recreational enthusiasts of all ages can experience an ACL tear, especially those who participate in high demand sports like soccer, football and basketball.1


Posted in ACL injury.

Stretch of the Week: Mini Down Dog Calf Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski | Leave a Comment

Are you an avid walker, hiker or runner? If so, this month’s weekly stretches are for you! We are targeting muscle groups that are involved in moving the legs. This first week we will stretch the Achilles, calves, hamstrings and low back. We will call this stretch the Mini Down Dog Calf Stretch.


Running: Bringing People Together (and to Germany!)

Posted on by Dorothy Cohee | Leave a Comment

Running is a great hobby that it not only good for your health, but also brings people together.


Posted in Endurance, Running.

Swimming 101: Having Fun & Staying Safe in the Water

Posted on by Valerie Odea | Leave a Comment

Having spent many years as a competitive swimmer and lakefront lifeguard, I feel more at home in water than on dry land! So I want to cover the topic “Swimming 101,” or how to have fun, boost your fitness and stay safe in the water.


Posted in Swimming.

Stretch of the Week: Prone Neck Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski | Leave a Comment

The final week of June brings us to the Prone (face down) Neck Stretch. It will stretch the muscles in the sides and back of the neck, as well as the chest muscles.


Fact vs. Fiction: Strength Training for Seniors

Posted on by Tara Hackney | 3 Comments

Is age really just a number? Can you still get stronger even as you get older? There are common misconceptions surrounding senior populations and exercise or strength training. Let’s debunk some of these misunderstandings.


What is that Bump on My Heel?

Posted on by Tara Hackney | Leave a Comment

Our feet literally take us places all day long, and foot pain is a fairly common issue. For some people, the pain is located more in the heel. That heel pain can also lead to the discovery of a bump on the back of the heel.  This could be a condition known as a Haglund’s deformity.


Stretch of the Week: Seated Twist with Neck Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski | Leave a Comment

For the third week of June we will be performing the Seated Twist with Neck Stretch. This stretch targets the muscles of the neck, between the ribs, and trunk.


10 Side Effects of Prolonged Sitting

Posted on by Lori Diamos | Leave a Comment

Our children do it at school, many of us do it at work, most of us do it while commuting, and too many of us also do it recreationally. What is that magic “it?”  If you guessed sitting then you hit the nail on the head.


Children’s Motor Milestones: Important Steps in Development

Posted on by Amanda DiGangi | Leave a Comment

As a physical therapist that works with children, I educate my patient’s family and caregivers on the importance of each and every motor milestone relevant to the child’s age. Often, each milestone assists in the development of the following milestone.1 For example, before a child can crawl on hands and knees, they often develop the skill of moving forward in an army crawl position.


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