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Trigger Finger: Not for Target Practice

Posted on by Rose McAndrew

As we age, a little morning stiffness in the fingers may be a typical start to the day and opening and closing the fingers can quickly restore normal motion.  When this stiffness causes a finger to lock in a bent position when making a fist, it can be much more painful to extend finger and is a condition that may require additional medical attention. Read More

Stretch of the Week: Lizard on a Rock

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
For the final week of December we will be doing one of my absolute favorite partner stretches ever! I call this one Lizard on a Rock. You will need a mat for this stretch. Please do not perform this stretch if you have severe knee problems or have great trouble reaching overhead. Read More

Stretch of the Week: Partner Half Moon

Posted on by Mandy Pasquale
Happy holidays to you and yours! Let's get right to our fourth and final Partner Stretch of December. This partner stretch is called Half Moon. Read More

Stretch of the Week: Lateral Sway Partner Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
We are halfway through the month of December, wow! I feel like everything is going at super speed with the holidays approaching! So let's take a moment to stretch it out and slow it down with this week’s stretch. I call this one a Lateral Sway Partner stretch. The contraindications for this stretch are shoulders injuries, if you can't bring your hands above your head, don't do this one. Read More

The Winter Blues

Posted on by Dorothy Cohee

Many people talk about cross-training in the winter and even throughout the running season. Does this mean to include swimming and biking? Why is it important? How can you benefit from cross-training?

Cross training does include replacing running with lower impact activities, such as swimming and biking. However, it also is stretching and strengthening. Read More

Stretch of the Week: Forward Fold Partner Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
The second week of December brings us to a forward fold partner stretch. Even people who cannot touch their toes when bending forward can still do this one. If you have a hamstring injury I would not recommend performing this stretch. Read More

Stretch of the Week: Easy Seated Partner Twist

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
It's December! You what that means! Most likely you will be seeing more of your friends and family, so I thought it would be a perfect month to do some partner stretches. Get everyone involved! Show them you've been working on your flexibility and maybe even inspire someone close to you to make it a goal for the New Year to add some stretching to their life. :)  Read More

Year End Yard Maintenance: Don’t Let It Get You Down

Posted on by Emily Helton
The air is getting colder, the holidays are approaching, and the leaves (or snowflakes) are falling! In the days and weeks leading up to the holiday season, most people inevitably find themselves outside in their yards either raking or shoveling snow. Raking or shoveling can be the most strenuous of household tasks and you should take proper precautions in order to avoid back strains and other injuries. Read More
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