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Best Sleeping Positions for your Neck and Back

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

In my experience as a physical therapist, one of the most common reasons patients seek out physical therapy is due to pain of the spine. Although certain factors related to neck or back pain are outside of our control (such as aging or arthritis), there are many factors that we do have influence over – including sleeping position.

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Winter Workouts: Cold Weather Considerations

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Winter is here and the weather is cold and snowy, but your workouts do not have to stop. Cold weather athletes participate in events that include skiing, cold weather running and triathlons.

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Tips to Help Student Athletes Reach Peak Performance

Posted on by Athletico

The Fall sport season is right around the corner! With the start of a new school year and a new sports team, the beginning of the season can be tough. Regardless of what sport is being played, there are many factors that can help student athletes have a great tryout and season, including the four tips outlined below.

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Heating Up: Exercising in the Heat

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Summer has arrived and so has the heat. As you continue exercising this summer, remember to protect your body from injury due to overheating. When the environmental temperature rises, the body has increased difficulty cooling itself through its normal means.  Heat stroke from exercise is one of the three leading causes of sudden death in sports activities.1

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10 Side Effects of Prolonged Sitting

Posted on by Lori Diamos

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.

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Debut Marathoner: 3 Ways to Prevent Training Injuries

Posted on by Athletico

Training for your first marathon can be a daunting task – not only do you have to build up your stamina, but you also have to do so while keeping your body healthy enough for the next training session.

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Summer Sitting: Tips for Road Trips

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Whether you are hitting the road for a sports tournament or heading to the lake house, summer is here which means it’s time for summer road trips! It is not uncommon for your body to feel stiff or sore after sitting in the car for long periods, but there are things that can be done to make the ride more comfortable. So before you load up the minivan, take a minute to see how you can keep yourself feeling good on your way to your summer fun!

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Lifting Tips for New Grandparents

Posted on by Kyle Dodge

As a new grandparent, you have patiently waited years for this opportunity. You’ve raised your own children and vividly remember all of the milestones. Now you finally have the chance to hold that precious new grandbaby.

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