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Stretch of the Week: Prone Neck Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
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. (more…)

Fact vs. Fiction: Strength Training for Seniors

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
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. (more…)

What is that Bump on My Heel?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
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. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Seated Twist with Neck Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
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. (more…)

Reducing Work Injuries in the Hotel Industry

Posted on by Athletico
Providing a great experience for guests is the goal of every hotel, but doing so is a team effort. In fact, a lot of people are responsible for a hotel guest’s smile – from the employees that are passed in the hallway to those that come and tidy up the rooms on a daily basis. Many of these employees can feel the work they do right down to their bones and joints. This is because musculoskeletal injuries in hotel employees is common, particularly among housekeepers. (more…)

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. (more…)

Children’s Motor Milestones: Important Steps in Development

Posted on by Athletico
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. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Neck Circles

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski
June’s second stretch of the week is a range of motion movement for the neck called Neck Circles. This movement will stretch the neck in all directions, and also provide insight into your neck’s range of motion. (more…)
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