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29 Jan 17
Maintaining your New Year Resolution

The first few weeks of 2017 have come and gone and with it has your New Year’s resolution?  According to an article published by the University of Scranton in 2012 almost 45% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution.  The number one resolution people make is, you guessed it, losing weight! However, according to a […]

12 Jul 16
Sun Exposure Safety: Protection from UV Radiation

Sun exposure often has a negative connotation associated with it. It is well known that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sun exposure accelerates skin aging and increases your risk for skin cancers1. However, there are also multiple health benefits of sun exposure to remember. Some of the advantages include: Enhanced mood Improved sleep quality Positive impact […]

6 Jun 16
Gardening Ergonomics

What is Ergonomics? Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines ergonomics as the study of work1. It encompasses all aspects of a specific activity and includes both physical stressors and environmental factors. Physical stressors include repetitive motions, vibrations, excessive force, or awkward positions that can increase strain on joints, muscles, nerves, tendons, and bones3. Environmental […]

16 Mar 16
Foam Rolling: A Self-Myofascial Release Technique

In light of our last blog post about stretching, I thought it would be beneficial to discuss foam rolling– another alternative to improve joint range of motion. In fact, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) states foam rolling performed prior to static or dynamic stretches will “improve the tissue’s ability to lengthen during stretching activities”1. […]

24 Feb 16
Stretching: Is It Really That Important?

During recent conversations with various patients, I have learned that stretching does not get the attention it deserves. Stretching should be crucial part of recreational exercising, sport activities, and everyday life. Unfortunately, it often gets overlooked. The available range of motion (ROM) in the joints of your body directly determines how effectively your body moves. […]