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Artists: Don’t Let Pain or Injury Dampen Your Creative Spirit

Artists: Don’t Let Pain or Injury Dampen Your Creative Spirit

We often don’t consider the long-term impact that practicing the fine arts can have on the body.  Yet, according to physical therapists, dancers, musicians, visual artists and even performing artists are not immune to experiencing pain and injury related to...

Physical Therapy Successful in Removing Weight-Loss Barriers

Physical Therapy Successful in Removing Weight-Loss Barriers

Weight loss is one of the top New Year’s Resolutions made by Americans each year, according to multiple sources.  Yet, studies conclude that only 8 percent of people actually achieve their annual goals, including those who seek to live...

Exercise to Ease Chronic Anxiety This Year

Exercise to Ease Chronic Anxiety This Year

A new year offers the potential for new opportunities and experiences.  For those who struggle with general and consistent anxiety, however, the prospect of the new year and the expectations that come with it can be tricky to maneuver.  It’s with this...

Good hydration essential for healthy healing and living

Good hydration essential for healthy healing and living

Every system of the body – every cell of every organ – requires water in order to function properly. On a molecular level, say medical experts, this is why hydration is so essential for healing, training and athletic performance.  “Hydration is...

Volunteering Benefits Seniors Physically & Mentally

Volunteering Benefits Seniors Physically & Mentally

For some, the Holiday Season can be a time of social isolation and loneliness.  This can be especially true for older adults who live alone.  Research shows social isolation can have adverse effects such as depression, reduced cognitive...

Positive Attitude Reaps Healthful Rewards

Positive Attitude Reaps Healthful Rewards

Is your glass half full? Do the clouds that fly above your world all have silver linings? Can you manage to find positive twists among life’s messiest entanglements?  Congratulations!  According to health care experts throughout the world – from...

Treat Tight Hamstrings to Protect Your Back, Knees

Treat Tight Hamstrings to Protect Your Back, Knees

In an age when so many in the U.S. spend the bulk of their days seated and/or sedentary, one of the more common muscle imbalance issues involves right hamstrings. And while simply having tight hamstrings isn’t a major health...

Can Exercise Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms?

Can Exercise Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms?

As cold and flu season approaches, so does the season of illness prevention.  From getting flu shots to adding a little extra Vitamin C to our diets, prevention often becomes a focus for those concerned with getting sick, missing...

No Time for Exercise? Make Time for Movement.

No Time for Exercise? Make Time for Movement.

Don’t have time for exercise? Perhaps, say physical therapists, it’s time to reframe what true exercise looks like.  After all, exercise doesn’t require a gym, special equipment or a high intensity. Down to its core, exercise is simply movement, and...

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