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Proper Running Form

With just over a month till the 123rd Boston Marathon, first time and senior runners are heading into the peaks of their training cycles. Increase in frequency, mileage and intensity of workouts often lead to a runner’s increase risk for injury. Injury prevention...

How to Shovel Safely

In New England, snow removal is an unavoidable reality for many. It is important to take great care when shoveling to avoid injury. There are two main ways to prepare: Practice Proper shoveling mechanics Have the proper shovel Both of these approaches will help to...

POLICE VS PRICE

The traditional model for managing a new musculoskeletal injury has recently shifted from PRICE (Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) to POLICE (Protect, Optimal Load, Ice, Compression, Elevation) in recent years. The shift allows you to enjoy the benefits...

Your quest to find help with your lower back pain is here!

If you have low back pain, you are not alone.  About 80% of adults will have at least one episode of low back in their lifetime and many adults suffer from recurring episodes of low back pain.  Injury to the low back can also result in symptoms that extend far...

Winter is Coming

Winter is coming and that means the ski and snowboard season is upon us! Whether you’re speeding down the slopes or trekking through the backcountry, snowsports always bring about a sense of adventure and excitement. However, it is important to consider the...

Head Games: Football Concussions

As we head into the midpoint of football season, concussions continue to be a hot topic heavily discussed as a concern across all levels of football. It is important to know and understand the signs and symptoms of a concussion sustained at the time of injury. A...

Baseball and Softball Injuries

The MLB season is well underway, so we can count on certain injuries to occur over the next few months: traumatic and overuse injuries of the shoulder and elbow. Examples include UCL sprains in the throwing elbow, rotator cuff strains of the throwing shoulder and...

Cross Training: The Mixology of Functional Fitness

With marathon season coming up, a lot of people begin to focus primarily on being a better person than the rest of us running, quickly forgetting the importance of cross training. The same is true throughout the year as people find a favorite activity and stick...

Static vs. Dynamic Stretching- Which is right for you?

How Should I Stretch? The impact of static stretching on athletic performance, injury prevention, and musculoskeletal (bones, joints and muscles) health has been widely debated. To further muddy the waters, the role of dynamic stretching has been added to the...

How to Not Slip on Ice

 If you haven't been outside or communicated with that outside world at all today then you are safe from the awful ice the rest of us have had to deal with. Everyone else take a look at the tried and true ways to not end up having to come see us i.e. not fall on...

Cramps and Champs: Avoiding and stopping the pain

Cramps, no one is immune from these sudden, painful muscle contractions. They often render the toughest athletes helpless.Research is finding that cramps are not caused by dehydration or electrolyte imbalance, especially in distance runners. These involuntary...

Strain vs. Sprain: What’s the Difference?

With only one letter difference, it can be easy to confuse a strain for a sprain.You may think they are one in the same, but the fact is they're very different injures that need different treatment. To understand these two injuries, a quick anatomy lesson is in...

Let It Snow! Tips For Safe Shoveling

After last year’s winter many people are cringing while remembering the soreness, and pain inflicted while clearing over nine feet of snow by hand. Here are some tips to get you started off right with your snow clearing endeavors this winter. The Fitness...

Ideal Work Space Setup

Chair should be in a position that allows: Hands, wrists and forearms to be in a straight line and parallel to the floor Shoulders to stay relaxed and your upper arms to hang naturally at the side of your body Feet to be fully supported by the floor or a footrest....

Weather and Pain- Fact or Fiction

 We have all heard the claim that weather can be predicted based upon aches and pains. Often this phenomenon is dismissed as a little bit hokey. However, a survey published on pain states that two-thirds of chronic joint pain patients in San Diego, Nashville,...

5 Ways To Ease Back Pain

The majority of people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Whether the cause is a recent injury, or you suffer from long standing back pain some of these tips can help you battle your back pain, and be more comfortable. Perfect Your Posture:...