Rakes and Pains

Avoiding Common Autumn Injuries As the leaves begin to change color, the breeze turns cooler and school is back in session, you know that autumn is here. While the arrival of this new season can be exciting, for many of us it’s time for additional yardwork duties. Cleaning the gutters, fertilizing the lawn, packing up…

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Improve Golf Performance

Golf is a recreational sport that someone of any physical fitness level can play. The activity is known to reduce stress levels while burning calories, with a very low risk of injury. Golf is a great sport to play in the spring, summer and fall to be active outdoors. However, performance is an important factor in…

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What is Functional Training?

Functional training is a means of training your body as it would naturally perform a particular sport or task. Traditional strengthening and flexibility techniques don’t always render the stability and mobility required for functional movements. To better prepare your body, reduce injury and improve athletic performance, you must understand the biomechanics involved in the specific…

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How to Prevent Running Injuries

On June 17, Eric Stearns, PT, MS, OCS, CIDN of our Manchester office was a guest on That Running Show, a Matt & Matt podcast. He discussed common misconceptions about stretching, reasons for running injuries and injury prevention. Static vs. Dynamic Stretching There is a universal misunderstanding about the reason why we stretch. Many people believe…

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Do You Need A Mulligan?

The Mulligan Concept is a specialization of traditional manual therapy techniques, named after its creator Brian Mulligan. Manual therapy techniques, in which your hands are placed directly on the patient, are a popular approach for physical therapists to treat musculoskeletal pain…

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