Healthy Practice for Shoveling Snow
During a New England winter, shoveling is almost inevitable for homeowners. Avoid an injury that keeps you from holiday shopping and family gatherings by following our 4 quick tips for healthy snow shoveling. When you use proper form, shoveling is a great workout!
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Fitness for Ski and Snowboard Safety
Skiing and snowboarding is a favorite winter pastime for many, but it can leave your legs feeling sore and weak. When you work with a physical therapist at Integrated Rehab, we can teach you how to improve your leg, core and upper body strength to increase stamina.
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Decrease Risk of ACL Injury
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries often occur during sports or other physically strenuous activities. If you’re an athlete, how can you assess your risk to avoid this serious injury? Our physical therapists list 3 factors that could make you vulnerable to an ACL tear.
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The Shoulder Capsule
When referring to the human body, a capsule is a strong membrane covering. A shoulder capsule can cause pain if the muscle becomes stretched, pinched or torn. Physical therapy can improve limited range of motion by strengthening muscles around the shoulder.
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Improve Baseball or Softball Throwing Performance
It’s no secret that body mechanics play an important role in how far you’re able to throw a ball, but research indicates that strength training also has an influence. A physical therapist can improve the velocity of your throws, while teaching you how to avoid overuse injuries.
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Golf Fitness
Are you reaching your full potential on the fairway? Most golfers hope to improve their performance each time they hit the links, but could be missing the keys to success. A physical therapist can address and help improve your posture, swing and follow-through.
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Elbows of Spring Sports
Playing popular spring activities, like golf and tennis, can lead to injury when we’re not proactive. Before dusting off the clubs or racquet, have your flexibility and strength assessed by a physical therapist. We’ll help improve form to avoid a season-ending injury.
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Stretching
How important is stretching before physical activity? Although that will depend on the sport, we have found that dynamic stretching is much more effective in preventing injuries than static stretching. Our physical therapists list examples and benefits of both.
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Cross Train with Swimming
Many of us enjoy swimming as a recreational activity to cool off on a hot day, but serious athletes incorporate in their training routines. No matter the competitive sport you play, swimming can help accelerate recovery time, prevent injuries and improve overall fitness.
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Physical Therapy for Injury-free Golf
Have you been practicing your golf swing, but not seeing improvement? Golfers with tight muscles and poor mechanics are more prone to body faults, or areas with limited or restricted range of motion. Physical therapy could be the solution to improve your game.
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Improve Posture to Avoid Back and Neck Pain
Back and neck pain are extremely common conditions we treat in our clinics. Many people suffer from such discomfort as the result of poor sitting posture. A physical therapist can show you how to sit properly and teach exercises that alleviate existing pain.
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