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How to Spring Clean Your Diet

March 28th, 2017

By Millie Betts, Personal Trainer and Health Coach As the weather gets warmer, get inspired to eat good food that truly nourishes your body so you feel your best. Here are my top five clean eating tips to “healthify” your diet this spring. Focus on one-ingredient foods. “One-ingredient” foods are whole, natural foods that have no

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Scoliosis: The Signs and Symptoms

March 21st, 2017

By Cierra Washington. ATC Here’s a riddle for you: What holds your body upright, is made up of a series of irregularly shaped bones, appears to be in a straight line but is also curved when you look at it from the side? The answer: YOUR SPINE! Your spine consists of 33 bones: seven cervical, 12

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Flexibility vs. Strength in Dancers

March 15th, 2017

By Danielle Hoguet, DPT When you think of a ballet dancer, you probably picture someone with a long graceful body who can bend in unimaginable ways. When  people learn that I was a dancer, usually their first response is, ‘you must be very flexible.’ It is very true that ballet training stresses flexibility. Dancers, whether

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Happy National Athletic Training Month

February 28th, 2017

By: Cierra Washington, ATC March is National Athletic Training Month! The month is dedicated to spreading awareness about who Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) are, the environments in which they work and the importance of their role in rehabilitation.  What are ATCs? According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, ATCs are highly qualified, multi-skilled healthcare professionals who

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Concussions: What to Look for When Your Athlete isn’t Telling the Whole Story

February 21st, 2017

By Tricia Walker, ATC Overtime, sports have become more competitive. With this driving force, athletes are becoming less likely to report injuries or report when they are feeling pain to avoid being taken out of the game or missing practices. Concussion reporting has followed this same trend. According to a study published in the Journal

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Conditioning: How to Prepare for Spring Sports Season

February 14th, 2017

By: Cierra Washington, ATC If you’re participating in a spring sport, what should you be doing now to get ready to compete in a few weeks? Hopefully, you been training in the off season or at least have been staying relatively active to maintain your level of fitness. But if you had more of a couch

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February is American Heart Month

February 7th, 2017

By Sarah Herndon How healthy is your heart? Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States? February is American Heart Month and organizations like the American Heart Association and the Heart Foundation are raising awareness about ways to prevent heart disease so

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How To Get Moving Safely and Effectively

January 31st, 2017

By Abbey Fecher, DPT It’s no secret that regular exercise is important to your overall health. It’s not too late to keep that New Year’s resolution you might have set for yourself to be more physically active. Exercise is defined as planned and structured physical activity with the purpose of training a specific part of

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The Silent Disease: Osteoporosis

January 24th, 2017

By Abbey Fecher, DPT Did you know that osteoporosis is known as the ‘Silent Disease’? Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, keeps too little bone or when both these things occur. It causes bones to weaken which increases the risk for fractures. Medical experts estimate that 54 million

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How to Go From Your Couch to a 5K

December 20th, 2016

By: Abbey Fecher, DPT It’s the end of the year and you’re starting to think about your New Year’s Resolutions. Some common ones that come to mind might be eating healthier, getting more sleep, and exercising more. Have you noticed people sporting their exercise pants and race tee-shirts at the gym or around town? You may

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