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Feb 16, 2018
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Benjamin Franklin   On this Valentine’s Day, many of us shared wonderful gifts to celebrate our love and commitment to a special someone. With Valentine’s…

STRENGTHENING FOR SNOW SPORTS

We often hear that flexibility reduces risk of injury. As a continuation of our most recent blog, Yoga For Snow Sports, written by our very own PTA, Yoga Instructor, & Health Coach Lisa Tidman, I wanted to discuss a few of my favorite strengthening exercises for the active individual participating in…

YOGA FOR SNOW SPORTS

It can be so fun and exciting to get out into the snow for a day of skiing or snowboarding.  Planning ahead of the season by conditioning is also a wise idea, since winter sports require use of the whole body to participate as we travel down the hills.  Yoga is an excellent way to reduce the chance of…

FOAM ROLLING - WHAT'S ALL THE HYPE?

Foam rollers – they’re everywhere! You’ve seen them in gyms, physical therapy clinics, and on the sidelines of professional sporting events and marathons. But what exactly do they do, and how do they work?   What Are They? Foam rollers are dense pieces of just that – foam – that are generally cylindrical…

STAYING MOTIVATED WITH NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

Another year, another resolution Exercise is an infamous New Year’s resolution. Many make them, most will break them. This year, did your resolution slip?  Here are some motivational tips to keep yourself going throughout the year: Set SMART goals. Goals should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable,…

SURVIVE SNOW SHOVEL SEASON

Winter is coming.   We can thank Game of Thrones for that moniker but it’s something that all Vermonters have known for generations – we cannot escape the winter!  Granted, the weather this year has been funky but we’re still headed for months of snow and ice and cold.  If we decide to reside in this…

COOKING WITH KATIE - VEGAN COCONUT CURRY BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

I have to admit, I really am not a good cook.  Currently, I can make about 10 different recipes and typically they involve smothering everything in cheese.  In college, I remember calling my mother to ask her how to tell if the water was boiling so I could make a pot of noodles. So, take my word for…

DRY NEEDLING: WHAT'S ALL OF THE BUZZ?

In the last few years, dry needling, which was first taught to physical therapists in 1997, has become a more commonly used technique to help expedite patients’ recovery. It is used to target muscle tissue tightness and trigger points by using a small, sterile filament (needle) that is inserted into…

PRACTICING MINDFULNESS: GET TO KNOW YOUR BODY BETTER!

Life is hectic. Between our jobs, taking care of our families, pets, plants, homes, etc., there is hardly a spare moment in the day to focus on ourselves. Thus, it’s no wonder most of us experience stress of varying degrees, which can negatively impact our emotional and physical states. Mindfulness…

WHAT WIKIPEDIA CAN'T TELL YOU ABOUT A CONCUSSION - PART 2

This is the continuation of our blog posting from Sept 28th on concussion prevalence, symptoms, & testing.  Part 2 focuses on concussion managements & recovery - make sure you read Part 1 if you haven't already! How should we manage a concussion? A properly trained allied health care team should have…

WHAT WIKIPEDIA CAN’T TELL YOU ABOUT A CONCUSSION – PART 1

With fall sports in full swing, the incidence of concussions will be on the rise. A recent study reveals that concussion diagnoses jumped 71% for 10-19 year-olds over the past six years. The good news is that these surges may not truly indicate an increased incidence of concussions sustained by athletes…