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MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH: A CONVERSATION WITH COL CARROLL "BUD" OCKERT, US ARMY, RET.

May 10, 2019
 "No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks."  --James Allen   It’s May, which means that it’s Military Appreciation month, and I can’t help but wonder how many people know this or better…

SITTING FOR BETTER HEALTH

If you are uncomfortable at work, you might be risking your health and contributing to long-term effects on your posture.   Have you identified the source of your discomfort? I find the questions below are helpful in recognizing if your workstation needs to be looked over.  This may help you prevent…

POSTURE AND THE HUMAN BUILDING

Simply put, posture is our body’s position in space. To better understand the significance of posture, I like to compare our bodies to buildings. They are both structures that require a strong, stable foundation.

ATHLETIC TRAINER ADVOCACY

The month of March is National Athletic Trainers Month.  Our previous two blogs have discussed the role of an athletic trainer in the allied health care profession and differences between the athletic trainer and a personal trainer.  For this blog, I would like to address how the community can take an…

ATHLETIC TRAINERS VS. STRENGTH & CONDITIONING SPECIALISTS

ATC vs. CSCS You may have seen these credentials before but what is the difference between Certified Athletic Trainers and Strength & Conditioning Specialists? Athletic training encompasses so much more than rehabilitation and guidance on exercises. Although both Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) and…

ALL ABOUT ATHLETIC TRAINERS

Happy National Athletic Training Month!  Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) are a dynamic part of our company and therapeutic team. Keep reading below to learn more about athletic training, and perhaps if our AT services could help you! Certified Athletic Trainers are highly skilled and knowledgeable…

FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE

Considering that Valentine’s Day just passed by, let’s discuss my favorite food group – CHOCOLATE.  It’s true that the USDA doesn’t recognize chocolate as its own group on the food pyramid (or plate, depending on when you grew up), but my G’ma Street taught me that rich, dark chocolate is above and beyond…

FIGHTING THE WINTER BLUES

The winter blues are real!  Yes, most of us choose to live in Vermont either for the long winters or in spite of them.  Either way, it’s a few months into our winter season and, I’m sure Punxsutawney Phil will agree, we have a couple more months to go. So what can be done instead of waiting for winter…

PREPARING FOR SURGERY? CONSIDER THESE TIPS!

Undergoing surgery, or even the process of deciding whether or not to, can be a very stressful time in one’s life. The lead up to a surgery can be overwhelming; from scheduling pre-op appointments and tests to figuring out insurance coverage, all while possibly juggling a full time job and family life. As…

MEDICARE PART B UPDATE FOR 2019

If you are enrolled in Original Medicare Part B, that means you have coverage for services related to physicians, outpatient hospitals, home health, outpatient physical therapy, and other care not covered by Medicare Part A. If you are receiving Part B care in 2019, here are a few changes and a few things…

HOLIDAY FUN WITHOUT THE GUILT

December is always a challenging month when it comes to food and trying to eat healthy.  It seems like everywhere you turn, there are plates of holiday cookies or a Christmas party of some sort to attend. I have a few tips on how to enjoy those parties and holiday meals without the guilt! 1.     DON’T…