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STAYING HEALTHY WHILE TRAVELING: SELF-CARE ON THE ROAD

Aug 16, 2019
Summer is the season for traveling and it’s no wonder why – the days are longer & warmer, the kids (if you have them) are free from school, and there are more events on the calendar than there are seagulls…

STAYING HEALTHY WHILE TRAVELING: PREPARATION IS KEY!

Traveling can be an exciting and enriching experience.  On the other hand, it can also be extremely stressful and exhausting.  Whether it be for work or pleasure, venturing away from the comforts and familiarities of home can come with its challenges.  For instance, staying healthy or maintaining healthy…

CAN DRY NEEDLING HELP WITH SHOULDER PAIN?

Summer is upon us!  As the days become hotter, many of us will flock to the lakes, ponds, and reservoirs to cool down.  Whether we swim, kayak, canoe, paddle board, wakeboard, or water ski, this requires the use of our upper extremities.  As Jen mentioned in our last blog, the top three injuries for…

SHOULDER RECOVERY FOR SUMMER SPORTS

Summers in Vermont are short and sweet.  The three months of warmth and sunshine are packed full of lake and mountain activities such as walking, hiking, paddle boarding, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, playing volleyball, softball, tennis or a mix of all of the above. Many of our outdoor…

WHAT'S NEW FOR YOU AT PT360

June is in full swing and summer has finally arrived!  I’m sure that has all of you smiling, especially those of you who are on summer vacation from school.  While January is traditionally the “Resolution Month” to make changes in our daily lives, June and the return of Summertime is more often when…

POPULAR SERVICES AT PT360

Physical therapy has been rapidly growing in popularity for the last 20+ years.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physical therapists is projected to grow 28% from 2016 to 2026, which is much higher than other work forces. This is due to an increased demand for not only managing…

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

 "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 yet, understand it. Before its declaration in 1999, the singular popular holidays like Memorial Day…

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…