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THE MYSTERIOUS ROTATOR CUFF

Nov 09, 2018
The Rotator Cuff Occasionally mispronounced as the “rotator cup”, “that rotating thing,” and/or the “rotary cuff.”  You’ve probably heard your co-worker, family member, and/or neighbor talking about this…

BASKETBALL PREPARATION KEYS FOR OPTIMAL BASKETBALL PERFORMANCE, PART 2

Basketball PreparationKeys for Optimal Basketball Performance, Part 2Deborah Harris, PT, RD, CLT-LANAImproving Strength Stronger athletes are at an advantage from the opening tip. Training in the weight room and always pushing one’s limits builds confidence as much as it does muscle. The more strength…

BASKETBALL PREPARATION KEYS FOR OPTIMAL BASKETBALL PERFORMANCE, PART I

Editors note: This is the first in a 3 part series. Basketball is an intense game of speed, agility, quickness, power, endurance, skill, and mental focus.  By following proper sound nutrition before, during, and after a basketball game, a player can maximize their training and competition level.  One…

6 TIPS FOR GOOD HEALTH WHILE GARDENING

Gardening is a favorite activity for many people in the spring and summer. The gardening season is short in Vermont, so when the weather is good people tend to work until darkness takes over. 6 tips for staying healthy while gardening: Paying attention to your body position when shoveling, planting…

RESEARCH CORNER: KNEE PAIN AND HIP STRENGTH

Knee pain, specifically patellofemoral joint pain (PFP), is one of the most common orthopedic complaints among adolescents and young adults. Female athletes have been reported to be significantly more likely to experience PFP. There are multiple factors that attribute to PFP. Here is an interesting contributor…

WATER VS. LAND-BASED EXERCISE

How to decide which is best for you. Both environments have been used for strengthening and improving mobility and independence: which one is best for you? Think about where you are right now and where you want to be. What needs to change? How do you want to get there? AQUATIC EXERCISE: Water offers…

STAY HEALTHY DURING SKIING AND RIDING SEASON

Skiing and Riding season is in full swing, follow these guidelines to have a safe and fun season: Be sure to warm up and cool down properly. Gently stretch your calves, hamstrings and quads before and after riding. Wear appropriate equipment for your size and skill level. Make sure that your equipment…