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PREPARING FOR SURGERY? CONSIDER THESE TIPS!

Jan 18, 2019
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…

BENEFITS OF TISSUE RELEASE BALLS FOR SELF MASSAGE & PAIN RELIEF

Through the evolution of exercise and fitness programs, tissue release balls (or lacrosse balls) are being used more regularly for massage and to reduce tightness in muscles. Unlike tennis balls, these balls are hard and dense and can be powerful massage tool for many areas of the body, if done correctly. Using…

LYME & TICK-BORNE DISEASES

Lyme and Tick Borne Disease is a serious problem that is caused by two types of bacteria: borrelia mayonii and borrelia burgdorferi. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease (TBD) however there are numerous other tick-borne diseases that can be transmitted if/when you are bitten by a deer tick…

CHANGING SEASONS AND EXERCISE ROUTINES

The calendar tells us that it’s winter and with that (usually) comes cold temperatures, causing many Vermonters to transition their exercise from local bike paths and hiking trails to indoor gyms.  Indoor training is great, especially for those Vermonters who are sensitive to colder temperatures, or…

BODY MECHANICS FOR THE FALL CLEAN-UP

Fall is approaching!  With that in mind, it is important for us to take into consideration all of the lawn and yardwork people will be completing in the upcoming months.  Performing this work can be physically taxing and knowing how to work smarter and more safely can be extremely beneficial for our…

DO YOU NEED FOOT ORTHOTICS?

If you are having consistent pain in your ankles or feet,  this may be because your foot is hitting the ground in an improper position. The most common is over-pronation where your foot and ankle excessively rolls in.  Most times, your arch collapses towards or on the ground, putting tremendous strain on…

AQUATIC REHABILITATION FOR THE JOINT REPLACEMENT

Having a joint replacement surgery? Read below to find out the benefits of aquatic physical therapy following your joint replacement surgery. Why the pool? The pool provides a low-impact environment to minimize pressure on your joints, specifically your new joint. You will be able to move with more…

EXERCISE AT YOUR DESK

Most of us have busy lifestyles between work and home so finding time to get enough exercise regularly can be challenging.  Incorporating simple stretches, strengthening and even some cardio into your workday is a great way to fit more exercise into each day.  It helps to prevent muscle tightness and…

IF MY SWIM SUIT FADES IN THE POOL WATER, HOW SAFE IS IT FOR MY SKIN?

Indoor pools are great options for rehabilitation from injuries, surgery or pain. Most in the northeast are indoor pools and are kept user friendly with water treatment systems designed for just that. Salt water pools are gaining momentum for use with indoor pools and are starting to become more available…

WHAT IS FASCIA?

What is fascia? Fascia is an interconnected layer of tissue that covers everything in the body.  This includes muscles, bones, blood vessels, nerves, organs, and everything in between.  It is made up of a combination of elastin (fibers that are stretchy), collagen (fibers that have plasticity), and…

THE FRIGHT OF THE BATHING SUIT

I have had the opportunity to address this plight of mostly woman when they are posed with the opportunity to start aquatic therapy. The values of aquatic therapy are clear to those who have tried it and potentially not worth it when the thought of putting a swimsuit on stands in the way of this phenomenal…