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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…

10 MINUTES OF YOGA

Is this enough time to practice? Will my body benefit from a short yoga practice? In my opinion, dedicating even just a few minutes for your personal self can improve your attitude, energy and mobility for the day. Creating time to bring attention to taking care of your body, mind and spirit through…

HEAT OR ICE: THE GREAT DEBATE

For general aches and pains, heat and ice are two of the best known home remedies for relief. However, these modalities are very different in their effect on body tissues. “Should I heat or ice my injury?” is very common question in the clinic. Both modalities are known for relieving pain, but what else…

THE OFF-SEASON WORKOUT

The winter is the off-season for many athletes but that doesn”t mean they should stop training and prepping for the upcoming season (side note – an athlete is anyone participating in a competitive event, even if it’s recreational). Dry land training is appropriate at any age and the basic components…

BODY WEIGHT TRAINING

Winter in Vermont is on its way! The cold season provides many opportunities for activity including skiing, snowshoeing and winter hiking. However, for many people in the north country winter is the most difficult season to stay fit. Colder temperatures, freezing rain and ice often force people to stay…

INTRODUCTION TO AQUATIC THERAPY

If your therapist or doctor feels that you would benefit from aquatic therapy, this will help to acquaint you with what to expect. WHAT TO BRING A swim suit, towel, flip flops or another pair of footwear to wear between the locker room and the pool area. Please bring personal items such as shampoo,…

DOES POSTURE REALLY MATTER?

“Don’t slouch!” “Stand up straight!” “Pull your shoulders back!” Over the years, you have likely had someone lecture you about the importance of good posture. But other than improving your aesthetic appearance, does posture really matter? The answer is yes; posture is important! Muscles are designed…

NATIONAL PT MONTH – RAFFLE

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY MONTH AND PT 360 IS CELEBRATING! In order to thank our patients, we are raffling off gift certificates to other locally owned businesses. As an employee owned cooperative, we feel very strongly about supporting other local businesses that share a similar vision.…

GARDENING DONE RIGHT

Gardening is a great way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. It’s also a fun form of exercise and helps keep you healthy, but it can be extremely hard work. Here are a few tips on how to avoid injury. Change positions and tasks frequently (at least every 20-30 minutes) to avoid sustained postures…

VERTIGO? SPINNING? DIZZY? (BPPV)

What is balance? Balance is a complex process of sensory information that comes into our central nervous system coordinating with motor processes to maintain upright posture. We use visual (our eyes), somatosensory (nerve receptors from our muscles and joints), and vestibular (inner ear) systems to…

SITTING VS. STANDING AT WORK

The latest research continues to show that prolonged sitting at work creates a multitude of health problems including obesity and increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers all of which can lead to a shortened life expectancy. Even if you exercise regularly, the risks are still there.…