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Listen to the Athletic Trainers

Listen to the Athletic Trainers NATA Guidelines for Sports Participation The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) has released new guidelines for children’s sports participation.  Athletic trainers are on the front line of the growing youth sports injury battle.  Trainers work in the school setting and they see all of the injured children--not just the ones with insurance coverage.  More than any other profession, they witness the results of year round, single sports participation. The recommendations from NATA are more stringent than the ones handed down by various physician groups.  As a physical therapist that has witnessed an exponential increase in youth overuse athletic injuries, I agree with all of NATA’s suggestions.  Go online and read the New York Times article,…

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Vacation Workouts Made Easy–Part 3

Vacation Workouts Made Easy--Part 3 Split Squats About once a month, I get requests from clients for a training plan they can do using minimal equipment while traveling in order to stay on track with their fitness program.  While it’s impossible to reap all the benefits of training with the diverse equipment found at a good training facility, exercising while traveling can help people maintain the habit of exercise and prevent the loss of fitness gains, especially during extended time away from traditional training.  One of the simplest things that can be done is to just be active.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator when traveling, park at the back of parking lots, walk or ride a bike whenever…

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Vacation Workouts Made Easy–Part 2

Vacation Workouts Made Easy--Part 2 Prone Swimmer's Row, Prone Y Lift Offs, and Prone T Lift Offs About once a month, I get requests from clients for a training plan they can do using minimal equipment while traveling in order to stay on track with their fitness program.  While it’s impossible to reap all the benefits of training with the diverse equipment found at a good training facility, exercising while traveling can help people maintain the habit of exercise and prevent the loss of fitness gains, especially during extended time away from traditional training.  One of the simplest things that can be done is to just be active.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator when traveling, park at the…

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Vacation Workouts Made Easy–Part 1

Vacation Workouts Made Easy--Part 1 Push Ups About once a month, I get requests from clients for a training plan they can do using minimal equipment while traveling in order to stay on track with their fitness program.  While it’s impossible to reap all the benefits of training with the diverse equipment found at a good training facility, exercising while traveling can help people maintain the habit of exercise and prevent the loss of fitness gains, especially during extended time away from traditional training.  One of the simplest things that can be done is to just be active.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator when traveling, park at the back of parking lots, walk or ride a bike whenever…

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Pivot Pain–Get the Right Shoe for the Job

Pivot Pain--Get the Right Shoe for the Job On a recent Saturday Solution session, I had the pleasure of meeting Tony.  Tony has been training in the gym for just under two years.  Between the classes and his personal training routine, he lost fifteen pounds and had a new-found enthusiasm for exercise.  Unfortunately, Tony had developed pain in both feet.  Pain was present “under the ball of the foot” and became stronger as the day progressed.  Treatment with shoe orthotics and medications had not helped and the symptoms were getting stronger.  He was frustrated and needed some answers. During the evaluation, we were able to recreate the pain when Tony planted his foot and pivoted to change direction.  Tony then…

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October 2019 Newsletter

This month, Mike O'Hara discusses training muscles that you don't always think about training.  Video of the exercises he demonstrates is available on our youtube channel. He also discusses head pain after exercises and ways to control it.  Jeff Tirrell writes about fats and their caloric content. Download Here

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