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Compression Socks

Compression Socks

Ted hose or compression socks are often advised for patients following surgeries or to prevent blood clots. However, there are many benefits of compression socks which can be beneficial for a multitude of uses.  Compression socks were invented in 1950 by German...

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Water When it Counts

Water When it Counts

By: Molly Radonich, LAT, ATC It is HOT outside and when the temperature increases, so does our need for water. Our bodies need about half of our body weight in oz on a normal day, so a 140lb person needs approximately 70oz of water. If you work or play outside, you...

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Benefits of Walking

Benefits of Walking

The American Heart Association recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week, or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity per week, ideally, spread out over the week. How we obtain these active minutes does not need to...

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Stretching

Stretching

Stretching 101: The why, the how, and the benefits! How many times has someone told you to stretch after an activity? Do you actually stretch when it is recommended?  Stretching is so important to do, but not many of us actually stretch. I know I skip stretching quite...

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis: What it is, how to prevent it, and how to relieve it. Molly Radonich, LAT, ATC Have you ever been for a walk after a period of inactivity, or gone for a long jog? Did you feel discomfort in the bottom of your foot that was painful when you stepped...

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Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy as a Pain Management Treatment A Closer Look At The Benefits Of Cold Laser Therapy According to the World Health Organization 1.71 billion people have some sort of musculoskeletal condition worldwide. The musculoskeletal system is what provides the...

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Tummy time for adults

Tummy time for adults

86% of Americans sit for their jobs all day, and then we go home and sit at the dinner table, and sit to watch TV. We sit a lot. And generally most of us don’t sit up straight either. This leads to forward head posture, curved shoulders and a rounded spine. This can...

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Transverse abdominis – muscle spotlight

Transverse abdominis – muscle spotlight

The transverse abdominis is one of the core muscles that make up the anterolateral abdominal wall and sits just below the rectus abdominis (six pack muscle). The fibers of this muscle are arranged horizontally. It helps maintain normal abdominal pressure and assists...

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External Obliques – Muscle Spotlight

External Obliques – Muscle Spotlight

The core is made up of several muscles that help stabilize the core and perform trunk actions. The external obliques pair with the internal obliques and the transverse abdominus to make up the lateral abdominal muscles.  The external obliques perform several actions....

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