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Winter Running

Does the onset of cold and wet weather seem to derail your running plans? If you are not a gym or treadmill devotee, I have some alternative ideas…

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Working from Home

If you have had neck pain, back pain, or shoulder pain in the last six months, you are not alone. COVID-19 has changed the way many of us work. The comforts of working at home can be…

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Runners in the Park

Running & Joint Health

Runners may hear a phrase in response to their choice of exercise. The phrase typically involves a warning such as “You shouldn’t run, don’t you know that it ruins your knees and hips.” It may be assumed that destruction of the knee and hip refers to arthritis. Arthritis affects joints with symptoms of pain, stiffness, and swelling…

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Choosing PT for Osteoarthritis

Exercise has many health benefits, but for people with osteoarthritis exercise is not always the first thing that comes to mind. People who suffer from osteoarthritis often have …

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Runner at Sunset

It’s OK to Take it Easy While Running

As a runner and physical therapist, I understand that injuries can be part of the equation for those involved in running. An injury can be an unfortunate setback that pops up at the most inopportune time and may occur whether you are…

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Gardening Mother and Daughter

Tips for Staying Healthy While Gardening

This year, more than most, we are all in need of some stress relief, sunshine, and fresh air. Finally, the warmer weather has arrived and we are all eager to get out and enjoy some “normal” activities!! Gardening can be…

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Runner Tying Shoes

The Importance of a Good Shoe

Shoe quality is not solely dependent on price. Shocker, I know. There are many factors that go into assessing a shoe. Fit, material quality, arch support, heel counter, toe box…

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