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Features for an Ergonomic Seated Office Task Chair

Features for an Ergonomic Seated Office Task chair: Adjustable seat height Adjustable seat pan depth, seat pan with a waterfall front edge Adjustable back support, either adjustable via the entire seat back or adjustable lumbar support within the existing seat back Arm rests adjustable in height and width. Seat pan should have forward and backward […]

Physical Therapy is preventative health care!

Most people think physical therapy is only relevant when you’re healing from pain or injury. Check out this article on the value of using physical therapy as preventative health care! “A proactive visit to a physical therapist can reveal the muscle imbalances and inefficient movement patterns that cause injury. The therapist can provide a regime that corrects […]

If the Feet Aren’t Happy, Nobody’s Happy

Anyone who has experienced plantar fascitis or Achilles tendonitis can attest that the above title is true. In more severe cases, either of these problems or any other tendonitis problem can bring your activity participation to a full halt. In the more common cases, one can continue to be active, but have your performance limited […]

Strong Spine, Young Spine

An old yoga adage states: “You are only as young as your spine is flexible”. There is a good amount of wisdom in this statement, but to have a healthy spine through your life, there is more to the equation than just flexibility. For injury prevention, recent research has shown that balance of muscular endurance […]

Children and Exercise: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective

As a parent and a Physical Therapist working with Sports Medicine for the last 16 years, I have had the opportunity to develop some strong opinions related to youth and exercise. In today’s society, we seem to be battling inactivity in our children. We worry about them sitting in front of the television, playing video […]

The Multi-Tasking IT Band

In our busy culture focused on productivity, multi-tasking has become a common theme as a method to accomplish more in a given amount of time. However, productivity and performance studies indicate that multi-tasking is detrimental to performance quality to such an extent that productivity is actually better if you simply focus on the current task, […]

Where Is Your Core Today?

Anyone who has been paying attention to exercise theory and practice recently has heard of the terms core, core strength, and core stability. But do you really know what they mean relative to what you favorite activity may be? Lots of folks still think that core is synonymous with abdominal muscles. Abdominal muscles are only […]

Strengthening the Swimmer’s Line

What is it that makes a swimmer look so smooth in the water? A great swimmer looks like he/she is gliding over the top of the water, while their arms and legs do all the work. As the summer month descend upon us, and the competition season is here, swimmers look to spend more time […]

Sustain Yourself

One of the great benefits of doing endurance activities is developing the discipline of working towards a goal. Having an event goal focuses the efforts and provides the motivation to put time for yourself and your health into a busy life. However, if the drive to the goal begins to imbalance your life or impair […]