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Snow shoveling can contribute to a host of injuries to the spine, shoulders, and muscles of the body. Most of the problems are as a result of excessive bending and twisting while carrying a heavy load. Here are some tips to avoid pain and injury from shoveling snow. The Basics. Think of snow shoveling as a form of exercise, so as with any exercise, prepare your body for what you are about to do. Don’t begin shoveling snow after eating, smoking, or consuming caffeinated beverages. War...
Posted on 2019-01-13
Tips for a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving Holiday!. Thanksgiving is one of North America’s all-time favorite holidays.  It’s a day to give thanks, count your blessings, celebrate with family and friends, and indulge in some of the best foods on earth.  In 2011, the American Automobile Association (AAA) estimated that 42.8 million people would travel away from home to celebrate Thanksgiving [1].  It is no wonder that Thanksgiving is such an important holiday to tra...
Posted on 2018-11-21
In Search of the Perfect Pillow. By Tamer Issa, PT, DPT. “Can you recommend a good pillow for sleep?” is one of the most common questions that I have heard from our clients over the years.  Let me start off by saying, there is no one perfect pillow for everyone, the best thing you can do is find the best pillow for you and your body.  Most people know that their current pillow is not doing the trick because they wake up with a stiff neck, neck pain, or a headache. ...
Posted on 2018-09-10
. Shrugging It Off!. by Megan Piersol, PT, DPT. Some people are unaware that how you hold your shoulders can contribute to that nagging neck and/or shoulder pain.  This world places us in a lot of forward activity situations: staring at a computer, holding cell phones in front of the face, driving, reading, cooking, etc. All of these activities can easily cause the shoulders to start migrating towards the ear and not be in a relaxed position.  These same forward activities al...
Posted on 2018-03-25
by Erika Mesenbourg, PT, DPT. Cleaning can be a vigorous activity and the first step to preventing injury is to warm-up first. This could include taking a brisk walk for 5 minutes. Always bend from your knees, when lifting items from the floor. Keep the object as close to your center as you can, to protect your back from undue stress. When lifting mulch or other heavy objects, avoid bending forward from your trunk. If the object is too large or too heavy, be sure to ask someone...
Posted on 2016-03-06