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Preventing Running Injuries and Debunking Myths: Part One

Author: Joel Mason, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS Contributing Author: Sarah Schultz, MS, LAT Conventional wisdom has traditionally been that the Wet Foot Test is an easy way to figure out your foot type. The idea is that you get your foot wet and step down on a paper towel or surface that you would allow [...]

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Part II: How to correct posture from use of Electronic devices

Renee Lehman is a licensed acupuncturist, physical therapist, and Reiki Master with over 20 years of health care experience in Gettysburg, PA. The following article contains information from an article she wrote about “Oh, my aching neck.” I recently wrote an article and did a YouTube video on computer neck, which covers these same topics and [...]

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Workout at home? Yes you can!

There are lots of excuses for not exercising…the gym is too far away; it costs too much money; I don’t know how to use any of that stuff’ it’s not open when I want to workout; I don’t want strangers looking at me, etc. Don’t let excuses hold you back. You can exercise at home [...]

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In the Computer Lab

Part I: Electronic devices, are they changing our posture?

Renee Lehman is a licensed acupuncturist, physical therapist and Reiki Master with more than 20 years of healthcare experience in Gettysburg, PA. The following article contains information from an article she wrote about “Oh, my aching neck.” I recently wrote an article and did a YouTube video on computer neck, which covers these same topics and [...]

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Staying motivated to train

When setting up a training program for one of our fitness members I heard a familiar question.  “How do I motivate myself to keep coming”.  It’s a question that all of us ask ourselves during workouts or even in our daily lives.  The answer isn’t simple, it’s not about willpower or rewards.  It boils down [...]

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What is Osteoporosis?

Author: Margie Anderson, APNP at the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic in Waupun Osteoporosis is a silent disease that is preventable and can progress for many years without detection. Sometimes one doesn’t know they have a fracture until they start having pain. Our bone mass peaks between the ages of 18 and 35. After our [...]

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Energy drinks and your athletic performance

Are you drinking Red Bull or other energy drinks to increase your athletic performance?  Well, a recent study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning reports that non-caffeine ingredients in energy drinks don’t enhance your athletic performance.  A group of researchers removed ingredients like taurine and vitamin B from Red Bull and had cyclists train.  They found [...]

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How to apply heat and cold to an injury

Have you wondered if you should apply head or cold to your sore spot? Here are some pointers. COLD brings down inflammation and swelling. It is indicated after activity, such as exercising a swollen knee or ankle. Cold is indicated after work if pain increases during the work day. Cold is indicated the first 24 [...]

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Eating a good diet

Written by:  Joel Mason PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS The quest to lose weight consumes many; whether it be fitting into that wedding dress, the trip to Mexico, for general weight loss or for just feeling better.  The simple concept of eating less does make a difference if you are trying to lose weight by burning [...]

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Take Care of Your Back

Back injury is one of the most common types of injury. Back injuries usually occur because of repetitive movement of the spine over the years. While muscles can heal, disc injuries cannot be reversed. It is the accumulation of bending that causes tissue changes. Therefore, when you move, it is important to maintain the inward [...]

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