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Raking Leaves

Via Pexels It’s the time of year again where the air is crisp and cool, and working outside becomes refreshing. The leaves start to change colors and fall from the trees. Every year in the physical therapy world we see patients sustaining low back, hamstring, quadriceps and shoulder injuries by raking and lifting those leaves.

Fall Workout Safety Precautions

Image via Pexels Tips for a Safe Fall Workout Exercising in the fall is a great way to create good habits for the upcoming holiday season and winter months. It’s also a great time to exercise outside and enjoy the cooler temperatures. However, outdoor workouts in autumn can end in injury, so be sure to

6 Tips for Injury Prevention During Football Season

Images via Pexels Preventing Football Injuries Football is the leading cause of sports injuries. As a full contact sport, there is a higher risk of injury in football compared to other sports. Tackling, blocking and other physical contact between players can result in a greater risk for concussions, overuse injuries, and other common traumatic injuries

How to Reduce Your Risk of Workplace Injuries

Image via Pixabay No matter if you work as a secretary behind a computer or you’re a construction worker out on the field, every worker is susceptible to injury. From strains and sprains to carpal tunnel, thousands of workers are injured at work every year. While it may not seem like a big deal at

6 Tips for Staying Motivated to Exercise in the Morning

Image via Pexels Have you ever had an early morning workout and felt more alert and productive throughout the day? That’s no coincidence. Working out in the morning has many benefits for both your body and your mind. Exercise jump-starts your metabolism, which helps keep your body burn calories at a higher rate throughout the

Benefits of Swimming When Recovering

Recovery time. Conquer it and life moves forward without so much as a hitch. Bow to its many painful challenges and your regular routine will suffer more detours and setbacks than you care to endure. Adequately bouncing back, both from injuries and grueling workouts, can be the difference between achieving your personal goals and frustratingly

Summer Sports Injuries To Watch Out

Summer is a glorious time of year for reconvening with the outdoors and partaking in athletic activities that otherwise went in dry dock during the cold and dreary months on the calendar. Long days, pleasant temps and sun-drenched afternoons are open invitations for letting loose in the timeless pursuit of, well, fun. But summer revelry

It’s Time To Ditch Your Crocs

Image via Pixabay Recently, there has been a lot of information about the pros and cons of wearing crocs. Here is the final verdict on the shoes: they are so two-thousand-and-late. Evolution of the Croc Crocs were created in 2002 as a boating shoe, and became popular for their great arch support and spacious fit.

6 Tips for a Safe Summer Workout

After a long winter cramped in-doors, the summer sun is an invigorating motivation to exercise. It provides great opportunities for everyone to get some fresh air and start new workouts, especially athletes. The heat, however, can bring some unintended problems to your routine. Here are some easy ways to stay safe and healthy while enjoying

7 Workout Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

Image via Pexels Common workout mistakes can put you at risk for injury this summer. If you’re not exercising correctly, you can easily burnout and tear a muscle. This summer, avoid these 7 workout mistakes to prevent injury and get the most out of your workout. Skipping the Warm-Up If you don’t think you need