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Plyometric Training to Improve Explosive Strength

Have you found yourself at the gym or physical therapy center and wondered why someone is jumping around, up and down on steps or boxes, tossing about large exercise balls? What you were watching is something called plyometric training. They are doing these moves to increase their strength and power, as well as mobility. Just […]

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The Pros and Cons of Aquatic Exercising

Pools have provided several hours of fun for many people over the years. But, they also provide a healthy atmosphere for exercising and therapy for those who want to get or stay in shape. Structured water aerobics are available in community pools in most areas or, you can also take advantage of your own pool…or, […]

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Exercise Intervention to Help Patients with Sciatica

If you have suffered with sciatica, then you are probably well aware of how debilitating it can be at times. Sharp shooting pains that develops in your lower back, can soon lead to it shooting right down the buttock area and leg, if it gets bad enough. Left untreated, you can also develop numbness. It’s […]

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Do Supplements and Vitamins Impact Recovery after Surgery?

Nobody wants to go through surgery, even the “minor” out-patient procedures. However, it’s not necessarily the surgery itself that most people dread. It’s the recovery period, and all that comes with it. For many, it can be quite painful. If it were just a matter of resting for a few hours or couple days, it […]

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The Right Exercise can Improve Bone Mineral Density

Bone density (also known as bone mineral density) is important to our overall health, as bone is a living tissue greatly affecting vital areas of your body’s structure such as the spine, hips, and wrists. This tissue is always breaking down and being rebuilt to help support weaker areas within your system. That’s a normal […]

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Core Muscle Activation and the Golf Swing

It’s not uncommon to hear about injuries in various sporting events such as football, hockey, or any full-on contact sport. But, injury often occurs in non-contact sports as well, such as golf. The reason is because all movement requires the use of muscle and tendons. And, if not used properly, a long-term injury can result […]

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Eccentric Strength Training to Help with Tendonitis

Anyone who is physically active on a consistent basis runs the risk of developing a painful ailment called tendonitis, which is an irritation or inflammation of the tendon. This is often caused by overuse, and can create a lot of pain and misery for many people. It’s a common myth that it’s an athlete’s issue […]

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Tips for Outdoor Exercising Safely in Cold Weather Conditions

Starting an exercise routine is tough enough, but adding cold weather into the mix can make the challenge more daunting. Sure, you can go to the gym, but that can be expensive and time consuming if the gym isn’t nearby. While there are workout videos and equipment to use at home to help anyone reach […]

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The Stages and Effects of Stretching during Rehabilitation

If you have recently suffered a soft tissue injury, then you are probably going to learn a lot about stretching in the next few weeks. Stretching is a great way to prevent an injury, but also speed up rehabilitation and allow for a smoother recovery. However, not all stretching was created equal. If you are […]

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Sleep is Vital for Optimum Recovery and Athletic Performance

The importance of sleep with its connection to athletic performance and post-performance recovery is making its way to the forefront of interest for many athletes. It’s even garnering scientific study and the findings are interesting, such as a link between common sleep factors and their role in an athlete’s perception process and metabolic function. Many […]

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