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4 Rules For Family Summer Safety

Ah! It’s finally the time of year when the snow has melted, the cold weather has headed out of town, and Ole’ Man Winter is nowhere to be seen. Snow blowers are replaced with lawnmowers; shovels replaced with grills; snowsuits are traded in for swimsuits. While the fear of slipping and falling on ice is […]

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Does Cardio Exercise Help Prevent Injuries?

Many people focus on their cardiovascular exercising as a way to increase their endurance, burn calories, and stay heart-healthy. Indeed, cardio exercise is one of the best forms of working out to boost your overall health. It works your heart just as much as it works your muscles. Cardio, also known as aerobic exercise, is […]

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The Benefits Of Cross Training: Do You Really Need It?

Those who are physically active from competitive athletes to weekend warriors all have one major thing in common. Workout and training routines get old and get old fast. Moreover, when you do the same-old, same-old day in and day out your body hardly feels “the burn” anymore. So what’s the solution? Cross training! Yes, cross […]

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What Are Shin Splints?

If you’re an athlete, weekend warrior, or just physically active and spend any amount of time on your feet then you’ve probably experienced one of the most common types of injuries – the shin splint. Shin splints are painful and just downright irritating if they become a chronic problem. It’s a common injury that most […]

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Comeback Athlete: ‘Long-term Health Means Taking Care Of Yourself’

For five years, OSR Physical Therapy patient JR Ocenasek spent day after day fixing his shoulder whenever it would pop out. Due to a labral tear caused by playing baseball, his shoulder was unstable and constantly slipped. At first, his shoulder would pop out infrequently and he’d just pop it back into place. However, it […]

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The #1 Reason You Need Consistent Exercise

You’ve heard it once and you’ll probably hear it a thousand times more – consistent exercise is important to your health. But why is it and why should we have consistent training workout routines? Other than the obvious, the single biggest reason why consistent exercise and, more importantly, consistency in training has everything to do […]

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Everything You Need To Know About IT Band Syndrome

IT band syndrome is most often associated with running injuries. In fact, it’s one of the most common injuries due to running or sports that require running. Unlike a tear or fracture, IT Band syndrome often doesn’t require a long recovery time and is even preventable most of the time. It’s not an acute injury, […]

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Physical Therapy Most Effective Treatment For Frozen Shoulder

It’s a common story for many people – athletes, the physically active, those in their prime years: You have a nagging pain that just won’t go away. The pain worsens so you finally seek treatment. You try acupuncture, the chiropractor, and massage therapy. Then, after visiting the doctor, you’re trying medications like steroid injections. Finally, after […]

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