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OSR BLOG

Dry Needling: Another Alternative For Pain Sufferers

When it comes to injury recovery and prevention, fads are all the rage. From fitness gurus claiming to be experts on muscle recovery to hardcore yogis and homeopathic alternatives, there are a lot of crazy suggestions out there on how to relieve pain. None, it would seem, is crazier than sticking a five-inch needle into […]

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How Much Is Too Much Sitting?

For years, doctors and medical experts have told us that if sit too long, there may be great health concerns. The CDC even recommends getting at least 150 minutes a week of physical exercise to combat negative side effects of sitting too long. However, despite the warnings and recommendations, there’s been little to no answer […]

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Compression Tights And Other Wacky Ways To Stay Injury-Free

Other than your professional or career athlete, some people – accurately called fitness gurus – take their personal fitness to an obsessive level. Although being obsessed about staying in shape is not exactly unhealthy, it can lead to some pretty crazy methods. From extreme nutrition to high-intensity workouts to clothes that promise better performance, people […]

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Injury Prevention After A Previous Injury

So you have an injury. As you start on the road to recovery, you start to look back at your training and figure out where you went wrong and how you could’ve avoided it. However, it’s impossible to prevent every injury, especially acute or traumatic injuries. It’s also not entirely impossible to prevent overuse injuries. […]

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Does Stretching Prevent Injuries?

Before starting a workout, what’s the first thing many people do? From years of physical education from elementary school on through sports, we’re taught to stretch before working out. To stretch means to prevent a possible injury from occurring. We hear the advice from every coach, trainer, expert, and athlete. However, some people are now […]

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Will You Die If You Run A Marathon?

  You’ve probably heard the statement before: “If you run a marathon, you might die.” Many people believe the marathon-naysayers when it comes to the dangers and risks associated with the grueling training hours logged and miles run. However, if you’ve run a marathon or are planning to run a marathon, you’ve probably already weighed […]

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3 Problems Women Have That Physical Therapy Helps

One of the greatest benefits of physical therapy is that it’s tailored and individualized for each person. This means physiology, medical history, and type of condition and/or injury are taken into account when devising a program. This is essential when it comes to women’s health. Physical therapy is particularly beneficial to women in this way. […]

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3 Ways To Ease Sciatica

Thousands of Americans suffer from back pain every year, heading to doctors and the hospital for help. Sciatica is one such type of back pain that afflicts many people and can be one of the most painful back conditions. Not only does it cause pain in the lower back, but the pain can also spread […]

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