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07 Mon

The best exercise to improve balance

The best exercise to improve balance Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI   The New York Times ran an article regarding the “best exercise to improve your balance” last week.  They cited studies comparing the effectiveness of Tai Chi and ballroom dancing (They found that both groups improved their...
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15 Mon

Resistance Training on Vacation: Vacation Self Help Kit Part 3

Resistance Training on Vacation:  Vacation Self Help Kit Part 3 MICHELLE MILLNER, PT, DPT, OCS   Resistance training has been shown to have significant benefits for the body. From a purely musculoskeletal aspect, resistance training has been shown to increase bone, muscle, tendon, and ligament strength and toughness. Additionally,...
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11 Thu

The Lacrosse Ball is Your Friend: Vacation Self Help Kit Part 2

The Lacrosse Ball is Your Friend:  Vacation Self Help Kit Part 2 MICHELLE MILLNER, PT, DPT, OCS   Sore and tight muscles can ruin a trip. Untreated muscles can ruin a lot of activities even after the trip.  Massage is just one way to treat sore muscles, but...
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09 Tue

Vacation Self Help Kits: Part 1

Vacation self-help kits: Part 1 MICHELLE MILLNER, PT, DPT, OCS     I have been afflicted with a serious case of wanderlust.  Most of the time it’s kept in check with weekends away, but every few years, an epic adventure must take place to satisfy the wanderlust. From Thanksgiving to...
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22 Tue

Exercises for those deep abdominal muscles

Exercises for those deep abdominal muscles Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI   Recently, I’ve seen a couple of young athletes with low back pain.  Their range of motion wasn’t an issue, it was their ability to stabilize their spine and active their core.  The core muscles, especially...
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