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Are you fueling your body correctly for exercise performance?

Posted by Jessica Hess, MA, LAT, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties and Nichole Anderson, ATC, MS, MOAS, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Nov 7, 2017 12:33:27 PM

Food is fuel for your body! Your “fuel” choices influence how well your body will handle the stress of your workout, activity or competition. Timing of refueling also has an impact on your body’s ability to maximize the effect of your food choices. In other words, not only does it matter what you eat but when you eat and how much you eat.

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Topics: Diet and Nutrition, Women's Health, Rehabilitation

How can physical therapy help you?

Posted by Tracy Shupe, PT, LAT, ATC, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Oct 24, 2017 1:28:05 PM

October is National Physical Therapy Month. However, many people aren't completely aware of the profession of physical therapy and what it can do for them.

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Topics: Fitness/activity, Rehabilitation, Specialty Care

Is your child's backpack to heavy and causing injury?

Posted by Jessica Hess, MA, LAT, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Aug 22, 2017 1:32:48 PM

Have you ever picked up your child’s backpack and thought that it seemed extremely heavy?  You are not alone. Children today are carrying more and more in their backpacks. In fact, some recent studies have shown that on average, a child’s backpack weighs as much as 25 percent of their body weight. However, American Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Associations recommend that a backpack weigh no more than 10 percent of a child’s weight.

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Topics: Fitness/activity, Rehabilitation

What is torticollis and how is it treated?

Posted by Ridgeview Pediatric Rehab Specialties Staff on Jul 4, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Torticollis is a common postural deformity that affects newborns and infants. It is typically characterized by the neck bending to one side (a tilt) and turning the head to the opposite side. Because of this, infants diagnosed with torticollis tend to favor these motions in their neck, but also certain sides of their body.

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Topics: Primary Care, Wellness, Rehabilitation

Try this workout at your desk to stay alert and pain-free

Posted by Ridgeview Rehab Specialties staff on Jun 22, 2017 2:51:08 PM

Have you been at your desk all day? Are your eyes tired and muscles tense? With a little exercise, you can wake up for the afternoon and be more productive.

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Topics: Fitness/activity, Rehabilitation

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