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Fun and Safe Memorial Day Weekend Activities

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! This weekend, marks the unofficial beginning of Summer. Memorial Day weekend is usually riddled with BBQ’s, swimming, kayaking, camping and so many more fun activities. SportsCare love to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle. Before participating in any added activity, be sure to consult your Physician to be safe, and help

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How’s Your Posture? What To Look Out For & Improve

Bad Posture causing you problems? Think about the last time you saw your posture in the mirror and how you immediately corrected yourself to look taller, slimmer, fitter. We fight the good fight against gravity 24 hours a day and it is up to our muscles and skeletal structure to keep our posture in proper

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Summer Safety Tips, Kids & Physical Therapy

Summer is almost here, which ideally puts the kids outside, being active and having fun. However, running around and playing can sometimes lead to injury if not careful. No one likes to see a child struggling, be it physically or mentally. Unfortunately, children can be born with disabilities, or attain injuries impeding or disabling their

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7 Steps to Summer Fitness Safely, from Experts

Summertime is arriving, which means a good percentage of us will be in bathing suits, on the deck, n the pool, or at the beach. At the current moment, a lot of us would also be self-conscience if we were to be in bathing suits at our current state. (I know I would.) However, SportsCare

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What to Know About Parkinson’s Disease & Physical Therapy

Parkinson’s Disease is unfortunately a common degenerative brain disorder, second to Alzheimer’s Disease. Parkinson’s Disease (PD) affects more Men than woman, in all ethnic groups, averaging around the age of 60 to begin. Symptoms are often seen as stiffness and rigidity, tremors, and/or constant shaking, slowness with movement, and inconsistent balance. Due to the nature of these

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Going the Extra Mile On Your Balance: Exercises & Tips

As previously discussed on our blog on Balance, there are many people who have difficulty walking as they have gotten older. One common, coexisting factor is the presence of poor balance. For the geriatric population, this combination is extremely dangerous and can increase an individuals risk of falling and being hurt further. In which case, with difficulty

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Baseball is back, and some teams are hitting home runs from the gate, while others are just plain ol’ striking out. In recent Sports news coverage, you may have heard the foul ball goings of the teams physical health. The NY Mets have been riddled with injury since the last part of 2016, with Matt

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Top 6 Tips to Prevent Injuries When Gardening

Now that it is Springtime, many of us spend our time outside, doing yard work and gardening. Now, when you think “gardening sounds peaceful”, it should be… but there can be variables that harm your body, especially as we get older. Gardening motions like weeding, raking, digging, mulching, can all cause irritation due from strain

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Senior Fitness: Four Key Components to Examine

Senior Fitness How many of you reading this consider yourselves physically fit? How would you define physical fitness at your age group? What activities do you perform on a regular basis that require some level of fitness? These are questions to consider when evaluating how physically fit you are. Fitness is not just about your

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Preventing Geriatric Slips & Falls by Improving Balance

Balance Many people develop difficulty walking as they age. One common, coexisting factor is the presence of poor balance. For the geriatric population, this combination is extremely dangerous and can increase an individuals risk of falling. Falls are particularly dangerous, as this population is typically at risk for fracture, or more commonly known as broken

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Impact of Childbirth on a Woman’s Body

Childbirth Childbirth is an extremely taxing process for a woman’s body. During pregnancy and after childbirth there are many conditions and orthopedic ailments that develop for the expectant mother. In addition, a women that experiences a cesarean procedure is subjected to a much slower progression to full activity. Sportscare physical therapy is staffed with exceptionally

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Generalized Weakness Amongst Seniors

 Generalized Weakness Generalized weakness is one of the most common medical complaints of seniors in the US. It is characterized by muscle weakness throughout the body. Lack of muscle fitness (deconditioning) is one of the most common causes of muscle weakness. It may occur as a result of an inactive (sedentary) lifestyle. If muscles are

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