October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month

The month of October is  National Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is important to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.  Although many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished. It is important to stress that women…

Posted by Kate Mason in Company News, Healthy Advice

October is National Physical Therapy Month!

In October, we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants can help improve and restore motion to your life. This recognition is an opportunity to highlight the fact that we are your trusted experts in helping you to improve your quality of life by keeping healthy, fit, and active, and avoiding…

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Sports Medicine Education Series

Healthy Weight Loss for Wrestling Athletes Tuesday, October 23 2018 7:00am – 8:00am   Free to attend, registration required. Number of contact hours: 1 CEU hours will be offered. (This course is approved by the BOC)   Educational Objectives: Identify the different “phases” of an athlete’s season and whatthat means in regard to nutrition. Identify…

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Muscle Cramps — More than Just Dehydration

Muscle Cramps — More than Just Dehydration by Brandon Erickson, MD Muscle cramps are a debilitating and painful experience that occurs during or shortly after exercise. In the past, muscle cramps were thought to have been caused by dehydration and electrolyte loss, commonly seen in high intensity workouts and game competition. Athletes who developed cramps were…

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What You Need To Know About Stress Fractures

A stress fracture, also known as a fatigue-induced fracture, consists of one or more small cracks in the bone. It is associated with a pattern of overuse, commonly seen in the lower extremity in athletes. Causes Repetitive motion is one the mechanisms that result in a stress fracture. The muscles become fatigued and are unable to absorb…

Posted by Kate Mason in Healthy Advice, PT eDigest

Concussions: What You Need To Know

What is a Concussion? The center for disease control (CDC) defines a concussion as a type of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) that interrupts the normal functioning process of the brain. The effects of a concussion can greatly vary from person to person. Individuals do not have to lose consciousness to receive a concussion and…

Posted by Ty Pena in Healthy Advice