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Dynamic Stretching: 6 Do’s and Don’ts

Contributor: Carol Ferkovic Mack, DPT, SCS, CSCS Dynamic stretching has gained in popularity.  As a type of stretching based on movement, it’s a great way to warm up before exercise or sports. While most popular with sprinters and soccer players, dynamic stretches are ideal for any exercise that uses explosive moments, such as basketball, volleyball and tennis. These stretches focus on actively … Read More

6 Ways to Make Healthy Chia Seed Pudding (Infographic)

If you haven’t tried chia seed pudding yet, you’re in for a real (and healthy) treat. Besides supplying heart-healthy omega-3s, chia seeds keep your blood sugar balanced and are full of minerals and antioxidants. They’re also rich in calcium, potassium and iron. Plus, there’s no cooking involved! Chia seeds absorb up to 10x their weight … Read More

Ankle and Wrist Injuries: Facts and Best Fixes

We often throw ourselves into our favorite outdoor activities without a thought. We all want to make the most of comfortable temperatures and milder weather. But skating through the park, running a wooded trail or conditioning for football season all carry a risk of ankle and wrist fractures. Even a misstep off a curb or a … Read More

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Joint Replacements: An Answer to Aging Joints

Contributor, Timothy Gajewski, MD It’s an exciting time to be a baby boomer. Arthritic joints no longer mean you have to stop being active. Even though arthritis is the leading cause of disability in this country – affecting more than half of all 60-year-olds — today’s artificial joints are meeting and exceeding people’s expectations for a … Read More

3 Tips to Reduce Tennis Injuries

Tennis requires you to twist, turn and run in multiple directions. It’s great for you, and  by taking proper precautions, you can minimize your risk of tennis-related injuries. “Playing tennis on a regular basis is good for your body and mind,” says Dace Zemzars, ATC, PTA, of Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center. “It’s a fun … Read More

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Joint Agreement: Using Imaging for Custom Fit (Video)

What does the inside of your hip look like? Your knee? Shoulder? You may not need or want to know. But for doctors attempting to treat patients with joint problems, the knowledge is essential. Recent advances in imaging technology are providing doctors enhanced views of damaged joints and, in the process, transforming how they approach … Read More