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GOLFERS ELBOW  (Medial Epicondylitis).  By Dave Little, PT, CHT The elbow is the second most common injury in golf. It is typically caused by a poor golf swing where the right handed golfer over-swings with the right hand, or just poor overall mechanics.   PREVENTIONS:  Warm up with stretching and practice swings before your golf round.   STRETCHING EXERCISES: Shoulder Retractions Elbow - combined wrist extension with forearm supination elbow...
Posted on 2015-06-24
Static Vs. Dynamic Stretching, Which is Better? By Seth Phillips, MPT at CPR I was recently asked by a local high school football coach if he should have his athletes perform static or dynamic stretching as part of their warm-up routine.  Before we answer this question, we need to first differentiate between dynamic and static stretching.  Static stretching involves taking a muscle to its end range and maintaining that position statically for a sustained time ...
Posted on 2015-05-08
Consistency Makes Perfect:. By Ashley Paulos, PTA   Almost everyone, regardless of age, values the ability to function as independently as possible. From the moment we are born, time is against us. It is our responsibility to take care of our bodies and make it last as long as possible.  There is a lesson we can learn from fitness legend and role model Jack LaLanne. His life accomplishments were incredible, and some would say impossible, but however you think of him, he taught us ...
Posted on 2015-04-10
What is Fascia and Why it might be causing your pain?. Fascia is a connective tissue found in virtually every part of your body. It surrounds your muscles, bones, nerves, ligaments and tendons. It is a living tissue that requires oxygen and nutrients to function properly. Fascia also has the ability to contract and has pain receptors. Fascia helps to separate muscles and individual muscle fibers and is very important to a muscles ability to move or move a body part.  In essentially ever...
Posted on 2015-03-11
Go for a hike!   With the recent weather we have been having, it is a great time to get outdoors. There are many opportunities around Twin Falls where you can go for a nice hike. Hiking is a great way to exercise. Staying active is necessary to live a healthy life. Christy Hall, PTA wrote in an earlier blog it is recommended to get 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week. See: From Sedentary to Exercise.     The benefits of going on a hike are pl...
Posted on 2015-02-09
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