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Common Types of Hip Arthritis

By ARC - 29th July 2013

    ~By Marty O’Shea, PT, JSCC, OCS       Arthritis of the hip is a common diagnosis in adults and can cause the progressive loss of...

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Four Things to Un-Learn

By ARC - 29th July 2013

  ~By Lorna Samatas, The Dailey Method       Summer is here, school is out – are you ready to “un-learn” some things?  As a fitness and...

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Best Body Mechanics When Caring for Your Pet

By ARC - 29th July 2013

  ~By Brielle Ciucci, PT, DPT     My family and I recently added a new member to our family. She is now a 6 month old, 46 pound bundle of barking joy. Our puppy has reminded me what a work out pets can be, and I’m not just talking about the walks. In the last two months as she has grown, I have been re-introduced to muscles I forgot I had from all the activity in the care of...

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Physical Therapy Can Help with Allergies

By ARC - 24th July 2013

  ~By Renee Araldi   August is almost  upon us again and with it comes warmer weather, flip flops and open toed shoes, flowers abloom and ……… allergies!  I’m sure we all know someone who suffers every year around this time or perhaps they are unfortunate to have them throughout the whole year. If you are like most allergy sufferers, you most likely will take a 24 hour Antihistamine medication, use nasal sprays or eye drops, while stocking up on facial...

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Exercise Around the House

By ARC - 17th June 2013

    ~ by Meg Urban     Here is a list of some silly yet fun and exercises that you can easily do while around the house. Challenge yourself by adding extra movement and fun activities into your life in as many ways as possible. It’s amazing how powerful small steps can be – because a small step is better than no step! 1. Walk & Talk. Stand or walk while talking on the phone. You burn more calories...

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Wheat Belly. . . What Is It?

By ARC - 10th June 2013

  ~  By Kristen Markett   Wheat is in almost everything. It is in carbohydrate products, skin care products, and even fillers in other products. Why is this a problem? Wheat is not what it used to be. Most grains are now hybrid and genetic modifications of our ancestor’s wheat plants. The genetic modifications have outpaced the human digestive system’s ability to adapt. Those with celiac disease and wheat gluten intolerances are familiar with these problems, but even if you...

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To Bikram or Not to Bikram?

By ARC - 31st May 2013

  ~By Kasia Williams     Let’s face it, we all suffer from some form of stress, sleeping disorder, arthritis, weight gain, and a wandering mind.  Even though these things can consume our lives,  there is a way to release that negativity out of your body.  If you are anything like me, you like a good, hard, and HOT challenge. I found myself in the Bikram yoga hot room almost two years ago and it was the BEST thing I could...

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Cycling-Proper Mechanics for an Easy Ride!

By ARC - 28th May 2013

                 ~By Kevin Cronin, PT, JSCC, ATC     With the weather beginning to warm up, it is the perfect time to get out to enjoy the beauty of summer on a bicycle.  Here are a few tips on getting the right equipment and learning the proper technique.  RIDING POSITION: Poor riding position will cause decreased efficiency, increased fatigue, lack of proper muscle recruitment, and increased stress on joints; especially knees, wrists, forearms, neck,  and low back. A proper frame...

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Ten Reasons to Eat (Dark) Chocolate

By ARC - 20th May 2013

  ~ By Amy Elliott     Chocolate as a health food, I think I’ve died and gone to heaven!  As a health care professional I make an attempt to live a healthy lifestyle, including making healthy food choices, however as a self-professed chocoholic I simply cannot go a day without at least some chocolate.  My chocolate addiction is that bad …. or is it?  Fortunately for me, I prefer my chocolate dark and it turns out that, in moderation,...

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Eat Well. Work Well. Live Well

By ARC - 6th May 2013

  ~By Anita Lanute   We all know that poor diet is associated with the development of heart disease, some types of cancers, and stroke, as well as diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. The relationship between nutrition and productivity is undeniable. When the body does not feel good, the mind does not function optimally.  This can result in lost productivity at work and perhaps an overall diminished quality of life. Obviously it is important to eat healthy. Here are...

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