Fueling Your Body

Improving your performance through nutrition Katie Desin, MS, RD, CSCS There are many ways that athletes can improve their performance: hard work at practice, extra hours in the gym, and time in the weight room. What about how they’re fueling their bodies for all of these activities? This can have a tremendous impact on how…

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Physical Activity

Cost of Obesity and Diabetes Tayna Flanagan MS ED, ATC, CSCS Tayna works at Olympic Physical Therapy in the Athletic Engineering Department in Kirkland Washington. The following article contains information that may be difficult to read because of lack of exposure, living in a rural area, or being in a state of denial. At the…

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Why We Stretch?

The Types and Benefits to You and Your Workout Jay Griffith, DPT What is Stretching? Stretching is a natural reaction which allows an individual to lengthen muscle fibers. From the time we are born we stretch. Stretching provides increased blood flow to muscles and also helps improve range of motion of our joints. In today’s…

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Injury-proof Your Lumbar Spine

When Your Lumbar Spine is at Neutral, it is Most Protected from Injury Gwenna Peters, PT Over the years, we’ve all heard many recommendations on how to injury-proof lower backs in both sports and industry. Warehouse workers wearing “lifting belts,” football teams doing yoga for flexibility, and multiple versions of “core strengthening” exercises. Physical therapists…

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