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Moms on the Move: Considerations for Postpartum Running

In Physical Therapy, Postpartum Wellness by Elyse Schroeder, PT, DPTLeave a Comment

Congratulations on your new baby!  Now it’s time to get out there and lose the “baby weight”…right? Not so fast, mama.  It can be tempting to jump right back into your pre-pregnancy exercise routine.  Your body might even be feeling good enough after only a few postpartum weeks to consider going out for a run.  A few miles, what can …

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Women’s Health and Fitness: Current Recommendations for Aerobic Exercise

In Fitness & Wellness, Physical Therapy by Elyse Schroeder, PT, DPT1 Comment

Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death in females, based on statistics provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention? While we are not able to control the hereditary factors that increase our risk for disease, we do have control over lifestyle factors.  Regular exercise is one lifestyle factor that can greatly reduce the risk …

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ACL Injuries: More Prevalent Among Female Athletes?

In Physical Therapy, Sports Performance and Injury Prevention by Elyse Schroeder, PT, DPTLeave a Comment

According to Terry Malone, PT, EdD, ATC, FAPTA in his MedBridge Education course ACL/PCL Injuries, Surgeries, and Rehabilitation, the answer is: yes.  The occurrence of ACL injury in female athletes is greater than that of male athletes.  There’s evidence in the literature to substantiate this claim.  In a 1993 study headed by Malone looking at ACL injury prevalence in NCAA …

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The Weekend Warrior: Strategies for Injury Prevention

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We all know that person, or perhaps you are that person.  Your time for exercise during the week is limited, yet come the weekend you find yourself engaging in a 5k, obstacle course race, or flag football tournament and giving it your all. While your enthusiasm is admirable, does the benefit of these weekend athletics outweigh the risk?  Are you …

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5 Simple Exercises Every Office Worker Should Perform

In Physical Therapy by Elyse Schroeder, PT, DPTLeave a Comment

In our increasingly technology-driven world, more employees find themselves utilizing a computer to complete their job duties.  Many employees exclusively use a computer to complete their work.  That’s 8+ hours per day staring at a screen, with your head and neck in the same position! Ouch! If you find yourself hunched in front of your computer screen for more hours …