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Issue: #43      

September 2014

Back To School...

  

Time For Backpack Safety!

As we are sending our kids back to school after a fun filled summer, it's time for a quick reminder about backpack safety. Making sure that the packs our kids are carrying are not too heavy, are the correct size and that they are wearing them the right way is important. Having a pack that is too heavy or is being worn on just one shoulder can lead to overdeveloping some back muscles and putting too much strain on others. The American Physical Therapy Association has put together some good handouts and a helpful video to show the proper way to fit a back pack for your children. To see the video, click on the image above. To view or print the handout, click here. Remember, backpack safety applies to adults too!!

 

Physical Therapists Treat A Lot Of Runners...
             
So It's About Time There Was A Guide To Healthy Running.
At Blue Hills Sports & Spine, we treat a lot of runners for various injuries. Although it is impossible to participate in sports and think you will be able to prevent all injuries, using some common sense and thinking about "safety" can go a long way. The American Physical Therapy Association has put together "The Physical Therapists Guide To Running" and it contains some helpful tips for both the experienced and novice runner. So if you are a runner, know a runner or want to be a runner, take a few minutes to read through this helpful publication. Click here to view or print the PDF. If you are suffering from an injury that is keeping your from running, or starting your program, come in and see one of our experts.
Everything You Wanted To Know About....
             
...Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome.

One syndrome that physical therapists treat a lot is Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome or Chondromalacia Patella. If you have achy knees, have difficulty climbing stairs, problems squatting to pick up things from the ground or knee pain when getting up from a low chair or sitting for too long, you probably have Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). The good news is that PFPS responds really well to physical therapy and doing the right combination of rest, stretching and strength training can help get you back to doing everything you want and love to do. To learn all about PFPS and some of the treatments and techniques we use at Blue Hills Sports and Spine, click on the photo above.

 

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