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Issue: #50

April 2015

At Home Concussion Baselines


Something That Could Help With Your Young Athletes...


There is no shortage of stories discussing the dangers of concussions and their prevalence in youth sports. As children move up the ranks in sports and get closer to the high school levels, many do get preseason baseline testing to help identify concussions...but what about younger children in youth sports? There is a test that can be done at home (or by coaches at the beginning of the season) that takes about 2 minutes to conduct and that has been shown to help in identifying if your child may have suffered a concussion. There is no substitute for being evaluated by a doctor to truly get a diagnosis, but the King-Devick Concussion test has some strong validity in helping with the diagnosis. It would make sense to test your young athletes at home so you have a simple baseline. Click here for a PDF version of the test with instructions. Test every season before sports start to keep an accurate baseline...well worth the 2 minutes of your time.

Always Wanted To Try Yoga, But Too Afraid?
How A Few Simple Moves To Try At Home...

It's no secret that as a society, we are spending more time sitting than any generation before us. Despite all this sitting, people are also "busier" than ever with little time to squeeze in regular exercise. Yoga has long been touted as an excellent way to relieve stress, improve flexibility and build "core" strength...all very important in a fast paced life that involves lots of sitting! If you have always thought about trying some yoga, but either didn't have the time, the instruction or the right wardrobe, how about trying a few beginner moves at home. We have a series of videos with some simple instruction that will guide you through some basics. Click on the image above to be taken to our special clothing required!

All You Wanted To Know About...
You probably know a friend, family member or co-worker that has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. It is a condition that has a wide swath of symptoms, but generally is earmarked by complaints of general fatigue, muscular trigger points and complaints of muscle and joint soreness. Although there is no definitive test (yet) for this diagnosis, the limitations that people experience are real. Physical Therapy can be very helpful in managing the symptoms and getting people back to life again. To learn more, click on the image above.

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