Category Archives: Recreation

The Basics of Injury Prevention for Figure Skaters

An athlete who participates in a sport, whether it be individual or team, obviously has an increase in risk for injury than the non-athlete. If the athlete participates in one sport year round, that risk may increase due to the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Biceps Tendon Rupture: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective

Last month, on his 30th birthday, Scott Gams, a physical therapist in Greenville, SC, celebrated it with a SNAP! However, what is not immediately evident is that his traumatic injury may have been years in the making and could have … Continue reading

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The Role Of Massage

Massage – the manipulation of muscles, the tender stroking of skin, and varying degrees of pressure applied to different parts of the body – has been in existence for centuries. Initially, due to the healing properties associated with various types … Continue reading

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A Regular Guy’s Thoughts and Opinions on the Maxi Pro & Equine Thumper Massagers

After doing a fair amount of online research I purchased the Maxi Pro Thumper Massager for my wife’s birthday earlier this year. Thumper makes the claim that many of their massagers (including this one) are used by loads of industry … Continue reading

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Facts about Ski Trips: Common Skiing Injuries

Changes in modern ski equipment, improvements in slope design, and maintenance helped reduced the incidence of serious injuries. However, we must take note that there are still a significant number of ski injuries that can possibly occur during your ski … Continue reading

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From The Therapist's Chair

The therapist who sees that her client has crossed the Threshold encourages time and space for what we might call the process of acclimatization. This process may be thought of as having two aspects. First, integration and second, stabilization. Integration … Continue reading

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Earn a Competitive Recreational Therapy Salary

A career in recreational therapy can be a very rewarding and fun profession for those who have a passion for helping other people, and enjoy working with different types of challenged patients. One of a long list of healthcare professions … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Ice Skates and Figure Skates

When you're thinking about buying a pair of ice skates, it's important to first define what kind of skating you plan to do. Just as the word "ball" can mean any one of a hundred different kinds of balls, the … Continue reading

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