The Joint Ventures' Blog

Skating Safely

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Ice skating is a wonderful activity to take part in, especially as the cold winter months approach. But a few things need to be addressed before you hit the ice to ensure you have a good time and ice skate safely. First, you need to make sure you have proper balance standing on flat, level ground. On ice, your base of support is constantly moving and changing. Without proper balance, ice skating will present a new set of challenges for you that could potentially lead to injury. A good way to check your balance is to practice standing still on one foot for 5-10 seconds without disturbances.                                                         

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Text Neck

Monday, October 30, 2017

“Text Neck”, or the posture that you are in while using your smartphone, has increased in frequency as smartphones have become more prevalent. And, it's not just "texting"! We consume a massive amount of information via our digital devices via social media, news outlets, etc. This all can lead to an increase in orthopedic and health issues.


 

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Neutral Spine Exercise

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

It is important to maintain the neutral alignment of these curves to assist with cushioning the spine from excessive stress or strain. The natural curves of the spine are caused by muscles, ligaments and tendons that are connected to the vertebrae of the spine, by Keith Foley, MSPT 

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Fire Hydrant Exercise

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Exercise for hip strength and mobility, by Jennifer Washkevich, DPT 

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Hip Mobility Exercise

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Physical therapy exercise for hip strength and mobility, by Tom Romano, DPT 

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Single Leg Deadlift Exercise

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Physical therapy exercise for hip strength and mobility, by Tom Romano, DPT 

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Correcting Rotary Collapse Exercise

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Physical therapy home exercise for a rotary collapse. 

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Chair Transfer Exercise

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Chair Transfer Exercise, by Katelyn Cloutier, DPT 

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Hip Hinge Exercise

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

How to move your spine safely through daily tasks, by David Carleton, MPT, OCS, CSCS 

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Bed Mobility

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Bed mobility exercise, by Cameron Puls, DPT, OCS, CSCS 

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