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Category: Health Tips by Sport or Activity

Jun 11, 2018

Health and safety tips for gardeners: Part 2 of 2

Health and Safety Tips For Gardeners with Disabilities: Part 2 of 2 Summer is finally here and gardeners in northeast PA are anxiously working in their gardens and enjoying the fruits of their labor. Last week, Health & Exercise Forum presented tips for gardeners for preventing hand and arm injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. […]

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Mar 19, 2012

ACL Injury May End Season But Not Career: Part 1 of 4 on ACL Injury

Part 1 of 4 What do Matthew Knowles, Danielle Dalessandro and Matthew Langan have in common? These local basketball stars had their season cut short due to devastating knee injuries: torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL). However, while they may have ended their seasons, they did NOT end their careers! Knowles and Langan tore their ACL’s […]

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Aug 15, 2011

Prevent Football Injuries: Heatstroke

Part 1 of 2 on prevention of football injuries. Soon summer football training camps and practice sessions will be in full swing in Northeastern Pennsylvania. At this time each year, I receive several emails from concerned parents regarding heatstroke in football players. For the next two weeks, this column will focus on “Prevention of Football […]

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May 29, 2011

Prevent Injuries in the Garden: Part 1. Hand Injuries in the Garden.

Guest Columnist: Nancy N. Naughton, OTD, CHT Today is Memorial Day and for many it is the official first day of planting a vegetable garden without fear of frost. While gardeners in northeast PA are anxious to work in their gardens and enjoy the fruits of their labor, a relaxing and enjoyable activity can turn […]

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Mar 21, 2011

Prepare Your Shoulder for Spring Sports: Part 2

Today’s article emphasizes core exercises that are more sport specific. These exercises are for sports that emphasize the use of the arms. This would include all throwing sports (baseball, softball), all racket sports and golf.

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Mar 14, 2011

Prepare Your Shoulder for Spring Sports: Part 1

It is not too early to think about the onset of spring sports!

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Oct 4, 2010

Steamtown Marathon: Blister Management and Prevention

Nothing can ruin a great run like a nagging painful blister. As you attempt to “run through” the pain, you compensate your gait in such a way that you irritate something else, such as your knee, hip or lower back. With this in mind, as many local runners prepare for this year’s marathon, I thought information on blister prevention would be of great value.

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May 24, 2010

Little League Elbow is No Little Problem

Spring has arrived and baseball season is around the corner. It is hard to believe that a healthy young little leaguer has to worry about injuries. They seem so flexible, agile, strong, and fast. Unfortunately, because their bones are not fully developed, they are vulnerable to “Little League Elbow.”

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May 17, 2010

Health and Safety Tips for Youth Baseball Coaches

Youth baseball can be a very rewarding experience for young participants, parents and coaches. However, most coaches, without a medical background or additional training, may not have the skill and knowledge to provide a healthy and safe environment.

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May 10, 2010

Prevent Hand Injuries While Gardening

Summer is finally here and gardeners in northeast PA are anxious work in their gardens and enjoy the fruits of their labor. I have noticed that my associate, Nancy Wesolowski, certified hand therapist, has recently had an influx of patients with hand injuries associated with gardening.

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