‘You Gotta Have Heart’

The Heart Exercise and your heart go hand-in-hand. Cardiovascular fitness is the term that professionals use, and that speaks to the relationship between the heart and the blood vessels. The heart is a pump with two sides. The right side receives blood from the body and sends it to the lungs for oxygen, while the… Read More »

Keep Moving . . . Managing concussions

Keep Moving . . . Managing concussions

By Mike Woods The NFL season is well underway and multiple players (including some on my fantasy team!) are sidelined with head injuries. It seems timely to review some strategies for managing concussion. What is it? The CDC defines a concussion as “a type of traumatic brain injury… caused by a bump, blow, or jolt… Read More »

Keep Moving . . . Patellofemoral pain

By Jeff Albertson With fall sports underway, our clinic is seeing a spike of youth athletes reporting pain in the front of the knee. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is the most common injury seen in sports medicine centers and is frequently seen in runners and young athletes. What is Patellofemoral Pain? Rather than a true… Read More »

Keep moving . . . Swimmer’s shoulder

By Jeff Albertson If you’re anything like me, you couldn’t get enough of the Olympics. We had it on at the clinic all day. It’s one of the only times my kids are allowed to watch TV during the week. I love it! With rivalries, drama, and cupping bruises, swimming was especially fun to watch… Read More »

Flexibility facts and fallacies

Flexibility facts and fallacies

by Mike Dee, P.T. Flexibility of our muscles is just that: the ability to adapt to a situation. Regular stretching will train our muscles and tendons to adapt more easily to the demand we put on them when we play a sport, exercise, or perform chores at work and home. What type of stretch, when… Read More »

Aging in place by Scott Funk

Aging in place by Scott Funk

What retirees should know about equity lines Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCs) are usually simply called equity lines. Contrary to what many people think, HELOCs are mortgages. The property is the collateral for the loan and a mortgage is secured against the property and recorded with the city or town where the property is located.… Read More »

Fun with fitness

Fun with fitness

BY Mike Dee P.T. Designing Your Program Every fitness program has goals: lose weight, strengthen the core, add muscle, become more flexible, improve cardiac strength, run faster, or look good for your daughter’s wedding! Some of us do one or two different types of exercise: yoga, long walks, hiking, biking, swimming, Pilates, soccer, hockey, and… Read More »

Open-air yoga for a cause

Open-air yoga for a cause

by Eileen O’Grady Yoga Roots of Shelburne is taking advantage of the lovely Vermont weather and bringing yoga outside with an innovative open-air yoga program called Karma Yoga. Participants will be able to stretch and breathe while they raise money for two local charities, the Shelburne Food Shelf and the Charlotte recreation scholarship. The first… Read More »

Exercise Associated Muscle Cramping

Exercise Associated Muscle Cramping (EAMC) is a painful phenomenon familiar to many athletes. An abrupt spasm caused by hyperactivity of the neuromuscular junction (where the nerve and muscle connect), it can put one to the ground quicker than an Italian soccer player looking to draw a referee’s whistle. EAMC can be tricky to differentiate from another phenomenon,… Read More »

“Fun with Fitness”

By Mike Dee, P.T. Physical fitness can be as complex or as simple as you make it. The common denominator has to be ‘Fun’. This is the first in a series of monthly articles where the staff at DEE PT will make simple all the aspects of physical fitness while making it fun. We will… Read More »