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While a backpack is still one of the best ways to tote homework, an overloaded or improperly worn backpack gets a failing grade, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Improper backpack use can cause injury, especially to children with young, growing muscles and joints. Injury can occur when a child is, trying to adapt to a heavy load, uses harmful postures such as arching the back, leaning forward or, if only one strap is used, leaning to one side. According to phy...
Posted on 2018-09-17
These days it is becoming more popular for young athletes to specialize in a single sport. The advantages seem obvious. Putting in more time early and “outworking” the competition should lead to a better chance of success later, right? Even though that seems to make intuitive sense, early specialization may not be giving kids the advantages parents think and comes with some risks. Specialized Physical Therapy is happy to address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your a...
Posted on 2018-09-14
Are you among the millions of Americans who have high aspirations for how you’ll spend the extra time during your post-retirement years? Whether you plan to travel the world, pick up fly fishing, spend more time woodworking or sign up for a golf league, your physical fitness level will be a factor. A 2010 study suggests that the fitness declines we typically attribute to advancing age are largely caused by living sedentary lifestyles—which are on the rise due to the prominence ...
Posted on 2018-09-05
SO…you might have heard that we are moving?  Well, we are! BUT never fear!  We are not moving very far – just a very short distance from our current location at 102nd& Maple to 108th& Maple (well, 2 blocks south of Maple to be more exact).  But any way you slice it, it’s just a hop, skip & a jump across I-680 – still very easy and convenient to access from I-680. Here are 2 important things to know: Our first day in the new space ...
Posted on 2018-08-16
It’s hard to believe that it’s almost been a week since I completed the Norseman Extreme Triathlon, and as I look back on the experience, I am reminded of the old saying, if things can go wrong, they will. Leslie and I left Omaha Monday evening and arrived in Bergen, Norway Tuesday evening, but not without incident. Our flight out of Omaha was delayed approximately 1 hour leaving us around 20 minutes to get across Newark to the international terminal. We rushed through customs, and s...
Posted on 2018-08-13
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