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A virtual cycling experience written by professional triathlete, Morgan Chaffin. When we’re all trying to find some positive light as a result of COVID-19, I was lucky enough to discover E-Racing, which has become the bright, shiny star of my otherwise uncertain 2020 race schedule. It has also been a great way for me to spend more time focusing on my cycling aspirations. E-Racing is done on Zwift, which is an at home indoor training app that connects cyclist, runners, and triathletes from...
Posted on 2020-06-29
How Do We Balance? How Does This System Work? Balancing our bodies against the never-ending pull of gravity is a complex system of three different processes. We combine all three systems to coordinate our movement so we can enjoy life to the fullest. Struggling with balance and stability issues interrupts our ability to safely move, play, and work. The balance system includes three systems: Vision, Somatosensory, and Vestibular. The Eyes and Visual System Our eyes help us to see what is aro...
Posted on 2020-06-24
Exercise has great benefits for your physical health - it can strengthen your muscles, improve your cardiovascular system, and reduce your risk of diseases like stroke and diabetes. But, did you know that exercise can have benefits for your mental health too? Why exercise lifts your mood Exercise causes your brain to release chemicals including endorphins, adrenaline, serotonin and dopamine. These chemicals all work together to make you feel good. In addition to the chemical changes in your br...
Posted on 2020-06-16
Thank you to everyone who participated. ⚾️ Do you want to win CWS tickets? Keep reading to find out how! ⚾️ If you have ever been to our Maple Street clinic, you know that we are all about the CWS by all the posters we have hanging on the wall dating back to 2007. That said, no CWS this year means no 2020 poster for our wall...which is why we decided to have a contest! It is time for YOU to come up with a 2020 CWS poster. Whether you hand draw it or use a computer with graphic...
Posted on 2020-06-10
At Specialized PT, we are so excited to see that baseball and softball have resumed! NOW is the perfect time to take care of any new aches and pains before the games begin. Participating in sports should be fun, and the health benefits gained from playing are undeniable - but playing sports carries a risk of injury. The most common injuries experienced by youth baseball players are injuries to their shoulders and elbows. Pitchers and catchers have the greatest number of injuries. Typically, you...
Posted on 2020-06-09
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