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EastTennessee Physical Therapy News
February has come and gone, it seems, more quickly than usual. We continue to stay busy in our clinics taking care of all kinds of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions, from infancy through adulthood. I am extremely proud of all our clinical staff, in both outpatient clinics as well as those health care professionals who provide physical and occupational therapy to children in the school systems. for their respective seasons and all the athletes for their hard work. One group of athletes that may go unnoticed are those who play sports (particularly basketball) under the guidance of the local Boy’s and Girl’s Club, as well as those playing in local Youth Club Sports. Both these organizations give children a chance to play, improve their skills, and learn about teamwork and being good sports — win or lose. Don’t forget, you do not need a physician referral to see one of our therapists. Give us a call at 543-0073, or 543-2215. FROM THE DESK OF Dr. Smith Basketball season is rapidly drawing to a close, and we congratulate all area schools
T he W orld ’ s S illiest W orkouts I n H onor of A pril F ools ’ D ay
It’s no secret that exercise is extremely beneficial for your overall health. And while those benefits are no joke, there are plenty of fitness trends and methodologies that warrant a laugh. It’s hard to take every aspect of the fitness world with stone-faced seriousness, especially when some of the workouts of the past seem like they were devised by comedians rather than trainers.
In honor of April Fools’ Day, let’s count down the top-five most off-the-wall, bonkers, and hilarious fitness programs to ever grace home video or the internet. To watch these videos for
yourself, you can look them up on YouTube. No. 5: ‘POODLE EXERCISE WITH HUMANS’
This one lands so low on our list only because it’s clear that the tongue-in-cheek nature of the clip is at least partly intentional. Lycra, leg warmers, fanny packs — these have all been de rigueur gym accessories at one point or another. But you generally wouldn’t see a person at the gym wearing prosthetic balls on their arms to resemble a poodle. Nor would you find yourself working out with a pack of half-poodle, half-humans. The clip, created by Panasonic as part of the marketing for the 2004 Athens Olympics, may have been designed for laughs, but the result is bizarre enough to raise eyebrows.
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