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Don’t Let Pain Sideline You With the right knowledge, you can avoid injury and stay active at any age.

INJURIES INCREASE AS YOU AGE… Ifyou thinkback towhenyouwere inyour late teens, youcouldgo intoa fullsprintnoproblem, takeaflying leapanddoawhole lotwithout theslightest thought about it. As you get older, your tishues become less elastic and in fact a little “drier”. When your muscle, tendonand ligament tissueshaveenoughwater, they are supple and stretchy, allowing you to do a lot of activities. Keep yourself hydrated and stretch often to maintain elasticity in your muscles. BEFORE AND AFTER Knowing the right exercises to prepare for fitness activities is key. Our physical therapy experts have yearsofexperience rehabilitatingpeopleafter injuries and returning them pain-free to the activities they enjoy. What some people might not know is that physical therapists put specific exercise plans

There is nothing more exciting than taking on a new challenge, sport or activity. For most of us, the thrill of accomplishing a physical goal is what we live for. However,areyouprepared for it?The term “weekend warrior” means a person who doesn’t really train for what they are doing; they just go out and do it on the weekend. HOW DO MOST INJURIES OCCUR? Most sports injuries occur from ill-prepared individualswho just jump into theactivitywithoutfirst increasing their strength, endurance and flexibility. Yourmuscles, tendons, ligamentsandother tissues need to be warmed up to work properly. They take enormousstrainduring runningandsportsactivities. Therefore, if they are not in top condition, they are more prone to injury.

together based on your needs to prevent injury. If you do start to experience pain with activities, Advance Physical & Aquatic Therapy can get you back toenjoyingyouractivitiespain-free.Call today to learnmorehowourprogramscanhelpyou feelgreat! PREPARING YOUR BODY It is important to do sports activities, fitness and a host of other physical activities to keep you healthy and happy. With a little bit of preparation, you can easily do these activities and decrease your risk for injury: • Do stretch often • Do strength training

• Do coordination training • Do endurance training

The Overhead Deep Squat Test

The Overhead Deep Squat Test is one of the most informative tests you can perform. At the deepest point of the squat we can assess bilateral, symmetrical mobility of the hips, knees and ankles.The overhead portion allows us to also assess bilateral, symmetrical mobility of the shoulders as well as the thoracic spine. Overall the test is able to assess calf flexibility, thoracic extension,

core stability, pelvic mobility, quadriceps flexibility and shoulder mobility. The Overhead Deep Squat Test is a universal assessment of functional movement. If you have isolated pain with the test or you are unable to complete the movement as pictured, feel free to give us a call at 610-544-8500.

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