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Shoulder Injuries and Treatment

Apr 6, 2018 | 0 comments

Shoulder Injuries and Treatment

Shoulder injury treatment options will vary depending upon the type of injury and severity of symptoms. A professional diagnosis may be warranted to determine the extent of your injury. If a fracture, bone spur or rotator cuff tear is suspected an X-ray or MRI will be ordered. Seeking a comprehensive treatment plan from a qualified practitioner for anything more than mild shoulder pain is recommended. Some traditional and alternative non-surgical treatment options may be beneficial. Rest and Ice This no fail method is tried and try. When you...

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4 Exercises for Arm Strength

Feb 28, 2018 | 0 comments

This month we are conditioning the arms. Try these 4 exercises below and stop with anything that causes pain. It’s okay to feel fatigue and your muscles working, but you shouldn’t feel pain. For your resistance start low and work your way up. A 2 or 3 pound weight might be all you can safely do. That’s okay, at least you’re working the muscles and getting stronger. Enjoy the workout The Reverse Fly With a pair of dumbbells stand with the knees bent and feet hip-with apart. Bend forward at the hips and let the arms had...

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The Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Injuries

Dec 20, 2017 | 2 comments

The Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Injuries

If you’ve had a shoulder injury then you know how slow they can be to heal. For months now, I’ve been working on my right shoulder. It started as a paresis of my right shoulder from the bike injury I had in July and ended up with impingement of the supraspinatus muscle (in the Rotator Cuff). Shoulder injuries often creep up on you and aren’t always traced to a specific incident. In my case I was aware, but usually it goes undetected. OVERVIEW OF SHOULDER ANATOMY The shoulder is a shallow, mobile joint structure that enables...

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Turn Nature Into Your Gym With These 4 Exercises

May 11, 2017 | 0 comments

Turn Nature Into Your Gym With These 4 Exercises

If the sunshine is beckoning you out to play, don’t pass up a gorgeous day to go to the gym.  With a little creativity and some sand, hills, trees or park benches you can get your dose of vitamin D with these outdoor workout ideas! Add in some cardio to your workout by jogging, marching in place, doing jumping jacks or plyometrics in between these exercises. Park Bench Push-Ups Do your push-ups using a park bench, a curb or a large rock. You can vary it by putting your feet on the park bench or curb and your hands on the ground. Do 8-10...

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Get a Better Grip with Best Hand Strengthening Tool

Apr 11, 2017 | 1 comment

Get a Better Grip with Best Hand Strengthening Tool

Eggsercizer® Resistive Hand Excersiser There are lots of gadgets for developing grasp strength, but they’re often one dimensional, not practical or well designed. What makes the Eggsercizer® so special? Well, in addition to its clever name, it’s ergonomically shaped to fit the contours of the hand, it’s versatile, latex-free, comes in 4 levels of resistance and can be chilled or warmed up for added therapeutic benefit. What stress ball does all that? The Eggsercizer® feels so great in the hand, it’s hard to put down once you start squeezing...

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3 Key Principles You Must Include in Your Workouts – Especially if You’re a Boomer

Feb 1, 2017 | 7 comments

3 Key Principles You Must Include in Your Workouts – Especially if You’re a Boomer

If you’re a 50+ fitness enthusiast or a trainer that works with the boomers, consider incorporating these 3 principles into your workouts to help you remain active and injury free. 1. It’s All About the Core! The importance of having a strong stable core can’t be emphasized enough – it helps with balance, posture and quality movement. When engaging in exercises activate the core first, then move out from this stable center. This is key if you’re using hand weights or resistance bands, otherwise you’re at greater risk for injury. Pilates is...

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Go Take A Hike!

Sep 21, 2016 | 0 comments

Go Take A Hike!

I love to go hiking in the fall. The crisp air, autumn colors & crunch of leaves under foot add to the enjoyment. Hiking is simplicity. Step right, step left, up you go. All it takes is a good pair of hiking boots and some pre-hike conditioning to have a pleasant and injury free hike (oh and a mountain or nature trail helps too!) Get Ready: Heading to the mountains or foothills for a day of hiking? Get your heart and legs ready a few weeks before you go with these exercises for hiking. If you don’t regularly do aerobic conditioning,...

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A Win-Win for Consumers & Medical Fitness Professionals

Jun 14, 2016 | 0 comments

A Win-Win for Consumers & Medical Fitness Professionals

Wrist Assured Gloves is proud to be a business sponsor of the Medical Fitness Network (MFN). This volunteer driven organization is a win-win for both individuals looking to improve their health and for medical fitness professionals & organizations who offer services that help people reach this goal. The Medical Fitness Network connects the community to qualified fitness and health professionals to maximize wellness and quality of life. How it works The Medical Fitness Network is a free online resource directory for consumers to locate...

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Thumb Support for Gardeners

May 3, 2016 | 0 comments

Thumb Support for Gardeners

Is Your Green Thumb causing Sore Thumbs? As gardening season arrives you may find yourself with sore, aching thumbs and wrists. All the digging, dirt turning, rock heaving, week pulling and raking puts a fair amount of stress on our overworked thumbs. Add to that extended time on your hands and knees and your wrists may start hurting too. One of the most common joints where arthritis first creeps in (especially for women) is at the base of the thumbs – known as the basal thumb or CMC joint. This joint attaches the thumb to the wrist and gives...

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Walk This Way! 3 Walking Methods to Get Fit

Apr 13, 2016 | 1 comment

Walk This Way! 3 Walking Methods to Get Fit

Remember that famous Aerosmith song? “…It wasn’t me she was foolin Cause she knew what was she was doin When she told me how to walk this way. Walk this Way!” Spring has sprung so kick off the snow boots, lace up your sneakers and head out for a walk. Starting a walking program is a great way to enjoy the fresh air, get your legs in shape and boost your aerobic fitness. But how you walk and where you walk is the key to getting the most benefit out of your walking program. There are 3 categories of walking – Leisure Walking, Fitness...

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