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Strength Training Tips for Beginners

Posted on: February 24th, 2017 by Horizon Rehab Blogger

As physical therapists, we know the importance that exercise plays in helping people get better and reach their fitness goals. If you’re just getting started on a weight-lifting program, we wanted to offer you a handy acronym to help you gauge whether or not you’re doing it properly: F.I.T.T., or Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type: […]

Prevent Sprained Ankles with These 3 Steps

Posted on: January 27th, 2017 by Horizon Rehab Blogger

A sprained ankle can happen when least expected. They occur when the foot twists, rolls or turns beyond its normal motions, and great force or pressure is exerted on it upon landing. Even taking a misstep on a flat surface can lead to a sprained ankle. Because of this, they’re one of the most common […]

Year in Review: What did we learn?

Posted on: December 21st, 2016 by Forbin Admin

We can’t believe that 2016 has already come to a close! While this year was full of many impactful events, for today’s blog, we wanted to take some time to highlight the best of our blogs: “How runners can prevent injury” focused on the importance of stretching, not overdoing it and finding an appropriate running […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Preventing Workplace Injuries

Posted on: November 18th, 2016 by Horizon Rehab Blogger

No matter the job industry, safety is a top priority. According to the United States Department of Labor, every year more than 4.1 million workers suffer a serious job-related injury or illness. Keep your workers safe with these important Do’s and Don’ts from Horizon Rehabilitation Centers. Don’t assume injuries are limited to the manufacturing industry. […]

3 Ways to Get your Child Active

Posted on: November 11th, 2016 by Horizon Rehab Blogger

Although advancements in technology have helped create a more efficient world, it also may have come at a price. Screens have replaced the outdoors and with that has come a rise in childhood obesity causing an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and joint problems. To help your child stay active, Horizon Rehabilitation Centers offers these […]

Tips to Cutting Back on Exercise Injuries

Posted on: October 21st, 2016 by Horizon Rehab Blogger

Your PR on your 10K during yesterday’s run felt amazing. This morning’s shin splints? Not so much. Keep these five pointers from Horizon Rehab in mind as you exercise to stop injury in its tracks: Wear proper footwear. Do you prefer running, training, or walking? Your shoe depends on your answer. A walking shoe should […]

Improving your balance at home through exercise

Posted on: October 14th, 2016 by Horizon Rehab Blogger

Whether you’re a world class athlete or a senior citizen living at home, good balance is very important. It can help you become a better athlete, or maintain your independence at home. As important as balance is, it can be a challenge, as well. In fact, thousands of injuries are attributed to balance issues each […]

Don’t Let Your Muscles Shrink While You Recover From Injury

Posted on: September 16th, 2016 by Forbin Admin

No one likes being hurt, but if you’re the athletic type, you have a higher likelihood of this occurring. After a few weeks or months off the field, many athletes return to the sport they love only to ask, “Where did my muscles go?” With these tips from Horizon Rehab, you can avoid some of […]

Physical Therapy instead of surgery

Posted on: August 25th, 2016 by Horizon Rehab Blogger

If you suffer from osteoarthritis or meniscal tears, chances are your doctor has talked to you about the possibility of surgery. However, before you expose yourself to the expense and possible risks of going under the knife, we would like to suggest an alternative: physical therapy. The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) released a […]

Start Your School Year Right with These Stretches

Posted on: August 9th, 2016 by Horizon Rehab Blogger

The school year has officially begun! Student athletes everywhere are returning to the gym, track or field, ready to start their sports season. Here at Horizon Rehab, we want to make sure you start your new term off right. That’s why we’d like to discuss a few exercises you can do to avoid sidelining injuries: […]