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    Watch Your Back: Correct Techniques for Shoveling Snow

    Posted by: Alison Krueger on December 2, 2014 in News & Events | 0 Comments

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    By Anna Clark, PT, DPT, CIMT

    As winter descends upon us, the all too familiar “snowmageddon” lurks just around the corner.  As we prepare for the task of shoveling away the heaps of snow, it is important to note that shoveling snow is one of the more common ways to injure your back during the winter.  Here are some tips to reduce the chance of injury this winter:

    • Shovel often. Shoveling frequently will reduce the amount of snow needing to be moved. Less snow means less weight, which means less stress on your back.
    • Attempt to push the snow rather than lifting it.
    • If you have to lift the snow, lift with your legs, NOT your back. Do this by bending at the hips and squatting rather than rounding your back to bend over.
    • While lifting a shovel full (if you must) place one hand as close to the blade as possible to reduce the lever arm, making the snow easier to move.
    • Keep the load of snow light. Do not attempt to lift something that may be too heavy for you.
    • Avoid twisting your back to move the snow. Instead, rotate your entire body to face the direction you intend to place the snow.
    • Choose the right shovel. A shovel that is too short, or too long, will make shoveling snow more difficult. Also, some studies show using a shovel with a curved handle may reduce the amount of bending needed (Huang & Paquet, 2002).

    Utilizing these tips for correct mechanics of lifting snow may reduce the possibility of suffering an injury, but if at any time you begin to have pain, stop shoveling.  Hiring someone or calling in a favor from a neighbor to help you finish the job is a much better alternative to a back injury!

     

    References

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. (2011). Prevent Snow Shoveling and Snowblowing Injuries. Retrieved from AAOS: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00060

    Huang, C.-t., & Paquet, V. (2002). Kinematic evaluation of two snow-shovel designs. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 319-330.

    Osteoporosis: Causes & Treatment

    Posted by: Alison Krueger on October 2, 2014 in News & Events | 0 Comments

    By Michelle Reinink PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones and typically occurs later in life. It happens due to an imbalance in how bones build up and break down. In normal bone, there is a balance in how often old...read more

    Performing Arts and Physical Therapy

    Posted by: Alison Krueger on March 11, 2014 in News & Events | 0 Comments

    By Annalee Appledorn,  PT, DPT, OC Performing Arts Physical Therapy is a subspecialty of orthopedic physical therapy with a specific focus on the performance needs of dancers, figure skaters, gymnasts and musicians.  Proper treatment requires both general assessment of ROM, strength, flexibility and alignment as well...read more

    You’re Flossing My Nerves? Neural Tissue Management for Nerve Injuries

    Posted by: Alison Krueger on October 29, 2013 in News & Events | 0 Comments

              By: Nichole Chakur, Student Physical Therapist Traditionally when people think of physical therapy, they think of treatments for joint and muscle injuries, but people can also have nerve injuries as well. Common nerve injuries include nerve entrapment in the arms and legs, such as carpal tunnel...read more

    Reasons To Improve Your Balance

    Posted by: Alison Krueger on September 5, 2013 in Health & Safety | 1 Comments

    By Dan Phelps, PT, DPT Working on your balance probably isn’t at the top of your work out “to do” list.  Balance training often gets overlooked until we get older and by that time progress is often slower. The benefits for improved balance range from a...read more

    Pilates as a Home Program

    Posted by: Alison Krueger on July 2, 2013 in Tips | 0 Comments

    By Annalee Appledorn, PT, DPT, OCS One type of exercise that I commonly suggest as a possible home program for my patients is Pilates.  The most common type of classes are mat classes, which are done on thick yoga-type mats with minimal to no equipment.  Although...read more

    Are You a Candidate for PT?

    Posted by: Alison Krueger on June 17, 2013 in Health & Safety | 0 Comments

    By Annalee Appledorn, PT, DPT, OCS So, you have been having this [insert body part here] pain.  It comes, it goes... maybe you don't even know what started the problem.  And you're wondering--is this something that physical therapy could address? As physical therapists, we have all heard...read more

    Parkour: No Equipment, No Problem

    Posted by: Alison Krueger on May 15, 2013 in News & Events | 0 Comments

      By Dan Pasiak, PT, MSPT, OMPT, CIMT What is Parkour? Parkour is an obstacle course method of training that was first promoted by French naval officer Georges Herbert prior to World War I. It was influenced by native peoples that he observed while on duty in Africa. ...read more

    Runner’s Clinic in Saline

    Posted by: Alison Krueger on April 16, 2013 in News & Events | 0 Comments

    On Monday, April 22nd, Probility will be holding a runner's clinic at their  Saline location.  The clinic will take place from 6:30pm- 8:00pm and therapists will address proper dynamic and static stretching techniques as we as offer injury, shoe and treadmill assessments.  This clinic is...read more

    Best Ways to Stay in Shape in the Winter

    Posted by: Staff on December 19, 2012 in News & Events | 0 Comments

    By Adam Naab, PT, DPT Physical Therapist Summer in Michigan is a great place to be! There are countless lakes, forests, and parks that practically require us to explore and enjoy them. Now that all the leaves have fallen off the trees, it can be hard...read more

    Probility Patient Jake Herbert Inspires Grand Blanc Middle School Students

    Posted by: Staff on November 29, 2012 in News & Events | 0 Comments

    Check out the following article featuring two of Probility’s patients– Olympic Wrestler Jake Herbert and Grand Blanc Middle School Physical Education Teacher Kara Chiano! After meeting at Probility, Chiano invited Herbert to the middle school to inspire more than 100 students on the importance of...read more

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    Posted by: Staff on October 4, 2012 in News & Events | 0 Comments

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    Posted by: Staff on October 2, 2012 in News & Events | 0 Comments

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    Probility Physical Therapy Opens New Clinic In Westgate Plaza

    Posted by: Staff on September 27, 2012 in News & Events, Zeeb Road | 0 Comments

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    Fun Fall Races!

    Posted by: Staff on September 26, 2012 in News & Events | 0 Comments

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    Probility PT: New Location Coming Soon!

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    Photo #2: Go USA!

    Posted by: Staff on July 19, 2012 in News & Events | 0 Comments

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    Probility Patient And Wrestler Jake Herbert Prepares For The 2012 Summer Olympics

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Watch Your Back: Correct Techniques for Shoveling Snow

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By Anna Clark, PT, DPT, CIMT As winter descends upon us, the all too familiar “snowmageddon” lurks just around the corner.  As we prepare for the task of shoveling away the heaps of snow, it is important to note that shoveling snow is one of the more common ways to injure your back during the winter.  Here are some tips to reduce the chance of injury this winter: Shovel often. Shoveling frequently will reduce the amount of snow needing to be moved. Less snow means less weight, which means less stress on your back. Attempt to push...

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Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in | 0 comments

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Pilates as a Home Program

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By Annalee Appledorn, PT, DPT, OCS One type of exercise that I commonly suggest as a possible home program for my patients is Pilates.  The most common type of classes are mat classes, which are done on thick yoga-type mats with minimal to no equipment.  Although I believe anyone could benefit from its focus on core and gluteal strengthening, posture and breathing, the clients that I feel it could be most beneficial for are those with low back pain, anterior hip pain or gluteal weakness. That being said, there are a lot of classes out...

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Are You a Candidate for PT?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in | 0 comments

By Annalee Appledorn, PT, DPT, OCS So, you have been having this [insert body part here] pain.  It comes, it goes… maybe you don’t even know what started the problem.  And you’re wondering–is this something that physical therapy could address? As physical therapists, we have all heard patient stories similar to this, often from family members or friends that need a little guidance on what to do next.  In order to answer that question, there a few key areas we look at in the course of a physical therapy...

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Parkour: No Equipment, No Problem

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in | 0 comments

  By Dan Pasiak, PT, MSPT, OMPT, CIMT What is Parkour? Parkour is an obstacle course method of training that was first promoted by French naval officer Georges Herbert prior to World War I. It was influenced by native peoples that he observed while on duty in Africa.  He thought that a more effective way to train would be to perform functional activities as occurred in a person’s environment.  The training included climbing, running, jumping, balancing, throwing, swimming, self-defense, and quadruped movements.  The training...

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Runner’s Clinic in Saline

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in | 0 comments

On Monday, April 22nd, Probility will be holding a runner’s clinic at their  Saline location.  The clinic will take place from 6:30pm- 8:00pm and therapists will address proper dynamic and static stretching techniques as we as offer injury, shoe and treadmill assessments.  This clinic is completely FREE and open to all. Please note that if you are under the age of 18, you MUST have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver before an assessment can be given.  The waiver can be downloaded here. Questions or comments?  Call...

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Best Ways to Stay in Shape in the Winter

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By Adam Naab, PT, DPT Physical Therapist Summer in Michigan is a great place to be! There are countless lakes, forests, and parks that practically require us to explore and enjoy them. Now that all the leaves have fallen off the trees, it can be hard to move indoor and get in all of the exercise you need to be able to stay in shape. Add to that all the football games and holiday food, finding some good winter activities is paramount to maintain health. For these reasons, I have made a list of relatively inexpensive exercise...

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