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Mind your back(pack) during back-to-school

From homework and tests to extra-curricular activities, students already shoulder plenty of weight during back-to-school time. Their backpacks should be the least of their worries.  Unfortunately, due to the lack of awareness or simple disinterest (or both), backpacks...

Lower-back pain? Check the hips

It’s well established that about eight in 10 people in the U.S. will experience back pain at some point in their lives. And while the causes of such pain often vary, Seattle physical therapist Erik Norwood says increasingly, in a world that accommodates a more...

Exercise Caution During Summer Workouts

While many relish the opportunity to take both play and exercise outdoors as the weather continues to warm, Seattle physical therapist Erik Norwood reminds us that beneficial exercise comes with an added level of risk when done in the summertime heat and humidity....

Positive Attitude Reaps Healthful Rewards

Is your glass half full? Do the clouds that fly above your world all have silver linings? Can you manage to find positive twists among life’s messiest entanglements? Then congratulations. According to health care experts throughout the world – from cardiologists,...

Summer Pro Tip: Wear your flip-flops with caution

Warmer weather means lighter clothing all around, and footwear is no exception. But before you grab the flip-flops for summer outings and activities, physical therapists join other medical professionals in offering a word of caution: long-term flip-flop use can be bad...

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