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Post date: Sep 9, 2016

Don't be fooled into thinking the Power Plate is a gimmick. First used by Soviet cosmonauts in the 1960s to counteract the loss of muscle and bone density, it is used today by elite athletes around the world.

The Power Plate was recently featured on Forbes.com, in an article titled, Work Out Like Celebrities and Professional Athletes With...

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Post date: Aug 24, 2016

Join us for this beginner-friendly course which introduces the concept of mindful meditation. You will learn how to cultivate tools for mindfulness including breathing sequences, visualization, body scan practices, and concentration techniques. Each class includes specific mindfulness meditation tips and techniques, a guided meditation session, and time for reflection. By the end of the session participants will be equipped to integrate mindfulness into their daily lives and maintain their...

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Post date: Jul 19, 2016

Get steady in Balance & Vestibular.

You know the importance of maintaining and improving your balance as you age. Now is your chance to take action!

Mettler's own Dr. Matthew Gordon (Doctor of Physical Therapy) and Laura Chiaramonte (Somatic / Movement Specialist) will...

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Post date: Jun 16, 2016

Matthew Gordon, PT, DPT talks about how to maintain proper balance.

Today we are going to be talking about our balance and the different...

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Post date: Jun 6, 2016

"When should I use hot or cold for an injury?" is one of the most common questions I get from patients. Before we answer it, let’s first review the effects of hot and cold.

Effect of Heat
When heat is applied to a superficial area, it increases the blood flow to that region. An increase in blood flow means more nutrient is brought to the area, and thus, healing is promoted. Heat, in general, reduces the viscosity of body fluid and so improves...

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Post date: Jun 3, 2016

Water Fitness is typically seen as an activity for older adults and those who may be pregnant; however, water fitness has much to offer everyone. We are challenging you to consider what you may be missing out on if you don't give Water Fitness a try!

  1. Low-Impact Exercise
    Water's buoyancy makes you feel lighter and your joints will thank you because they are not absorbing the same impact as they do on land. In fact, Water Fitness is the number one...
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Post date: May 17, 2016

Matthew Gordon, PT, DPT talks about tips for pain-free gardening.

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Post date: May 16, 2016

If you’re anything like me you have your entire world on your cell phone. Contact information, a calendar full of appointments, important emails and even more important baby pictures. It is estimated that the average adult checks his or her cell phone 85 times a day. That equates to 23 days a year or 3.9 years of your life that you spend staring at that small screen. High school-aged individuals spend an additional 5,000 hours a year on their phones compared to the rest of us. It is...

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Post date: May 9, 2016

Summer is almost here and people have already resumed running as their regular workout. It is not uncommon for people to end up injuring themselves from running. This is especially true for those new to the activity.

Running is a high-impact, repetitive activity. The stress to the joints is great because the entire body's weight plus momentum from running is on one single leg at a time. It is more than double that of walking. It is like walking, however, in that the repetitive...

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Post date: May 2, 2016

Jasmine Evans, PT, DPT demonstrates three quick and simple upper body stretches that you can perform while sitting at your desk. These stretches are often helpful for reducing muscle tightness caused by prolonged sitting.

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