Monday, July 01, 2013

David Roberts, President
North Shore Physical Therapy Associates
Contact our Office
Marblehead Medical Building
1 Widger Rd
Marblehead, MA 01945
Telephone 781-631-8250
Facsimile 781-639-2060
Salem Fitness Center
38 Swampscott Rd
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone 978-910-0486
Facsimile 978-910-0485


Front Desk was very efficient.  Adam (bless him!) was very patient and good at explaining all therapy.  He was skillful in pin pointing areas of pain. I can’t think of any negative thoughts towards NSPT, always helpful and on time. Janet S.

Everyone here is terrific- Friendly, capable, knowledgeable and experienced, Particularly Stephen and Chelsi.  I have improved significantly and with the knowledge imparted by Stephen that should keep me in good health as I go forwardon my own.  Anonymous

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Summer Injury Prevention 101

Summer is a time to have fun and spend time outdoors. It is an opportunity to enjoy the sunshine. It's a time when you can go out for a walk and roll down the windows and take in everything that nature has to offer. The weather encourages you to be active and venture outside.

The only caveat with outdoor activities is the risk of injuries due to twists, turns, and falls, among other reasons. The good news is that these injuries can be easily prevented with the advice of a physical therapist.

Physical therapists are licensed professional and experts in injury prevention and rehabilitation of injuries. If you want to make the most out of this summer, it's time to seek the advice of your physical therapist.

A Safe, Fun Summer

Here are some tips that to ensure a safe, fun and injury-free summer:

1. Wear Protective Gear

When participating in contact sports, it is essential to wear protective gear appropriate to that activity. For example, wearing helmets, gloves, properly fitting shoes and shin pads (depending on the sport or activity) can prevent injury. Children are undoubtedly more prone to sustaining injuries such as scrapes, bruises, ligament tears, and even broken bones.

2. Stretching Exercises

Summer presents a tempting opportunity to jump into several activities. If your muscles are deconditioned from the long winter, it's important to plan ahead. You want to eliminate muscle tears and joint injuries, all of which form a part of the 'weekend warrior syndrome'. Stretching the muscles and warming them up adequately before and after exercising can help prevent muscle aches and joint pains. Your physical therapist will be able to advise you on the right stretching exercises to perform before and after participating in any activity.

3. Proper Body Mechanics

It's important to be careful when using equipment. Gardening tends to be a popular activity during the summer. Using a wheelbarrow to carry heavy objects is highly advisable. Your physical therapist will also give you great advice on how to avoid back injuries by teaching you how to use different muscle groups when lifting heavy objects.

4. Strengthen The Core

The core muscles refer to the abdominals and lower back. Exercises such as leg raises, crunches, and simple rotational movements can help strengthen the muscles of the back and abdomen. This can help in preventing injuries. To be on the safe side, ask your physician if it's safe for you to exercise. Your physical therapist will provide you with various exercises that can strengthen your core and prevent back, hip, and knee injuries.

The Best Summer Ever

Don't let the summer months pass you by because of an injury. Nobody wants to spend the summer stuck in bed because of a preventable injury. Visit your physical therapist today to learn about injury prevention this summer.

As your physical therapists, we want you to enjoy the activities you love without hurting yourself. Let us help you plan for a fun and exciting summer.

Call our office today to make an appointment. You can expect a detailed physical evaluation that consists of an evaluation of your strength, mobility and balance, among other things. If you find yourself out of shape or in pain after a long winter's rest, reach out to us. We'll help your body prepare for the best summer ever.

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