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South County Physical Therapy, Inc. staff strides with their patients

HAMPTON, NH _ The number of people who run throughout the world today continues to grow. In fact, according to the Running USA, since 2003 half-marathons (13.1 miles) are sited as the fastest growing road race distance in the United States.

With the number of runners continuing to rise, it’s no surprise that more people are turning to physical therapists to treat mild and severe injuries that stem from running.

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Helping dancers safely dance up a storm

AUBURN _ For many children and adolescents taking dance lessons is a big part of their autumnal back-to-school routine with thousands of students heading back to dance studios across the country.

Studies have shown that dance is one of the best sports for children to build muscle, burn fat, elevate heart rates, and develop self-confidence and self-discipline; however, it’s vitally important for children and adolescents to learn proper dancing and stretching techniques in order to dance safely and avoid dance related injuries.

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Westborough High School team warms up with injury prevention program

WESTBOROUGH _ Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are commonplace for athletes and are becoming more prevalent in high school aged competitors, making it more important than ever to increase awareness and prevention at a younger age. Research has shown that girls are 10 times more likely than boys to sustain an ACL injury.

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South County Physical Therapy, Inc. is all fore golf

AUBURN _ On Monday, Sept, 22, 2014 South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) will be a Partnership Sponsor of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Annual School/Business Partnership Golf Tournament. The Tournament will be held at the Heritage Country Club on Sampson Road in Charlton. Tee time for the Florida-style/Scramble Tournament is 10 a.m. with registration beginning at 9 a.m.

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SCPT Joins Community Walk for a cure at Lemansky Field

AUBURN _ At some point in their lives, almost everyone has been touched by cancer, which is the number two cause of death in the United States. In 2014, in Massachusetts alone, there have been close to an astonishing 40,000 new cancer cases that span across every age group and demographic.

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Beware of Issues Caused by Poorly Fitted Backpacks

AUBURN _ School is back in session soon and it’s important that students begin the school year with a properly fitting backpack. Ill-fitting or overloaded backpacks can cause a variety of injuries ranging from lower back pain, to neck spasms, shoulder strain and headaches.

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Smart and healthy Back to School Shopping

AUBURN _ Back to school shopping is currently in high gear as children and parents look for the trendiest clothes and footwear of the season. However, before you make that final footwear purchase, South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) Executive Director Eric Cardin suggests you to pay close attention to your child’s footwear choice.

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South County Physical Therapy joined Care Options Fair

WESTBOROUGH _ On Tuesday, June 17 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) participated in the “Care Options Fair,” hosted by the Westborough Council on Aging. The Fair took place at the Westborough Senior Center, 2 Rogers Road, in Westborough and featured 22 regional organizations which provide important care and service to the elderly.

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