AUBURN _ In 2012, the staff at South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) in Auburn began quietly collecting non-perishable food for the non-profit, Auburn Youth and Family Services, Inc. (AYFS) in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. What began as a casual initiative two years ago has blossomed into a company-wide and spirited holiday tradition that has grown exponentially.
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AUBURN _ Warming up your muscles before playing a physical sport just makes sense. Golfers are no strangers to injuries; however, properly warming up may improve a person’s golf score and help mitigate a potential injury.
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.
MILTON _ The women’s soccer team at Curry College has endured its share of concussions in the 2013 season. Of the team’s 31 women on the roster for this season, nearly 25 percent of its players have suffered from concussions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AUBURN _ In today’s fast-paced world, one of the most difficult things for a mother to do is to carve out time for herself. With a new school year, there are added pressures of getting the children to school on time, along with all of their daily extra-curricular activities.
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.