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6 simple exercises to help decrease low back pain

1. Double knee to chest Lay on your back and bring both knees towards your chest until you feel a gentle stretch in the low back; hold for 30 seconds Repeat 3x www.rmspphq.com 2. Hamstring stretch Lay on your...read more


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Why I became an Occupational Therapist

I have often been asked why I chose to become a Hand Therapist.  Usually I respond first with “because I don’t like feet,” but this is not the only reason. During my Undergraduate prerequisite and Occupational Therapy training, I...read more


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10 Things You Can Do to Manage Low Back Pain

Start a regular exercise routine Aim for 30 minutes of aerobic activity 4-5 days/week Biking, walking and swimming are all great examples of exercise Work your core! The muscles that make up the core, particularly the transverse abdominis (also...read more


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What is occupational therapy anyway?

Do you know someone who struggles (or struggled) to dress himself or to reach overhead to get something down from a shelf? Or perhaps walking up/down stairs or tending a garden were insurmountable tasks. These daily struggles of real...read more


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How to treat damaged tissue without decreasing your activity level

We all want to avoid cutting back our activity level, but sometimes, injuries make that unavoidable, but why not deal with the injury before it becomes a problem? Why not treat the injury and remain active? Keep running, keep...read more


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4 suggestions to help your child through physical therapy

1. Let them do this by themselves if possible Hard right? Every parent wants to protect and help his or her little ones, and that’s great! But we think it’s a good idea if your child can come into...read more