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By reboundtupelo, Aug 18 2017 05:45PM

At Rebound Physical Therapy, our aim is to educate our patients as well as our community with quick tips for your overall wellness. In this edition of our blog, we'd like to offer a suggestion (or three) on a topic most of us overlook on a daily basis.

As August rolls along, school has now resumed for most students in the area. We see many students and teachers alike who have trouble with posture especially when sitting at a desk for most hours of the school- or work-day. We provide exercises that strengthen the postural stabilizer muscle group as well as provide education for self-management of good posture. Here are a few tips to remember as you sit at your desk while at school or work:

- Sit with your back straight and your feet flat on the floor.

- A small, rolled-up towel placed at your low back can help with maintaining the normal curves in your back.

- Distribute your body weight evenly through both hips.

- Try to avoid sitting in one position for more than 30 minutes. Take a break, stand up, and stretch at least once every hour.

For more wellness tips or to have a physical therapist evaluate your posture, call us today at 662-842-2100 to schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists.

By reboundtupelo, Jun 29 2017 12:42PM

Among high school athletes, girls are at greater risk for overuse injuries than boys, according to a recent national study published in the Journal of Pediatrics (“Epidemiology of Overuse Injuries among High-School Athletes in the United States” – March 2015).

In analyzing 3,000 male and female high school athletes participating in 20 different sports, researchers found that overuse injuries represented 7.7% of injuries overall, but rates among girls and boys differed significantly, with overuse injuries representing 13.3% of all injuries for girls compared to only 5.5% for boys.

Girls and boys also differed in terms of when the injuries were likely to occur, with the proportion of overuse injuries decreasing in females from freshman to senior year, while it increased in males.

The highest overuse injury rates for girls were seen in track and field, field hockey, and lacrosse.

"This finding may be solely due to differences between males and females or that these girls’ sports have larger teams with younger, skeletally immature girls who were not physically ready to handle the repetitive motion associated with these sports," the researchers summarized. "Athletes in these sports may benefit most from overuse injury assessment and prevention."

In a video produced by Ohio State University, lead author Thomas Best, MD, also theorized that single-sport specialization could be a contributing factor.

"Many of these youngsters are playing a single sport, and that may in fact be a major risk factor for these overuse injuries because their bodies are seeing the same repetitive blows with one sport," Best said.

Source: http://www.moveforwardpt.com/DidYouKnow/Detail.aspx?cid=b9a37a51-a143-4418-b4a6-18f1a5da9fbe

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