We can help you work it out.
There’s no doubt about it, you are one-of-a-kind which is why we often recommend an individualized exercise program as a part of your recovery plan. Based on your needs, our physical therapists and exercise therapists will design a program to develop your flexibility, increase your strength and make sure you remain healthy and doing the things you love.
Hawkstone exercise therapists will move you through your custom-designed program and show you exactly how the movements should be done, which muscles you’re working and how you can identify proper form and correct it. We’ll continue to monitor your progress and adjust the program as needed. After every visit, your exercise therapist will send you home with some printed materials that detail your exercises to do at home
Although not a contact sport, injuries in baseball are still common. Arm and shoulder injuries are the most frequent. Be prepared to hit the field this summer and avoid striking out with an injury by doing a few simple exercises.
Yoga has proven to be a great activity for people of all ages and abilities. With many benefits including, improved strength and flexibility, reduced stress and anxiety and other mental advantages more people are giving yoga a try. As with any physical activity injuries can happen. Read on for some helpful tips to keep your practice injury free.
As we head into spring and we look forward to longer days and warmer weather, we also start with the spring cleaning projects. Now is the time when you go through the basement or garage full of stuff and try to declutter. Read on for some tips to avoid a spring cleaning mishap.
Soccer is a fast paced sport that requires stops and starts and sudden changes in direction which can result in a variety of injuries. FIFA, soccer's international governing body, has developed a program to reduce these injuries. As we transition from indoor to outdoor soccer check out the FIFA 11+ Program and stay in the game!
Dance can be a fun and exciting way to keep the body moving and to be active. However, it can also place a great amount of stress on the body which can lead to injury. Dance is a sport that requires both strength and flexibility especially in the back, hips and legs. Below are some exercises and stretches that can be added to any dancers’ repertoire.
With a new year come the resolutions to exercise more, start working out and to get in better shape. Help yourself by getting off on the right foot with some safe “core” exercises
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it is easy to get stressed out and to feel like it comes and goes without really getting to enjoy it. There is all this hype and build up then before you know it the day has past. Try to take some time this year to be mindful and present in whatever it is you are doing.
Most of us have likely experienced an ankle sprain before. The ankle joint can be injured from something as simple as a mis-step to something more dramatic like a fall from a height or landing wrong. With so many sports requiring you to run, jump, cut and/or pivot the ankle joint needs to be strong to withstand the impact. As the winter weather brings icy conditions and the sport seasons ramp up try a few simple exercises to prevent that oh so frustrating ankle sprain!
As we head back to work and back to class from a relaxing summer its time we take a look at our posture. Long days of sitting at a computer or using a smartphone or tablet has caused most people to have poor posture. This head forward and rounded shoulders position puts excess strain on the neck and upper back leading to tight muscles, pain and even head aches. Read on for some helpful tips to avoid that pain in the neck!
It’s hard to believe it’s already that time of year again, where hot summer days are traded for time spent in cold arenas. Since the hips work so hard while performing a skating stride it is important to keep them strong and flexible in order to prevent injuries and enhance performance. Read on for some exercise suggestions.