Blue Hills Sports & Spine's Monthly Newsletter. Our regular assortment of handy and informative tips, tricks and trends to help answer your questions about rehabilitation and fitness.

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Blue Hills Sports & Spine's Monthly Newsletter
November 2016                                                                                           Issue # 69
Time For Raking Leaves

Now that peak foliage has passed, it's time for the leaves to fall...and unfortunately, also time to start raking them up. Every year we get patients that have developed shoulder, neck or back pain from the annual leaf raking ritual. Doing a few simple stretches before and after raking just might keep you out of our offices for treatment. We have put together a simple program for you to try, just click here for the print out. Give them a try and hopefully they will help make your raking easier this year!
Are You In Shape To Ski or Board?

I know it's early, but one ski resort has already opened some trails for the season and if more flakes continue to fall in northern NH, ME and VT, it won't be long till you are out there on the slopes. Are you ready? Doing some simple leg strengthening to get your body ready for the demands of skiing and boarding is a great way to help prevent injury. If you haven't been doing any specific leg training, it's not too late! Click here for a simple workout that you can do for a few weeks in advance of hitting the slopes. Give it a try and hopefully it will make your season a great one!

All You Wanted To Know About Common Ski Injuries
We hate to discuss injuries before they happen, but unfortunately it's our job. With ski season looming over us, we will see many people that have sustained various injuries. Knowing what they are and what could potentially cause them may actually help you avoid them. Click here to be directed to our patient education portal where we have a special section dedicated to various ski injuries. Hopefully you can avoid them, but here is a resource for you. We are experts at getting people back to their favorite sports and activities, so should you end up with an injury, the sooner you see us, the sooner you should be back doing what you love!

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