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
April 2019                                                                                  Issue # 98
Spring Is In The Air! Time For A Walk Outside...

It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that exercise is good for you. Exercise can come in many shapes and forms and finding the right one for you is just as important as exercising itself. At Blue Hills Sports & Spine we have plenty of patients that know they should be exercising but are just not sure where to start. Maybe you have tried jumping on the bandwagon of P90X, CrossFit, Insanity or any of the other fitness trends that keep popping up. The fact is that these forms of exercise are good for building strength and overall fitness levels, but they stick with only about 20% of the population. In most cases, these people are generally already committed to fitness and are just looking to up their game. Maybe you should just start with going for a walk! To learn more about the many benefits of walking, click here. Get ready to lace em up and get out there!
Work That Extensor Chain!

If you have had back pain and have been treated in one of our offices, you should already be an expert on the importance of a good "extensor chain". The extensor chain is basically what helps you lift, keeps you standing up straight and helps you move. It is made up of the thoracic and lumbar extensor muscles, glutes, hamstrings and also your calf muscles. Having weakness in any part of a chain can be a disaster, especially when it is a chain of muscles that support your back. The key to a health spine is to have it be both flexible and strong. This month we are featuring a simple program that requires very little equipment and will challenge your extensor chain. Click here for a PDF version or click the image to be brought to our online portal where you can see videos as well. f you are having back pain, come on in and see one of our experts to get a custom program built just for you.


Everything You Wanted To Know About Muscle Strains

If you are an active person, sooner or later you are going to have a muscle strain. Whether it's pushing yourself a little harder than usual, adding something new to your program or doing an activity you have never done before, you could end up causing a muscle strain. There is some information you should know about how to treat them in the acute stage to help reduce the soreness and help your recovery. Click on the image to learn all about muscle strains. Getting early PT for a muscle strain can help get you back in action sooner, so should you end up with what you think is a strain, come on in and see one of our experts.
 
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