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Denise Shiozawa

sports performance - good and bad pain experienced by dancers
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No Pain, No Gain? Well, not exactly.

Most dance injuries result from overuse, not trauma. As with all sports, there is a…

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sports performance progressive overload - guy using weights for legs
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The Power of Progressive Overload

What is Progressive Overload? The principle of progressive overload involves steadily increasing the demands on…

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mind-muscle connection for sports performance
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Mental Imagery and Mind-Muscle Connection

Performance Athletes can Also Benefit If you have ever watched a documentary about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s…

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the seated hamstring stretch is an example of a static stretch
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Stretching: Dynamic vs. Static

Which type of stretching should you use? You have probably heard mixed reviews on whether…

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gait velocity if the sixth vital sign
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Gait Velocity: the 6th Vital Sign!

Gait Velocity is a Powerful Predictor of Health and Longevity Vital signs are measurements of…

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sports not re-opening with schools
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Keep Student Athlete Bright While Monday Night Lights are Off

School will start back August 26 (albeit much of it online), but football, volleyball and…

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stretching and sports performance
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Stretching the Truth on Posture, Performance and Prevention

Is stretching alone a powerful enough technique? Stretching is a pleasant exercise for many individuals…

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pain adaptation in physical therapy
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I’m Hurt. I’m in Pain. And You Want Me to Exercise?

Pain Adaptation: resuming movement for a quick recovery No, we are not crazy.  There is…

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How to support your child in physical therapy
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SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD in Physical Therapy

How to make the experience more fruitful for your child and you. Physical therapy is…

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