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How to Choose the Right Tennis Racquet to Help Prevent Tennis Injuries

June 1, 2012 Ask an Expert

By Dr. Trina Rowe, DPT Bauerfeind Performance Center Choosing the Best Tennis Racquet for You My clients frequently ask me about how to pick a tennis racquet that is best suited for their needs, particularly if they have had a tennis injury. Retailers carry a variety of different brands—all professing that their technology is superior […]

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Injury Prevention Tips for Active Older Adults

February 28, 2012 Ask an Expert

By Dr. Andrew Pritikin, DPT Bauerfeind Performance Center No matter how hard you may try to avoid them, all sports have a risk of injury. And the more contact in a sport, the greater the risk of injury. Now, this doesn’t mean that non-contact sports don’t have injury risks at all. In fact, the most […]

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6 Tips to Manage Knee Pain for Active Adults

November 28, 2011 Ask an Expert

By Dr. Trina Rowe, DPT, SCS, CSCS at the Bauerfeind Performance Center As a physical therapist treating active patients across the age spectrum, one of the main topics my patients talk to me about it how to manage knee pain non-surgically so that they can continue to enjoy the sports they love without having to […]

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Cold Therapy vs Heat Therapy: Which is Better?

October 19, 2011 Ask an Expert

By Dr. Trina Rowe, DPT, SCS, CSCS at the Bauerfeind Performance Center When To Apply Heat or Ice to Injuries It’s the age old question relating to injuries: “Should I apply heat or ice?”  I’m actually surprised at the confusion surrounding this issue. The answer is almost always ice. Heat can actually be detrimental to […]

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The Importance of Strength Training

December 3, 2010 Ask an Expert

Reader Question: I’m in my 50s and I walk everyday and eat well. Do I need to strength train? Susan’s Answer: Yes, strength training should be a part of everyone’s active lifestyle. As you age, your muscles begin to shrink and lose mass. The number and the size of your muscle fibers also decrease. Fortunately, […]

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Fluid Intake Guidelines Before, During and After Exercise

July 1, 2010 Ask an Expert

Reader Question: How much water should I drink while exercising? Should I be using a sports drink? Susan’s Answer: Whether you are an athlete in training or just starting a fitness program for the first time keeping your body hydrated is very important to the function of our body’s cells and our performance in our […]

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Arthritis and Exercise

May 20, 2010 Ask an Expert

Q – I have arthritis, can I still exercise? A – I am glad to hear that you still want to exercise. Too many people try and find excuses not to exercise and arthritis pain would seem to be a good one. But in fact research shows us that a well designed exercise program can […]

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How to Prevent Falls with Exercise

March 17, 2010 Ask an Expert

The Fear of Falling & Fall Prevention Reader’s Question – I have fallen a couple of times in the past and am afraid of future falls, is there anything that I can do to prevent falls? Susan’s Answer – Falls can be devastating and change your life. It can lead to disability and a loss […]

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Exercise Q & A

February 25, 2010 Ask an Expert

By Susan Manning This is the first post in a monthly advice column by personal trainer, Susan Manning. You can submit your own exercise-related questions by filling in the contact form below. We can’t answer all the questions we receive but will pick questions that relate to most of our readers. Q – Is it […]

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