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Should You Monkey Around?

Do you recall hanging from monkey bars on the school playground?  Remember how compelling it was to swing from bar to bar until the bell rang?  Sure it was fun to dangle your feet, but perhaps it was also a latent urge from an arboreal past.  From the popularity of monkey bars when I was […]

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Should You Stretch Your Hamstrings?

This week we have a health topic from Casey Westbrook, with Austin Physical Therapy, that should interest anyone getting started with an exercise program and might be inclined to overdo it.  For the couch potato suffering from back pain he also offers a word of caution.  As you will learn, the conventional recommendation for stretching […]

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Back pain – it began as a twinge

            Whether you’re a couch potato or an elite athlete there’s a strong chance you’ll eventually deal with back pain.  Often it begins as a twinge that radiates and makes movement painful.             In the past back pain was less frequent. Today it ranks as the second most common reason people see a doctor and […]