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Meet Rachel, DPT Student – Widener Univ.

Why did you decide to enter the field of Physical Therapy? I decided to enter the field of Physical Therapy because I always knew I wanted to help people. I have always been interested in health care because its main purpose is to optimize people’s health. I always have wanted to contribute to that purpose….

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What Really Happens to Your Body When You Give Up Soda

Whether you call it soda, pop or cola, you probably have a feeling that this sugary, carbonated beverage isn't the healthiest choice. Maybe you know that it can contribute to weight gain, or that it's been linked to diabetes. But the truth is, drinking soda regularly has a much broader effect on your body and…

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Not Enough Fruit & Veggies

What happens to your body when you aren't getting enough greens?

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4 Hidden Benefits of Single-Leg Training

Due to balance demands, single-leg exercises increase proprioception and reduce body and muscle imbalances. Single-leg exercises are additionally safer for the hips and lower back as they mimic our natural gait and athletic movements.

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Meet Cory, DPT Student

I believe this provides a great opportunity to show people how resilient they can be and help them overcome physical barriers. I like working with active populations and youth athletes, but as I continue to gain experience could see myself working with patients who experience more barriers related to chronic pain. 

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Why Core Strength Is So Important

Your core is your entire support system. Your core muscles play a huge role in your everyday activities, from getting out of bed, to walking down the street, and bending over to grab your purse-but, most importantly, they literally help you stay upright.

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How to Enjoy Healthy Eating

A healthy eating style is less about sticking to a specific diet and more about simply doing your best to make better food choices. So whether my patients are carnivores or vegans, I remain open to helping them eat better for their mental health.

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Dynamic hamstring movements mimic the motions of everyday life. That’s especially important these days because our modern cubicle world gives us tight hamstrings since we sit on our glutes all day.

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The Best Pre-Workout Foods and the Science of Why They Work

What should you eat or drink before your workout? And when should you do it? Here's what you need to know to properly fuel your sweat sesh.

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