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Peak Physical Therapy
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Welcome to the September newsletter from Peak Physical Therapy.

There's lots of information from preventing shin splints to picking the right back back. Enjoy!


How to Prevent Shin Splints

A shin splint, which is medically referred to as tibial stress syndrome, is a painful injury to the shin that commonly affects runners, but also dancers and other athletes. 

Shin pain most often occurs on the medial side of the shin (termed medial tibial stress syndrome, or MTSS) but can also occur on the lateral or anterior side of the lower leg. Shin splint pain develops due to the overexertion of pressure on muscles in the lower legs causing stress on the tissues in that region.  

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Finding a backpack that provides the right support.

There are a number of different reasons that people use backpacks; from hauling around school supplies to equipment for an outdoor trip, or biking to work with a computer.

Even though we live in a digital world, when it comes to school back packs, many students don't consider the amount of weight they carry on a daily basis.

When the right backpack is chosen, the abdominal muscles, back, and legs can easily support the weight that needs to be hauled. This guide will help explain the best methods for choosing, fitting, packing, and wearing a backpack.

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In rehabilitation, the recovery process often inspires an appreciation for what our bodies can do and can drive one to accomplish more than they thought possible.


Have you recently suffered from a hamstring injury?

Hamstrings are the group of muscles located in the back of the thigh. Muscle injuries in this region are quite common, especially in active individuals such as athletes.

This type of injury is usually very painful, and if the muscle has a tear, it will leave you with a lot of bruising.

These injuries often heal very well, however, in order to be able to regain full function of the hamstrings and correct any issues with your stride, appropriate rehabilitation is necessary.


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Have you been looking for healthy meals that are equally delicious?

Here are two healthy recipes for a hearty meal and easy snack that you can enjoy without worrying about the calories.


Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

From: (66 reviews) 

This recipe includes skinless, boneless chicken breasts, olive oil, basil, black pepper, onion, garlic, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and balsamic vinegar.

Although it takes a while for the chicken to cook slowly, only 15 minutes are needed to prepare and you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious meal that is loaded with vitamins, mineral, and nutrients.

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Sunday Best Fruit Salad

From: (268 reviews) 

This vitamin packed dessert is easy to prepare and has fruits that most people really enjoy. It includes pineapple chunks, apples, banana, kiwi, and strawberries. You can make a big bowl for the whole family or easily store this tasty dessert in the fridge so you can enjoy a smaller portion at any time.

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