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5 Stretches Every Gardener Should Know

Posted by MAPS Education Team on May 19, 2015

 

gar·den·ing
ˈɡärd(ə)niNG/
noun

  1.     the activity of tending and cultivating a garden, especially as a pastime. gardeners

AKA: Digging, pulling, lifting, straining; burning 200 – 400 calories an hour!

Before you start gardening, as with any form of exercise, you should always plan to warm-up and stretch. Take a look at 5 Stretches Every Gardener Should Know. 

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Topics: Back Pain,, Neck Pain,, Shoulder Pain,, Gardening

The Best Sleep Positions for Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain

Posted by MAPS Education Team on Jul 3, 2014

Sleep position and quality zzz's aren't typically on the minds of people when their head hits the pillow at night. However, the way we sleep can have an incredible impact on back, leg, joint and chronic pain. A good night’s sleep allows your body to repair and rejuvenate as it prepares for another day. If you are waking up tired or with aches and pain, consider your sleep position and talking with a MAPS specialist to learn how to alter your sleep position effectively to get the most out of your night's rest.

The MAPS physical therapy department offers their expertise on sleep positioning with simple tips below.

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Topics: Healthy Living, Blog, Back Pain,, Neck Pain,, Shoulder Pain,, Sleeping