Chapter 3: Reality Bites!

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I’ve made a terrible mistake. This was my first thought when I put on my new rucksack with 20lbs in it. It’s definitely not what I was expecting. After walking around for all of three minutes, I took it off and sat down. That’s when I realized I have a lot of training to do before the 5k ruck in …

Chapter 2: Slow Start

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It’s been a week since my first post. I’ve been amazed by how many people have reached out, saying they feel the same way about exercising. I knew I wasn’t alone! I might start an anti-working out group, where we all just complain about exercising while exercising. Seems like it could be a fun time. I worked out one day …

Chapter 1: I Hate Exercising

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Hi, my name is Lacie and I hate working out. I absolutely LOATHE it. It’s tedious and boring. Oddly enough, I’ve spent the last 5 years of my life working in a physical therapy clinic, where we encourage people to exercise. I know the benefits of exercising. I know I feel better when I exercise. The reality is, I hate …

Coping with Osteoarthritis Pain

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Most of us have experienced the aches and pains that come with getting older. Although joint pain can be considered “normal”, there are things you can do to lessen the pain and improve your ability to do daily activities. There are many people who have osteoarthritis, but they don’t have pain! Physical and occupational therapy can help you cope with …

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM): Can it Help with Pain?

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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a physical and occupational therapy manual technique. It uses special instruments to efficiently treat soft tissue dysfunction (muscle strains, sprains, tendinitis, etc.). Due to its effectiveness and efficiency, IASTM is a procedure that is rapidly growing in popularity What is it? IASTM is performed with specially designed instruments. These instruments detect and treat …