The “Core”: It’s More Than Just Abs

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When you think of your “core”, which muscles come to mind? If you’re like the vast majority of people, you immediately think of your abs. What you probably don’t realize is that your core is so much more than abdominal muscles. It’s actually made up of 29 muscles in your mid and low back, pelvic floor, butt, and hips. Together, …

Impact Athlete of the Week 9/2/19: Kaci Phelps

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A new school year means it’s time for Impact Athlete of the Week! This week our athletes are a football players from Dewar and Beggs and a softball players from Morris, Beggs, and Henryetta. Vote for the athlete you think deserves to win! Voting ends on Tuesday, September 3rd @ 12:00pm. Kaci Phelps Wins Athlete of the Week!! Congrats, Kaci!

Bow Hunting: Have You Tuned Your Body?

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Bow season is right around the corner. Many hunters will put a ton of energy and focus into tuning their bows, but how many ever think about tuning their body? There are lots of muscles involved in drawing a bow; all the way from your hand grip to core strength. Archers and bow hunters should “tune” these muscles just as …

Simple Movement Tests Can Predict Health

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The American Heart Association encourages people to “know their numbers” referring to blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and weight. However, research is now showing that moving properly is also important for health. Walking Speed Walking speed has been called the “sixth vital sign” in medical literature recently. Like blood pressure or heart rate, it is quick and easy to …

Downloadable Sports Schedules

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Download your team’s schedule below! You can use it as your wallpaper on your phone or just have it in your pictures so you always know when they’re playing! More sports will be added as the schedules come out. If your team isn’t represented below, shoot us a message and we’ll add them! Beggs Schedules Fastpitch Football Dewar Schedules Fastpitch …

Watermelon Slushie: Perfect for Summer

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Looking for a great drink to help you cool off this summer? A watermelon slushie may be exactly what you need! Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also healthy! Health Benefits This watermelon slushie is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Antioxidants in this drink will help prevent disease. It also has adaptogens to help your body deal with stress. …

ACL Reconstruction: When is it Safe to Return to Sports?

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction is one of the most common surgeries performed due to a sports injury. ACL rehab and ACL prevention training is one of the hottest topics in the sports medicine world. The Stats The sad reality is that while 80% of ACL reconstruction patients return to some form of sport, only 65% return to the same sporting …

Michelle Johnson, PT, MPT, CFSC, Joins the Impact Team!

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Impact Rehab & Wellness is excited to announce that Michelle Johnson, PT, MPT, CFSC is joining our team! Michelle is a native of Liberty Mounds, Oklahoma. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2006. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree, she attended the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, where she graduated in 2009 …

Knee Pain

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Approximately 25% of American adults have experienced knee pain that affects their daily life. The prevalence of knee pain has increased over the past 20 years. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause in individuals over the age of 50. Knee injuries can occur as the result of a direct blow or sudden movement that strains the knee beyond its normal …

Impact Athlete of the Week 4/15/19: Jared Sutter

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Jared Sutter, Beggs High School, Senior, Baseball, Left Fielder: Last week, Jared was 7 for 11 in 3 wins with 7 RBI, including a big 3 RBI double to break open a  12-2 victory over #10 Kellyville. Hitting 492 with 12 doubles and 25 RBIs on season. Jared Sutter Wins Athlete of the Week! Congrats, Jared!!