Happy Thanksgiving from Agile Physical Therapy!
Agile will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.
There will be no Pilates classes Wednesday, November 25th, Thursday, November 26th, and Friday November 27th.
We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday! We are so thankful for each one of our patients and your continued support.
Sports and orthopedic injuries go hand in hand. Many parents ask what is the best way to prevent my child from missing time from their favorite sport while avoiding acute and chronic injuries? Dr. James Andrews, world renown orthopedic surgeon, says two keys to answering these questions are taking time off and avoiding sport specialization.
• Dr. Andrews informs parents that their young athletes should take at least 2 months off a year from participation of a sport and will benefit from picking up another sport during this off time. He uses a Loyola University Chicago study of 1,200 youth athletes to back up his point. They found that kids who specialized in one sport were 70 percent to 93 percent more likely to be injured than multi-sport athletes.
• Playing a variety of sports allows a growing and adapting body to have increased joint stability, decrease muscle imbalance that occurs with repetitive motions, increased neuromuscular adaptations with multiple sport specific movements, and gives children opportunities to pursue activities they don’t have time to participate in with year round sports.
• Adolescents who only play one sport a year also have increased risk of burnout at a young age. According to an Ohio State University study this that can lead to health complications later in life like obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure due to sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity.
Dr. Andrews warns that minor injuries in young athletes sets them up for major injuries later in their sports career, when the stakes are higher. Have your growing athlete take some time off, learn some new skills, and give them a bigger appreciation for the sport they love to play.
You can read more about this topic that Dr. Andrews is deeply passionate about in his book “Any Given Monday.” This book is an effective tool for both maximizing talent and protecting the body for a lifetime of physical activity and health. If 2020 has taught us anything it is that time is invaluable. Take time to talk with your young athlete on their goals and dreams and do what you can to set them up for success.
Any Given Monday: Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them for Athletes, Parents, and Coaches - Based on My Life in Sports Medicine by James R. Andrews M.D., Paperback | Barnes & Noble®https://www.barnesandnoble.comAny Given Monday: Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them for Athletes, Parents, and Coaches - Based on My Life in Sports Medicine|Paperbackhttps://www.barnesandnoble.comOnline Bookstore: Books, NOOK ebooks, Music, Movies & Toyshttps://www.barnesandnoble.com10
We had another great Halloween at Agile this year!
We hope everyone enjoyed our group costume!
We are already taking suggestions for next year! Send us an email and let us know what you would like to see us as!
Sweet Potato Classic
5 sweet potatoes
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup white sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream
¼ cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
¾ cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup chopped pecans
Step 1:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Step 2:Bake sweet potatoes 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until they begin to soften. Cool slightly, peel, and mash.
Step 3:In a large bowl, mix the mashed sweet potatoes, salt, 1/4 cup butter, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, sugar, and heavy cream. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
Step 4: In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup butter, flour, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Mix with a pastry blender or your fingers to the consistency of course meal. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture.
Step 5: Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until topping is crisp and lightly browned.