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How to Enjoy ‘Playtime’ as an Adult

While most of us associate playtime with childhood, adults are increasingly acknowledging the importance of play and leisure time for themselves. A new survey commissioned by The Genius of Play and conducted by OnePoll finds that 89percent of adults have learned to appreciate … read more

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Senior Living

Getting Active for Spring and Summer as an Older Adult

Adapting to the pandemic for the past year has made exercise and physical fitness difficult, but there are still ways to remain active. And with spring in the air, it’s the perfect time to get back outside and moving. For aging adults, physical … read more

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How to Avoid Bad Posture That ‘Sneaks Up’ as Shoulder Pain with Age

Shoulder pain in older adults often appears suddenly, as if caused by a sudden trauma or injury. But for many people, shoulder injuries are often the result of musculoskeletal conditions directly associated with aging and, more specifically, poor or weakening posture, according to Kitsap County … read more

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Maintaining Health During the Holidays

When the turkey rolls around in November and the oranges, browns and yellows of autumn transition to the reds and greens or blues and golds for Christmas and Hanukkah, for most of us the last thing on our minds is exercising and eating … read more

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physiotherapy

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Physical Therapy

October is National Physical Therapy Month, and Kitsap County physical therapist Hayley Siegenthaler wants to remind community members about the important role improved and restored movement has on well-being. “Movement is central to a person’s quality of life, no matter the age or … read more

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Exercise Essential for a Strong Mind

A relationship between the body and mind has long been theorized. As far back as the 1st century, Roman poet Juvenal suggested people should pray for “mens sana in corpore sano” (a sound mind in a sound body) above power and wealth. Today, … read more

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Physical Therapy More Effective than Drugs for Chronic Pain

During a time when healthcare professionals and researchers continue to reevaluate the effectiveness and safety of prescription drug use for chronic pain, Kitsap County physical therapist Megan Morris emphasizes that physical therapy has long been considered a safer, cheaper and more effective treatment … read more

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Skateboarding

An Adrenaline-Pumping Pastime and Passion

Wheels screech up and down ramps, scraping against hard cement walls as wheel recreationalists attempt an “ole.” Checking every angle to see how the ramp could be used in a unique and creative way, skaters give each other advice as they practice and … read more

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The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Arthritis Relief

Many individuals who have arthritis “treat” their pain by simply avoiding activity — usually because they think movement and exercise would be uncomfortable. But the opposite may be true. Movement and exercise may help relieve symptoms, according to physical therapist Jackie Gfeller with … read more

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