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One Rep Max Living: When the demands of daily life leave you exhausted

Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021

By Philip Silverio PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT How many times have you taken on a project you weren’t prepared for? Professional bakers recommend getting ingredients out (and measured) before starting a baking project. Painters ensure their tools are in place before taking their first brush stroke. Even marathon runners have a series of tasks to do prior to their race. If you’re not a baker, a painter or a marathon runner, you may be wondering, “why is this important to me?” Four words – One Rep Max Living. Still confused? Read on. Exercise prepares the body to safely, and effectively, perform activities of daily living (ADL). For example, lifting a grandchild, a gallon of paint, a medium bag of dog food or a bag of lawn fertilizer may cause injury if you aren’t used to lifting 40-lbs. We know...
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Dealing with post-COVID exhaustion?

Monday, Oct 04, 2021

Everything we do - from the moment we wake up to the moment we fall asleep - consumes energy.

Some tasks, such as vacuuming or doing laundry, require a great amount of energy while others, like paying bills or reading a newspaper, require less.

While most of us can go throughout our days without worrying about “running out of steam”, there are many whose underlying health conditions make it necessary to carefully guard and ration their limited energy reserves.

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Pitch Perfect: How Non-Invasive Treatment for a Paralyzed Vocal Cord Preserved a Music Teacher’s Vocal “Chords”

Thursday, Sep 30, 2021

Steve Baranski speaks with the kind of voice you’d expect from a seasoned radio or television personality. The music teacher’s deep, full-bodied timbre belies the fact that talking – and singing – was a near impossibility in the not-so-distant past.

Baranski was among the half-dozen staff at Hamden High School that developed laryngitis one December several years ago. As his colleagues’ symptoms resolved on their own, the 57-year-old continued to struggle with a weak, raspy voice. He recounted how heading the school’s music and choral programs became more difficult by the day.  

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