• Winter Olympics highlight importance of balance, flexibility

    Winter Olympics highlight importance of balance, flexibility

    As millions marvel at the world’s top competitors performing athletic feats on cold, wet and slippery surfaces during this month’s 2018 Winter Olympics, Bend physical therapist Rob Hollander sees an ideal educational opportunity for local athletes and fitness-minded people.  While we watch Alpine skiers speed through difficult downhill courses and figure skaters bound balletically across the ice, Hollander sees performances that vividly highlight

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  • Take a Deep Breath!

    Take a Deep Breath!

    Learn how breathing can improve you stress management, ability to relax, lessen pain and improve your core strength. Have you ever really payed attention to the quality of your breathing? For most of us, breathing is in the background of our awareness during our daily activities and life responsibilities.  Essential to our survival, breathing provides

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  • Wintertime Shoveling Tips

    Wintertime Shoveling Tips

    As winter progresses and the snow falls proper technique with shoveling can save your body from injury risk. While most of us cross our fingers for a light snow to melt quickly, as we know from “snowpacolypse” last year, those bigger dumps are coming at some point. Here are few tips on how to manage

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  • Be safe by being aware of the signs of overtraining

    Be safe by being aware of the signs of overtraining

    As the New Year serves as the starting line for many who are bound and determined to get into shape this year, Bend physical therapist Rob Hollander is quick to remind well-meaning people that overtraining is a real thing – and if it’s not identified early, it can derail your efforts before they truly get started.  “Being a physical therapist,

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  • Ward Off Holiday Stress with Exercise

    Ward Off Holiday Stress with Exercise

    When the holiday season leaves sleepless and tense from the stresses of commitments, crowds, shopping and entertaining, Bend physical therapist Rob Hollander has a suggestion: sweat away that stress by making exercise a part of your holiday tradition. “Pretty much any form of exercise, whether it’s walking, running, lifting weights or taking a yoga class,

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