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6 Ways to Create a Safe Holiday Environment for Older Guests

December 12, 2018

During the holidays, people young and old get together to celebrate. If you have older relatives coming to your home, you may want to take some precautions to keep them from falling. Falls are the number one cause of disability in people over 65, causing loss of independence and often serious complications. Preventing a fall […]READ MORE

The 5 Best Christmas Presents For Your Athlete

December 12, 2017

The holidays are just around the corner, and you may be wondering what gifts to give your athlete this year. You know you want to get them something useful, but aren’t sure what they need to help them succeed in practice and on the field. Help your athlete work hard, enjoy a great recovery and […]READ MORE

Tips For a Healthy Summer Picnic and Barbecue

July 7, 2017

There’s nothing like a summer picnic to bring family and friends together. So far, the weather has held up nicely for locals and tourists enjoying downtime at the beach and parks. If you have reserved a shelter or invited guests to a gathering in your backyard, you’ll know planning the party is half the fun. […]READ MORE

Mindfulness and Weight Loss

October 10, 2016

This blog was written by Abby Forman, MS, RD. The majority of people who follow restrictive diets that put strict rules on what or how much you can and can’t eat, regain the weight within five years.  Almost two-thirds regain more weight than they initially lost. This says something very powerful about “dieting”: it works in the […]READ MORE

It’s Not Just a Bump on the Head – The Importance of Concussion Management

September 9, 2016

This blog was written by Rachel Rand, PT, DPT. The management of concussion is a constantly evolving topic.  Thankfully, in the last several years, there has been more focus than ever before on how to effectively identify and manage concussions, thanks to ongoing research regarding the long term effects of multiple concussions.  As a result, […]READ MORE

PRI™ Exercise Spotlight: Left Stance in Left AF IR Position from the Left AIC Pattern

July 7, 2016

This blog was written by Lori Strobl, PT, DPT, PRC. When you are in our clinic at Watkins, you might see several patients doing some ‘strange’ exercises.  These exercises are techniques from Postural Restoration™.   With Postural Restoration™, we recognize fundamental asymmetries in the body, and attempt to get our clients into a state of “neutrality”. […]READ MORE

Casey Fanz Dominates at Olympic Trials in Swimming

July 7, 2016

Sports performance client places 21st out of 180 at the Olympic Trials! Check out Casey Fanz’ story below (provided by her mom, Lisa).   “We are back from the Trials!  Everything was fabulous –  Casey went a best time in her 50; the fastest ever in her lifetime!  25:60.   She was .07 from making it to […]READ MORE

Beat the Heat: How to Stay Hydrated

May 5, 2016

This blog was written by Brandon Johnson, CSCS, FMS, USAW “How much water should you drink” is a loaded question.  There are a lot of factors that play a role in how water you should consume.  The old saying is “eight servings of eight ounces of water a day,” but that does not take into […]READ MORE


January 1, 2016

January is a popular for time for Americans to count their steps and how many calories they’re eating in their diet, but a new report suggests they need to track another category: sodium. That’s because nearly all Americans are consuming more sodium than they should in their overall diet, according to researchers from the Centers […]READ MORE

“Head Strong”

June 6, 2013

Check out “Head Strong”, an article published in the June 2013 issue of Richmond Family Magazine discussing the importance of taking concussions seriously.  Bon Secours Athletic Trainer, Shanae Norman is featured with her advice from an athletic trainer’s perspective.READ MORE