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Winter Wellness

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4 Back-Friendly Tips for Shoveling Snow

Body mechanics expert Jon Cinkay shares four tips to help you dig out – without throwing out your back.

Jon Cinkay
Physical Therapist

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Protect Yourself from Wrist and Hand Injury This Winter

HSS hand therapist Nick Maroldi gives some handy ideas for keeping yourself safer this season.

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Why Vitamin D Is Important and How to Know If You Need More

You’ve probably heard that vitamin D is important. But what does it do in the body? And how do you know if you need more of it? Find out from HSS bone health expert Marci Goolsby.

Marci Goolsby
Sports Medicine Physician

All About Back Pain

Not all back pain is the same. Come learn about this often debilitating condition, including the causes and symptoms of back pain and how we treat it at HSS.

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In Depth

Neck Pain

All the hunching and scrolling of modern life sets us all up for neck pain. Learn more from HSS experts about how to relieve chronic or sporadic neck pain, sleeping with neck pain, and when it’s time to see a doctor.

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Lifestyle Medicine

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

Heidi Prather - Physiatrist

Strategies for Better Sleep

Heidi Prather - Physiatrist
Rebecca Niitzel - Registered Dietitian

Is Movement Medicine?

Elizabeth Nguyen - Physiatrist
Kelyssa Hall - Exercise Physiologist

Run Better

Yoga Flow Warmup for Runners

Cara Ann Senicola
Certified Yoga Instructor

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How to Get Into (or Back Into) Running

Exercise physiologist and certified running coach Pamela Geisel shares how to start off on the right foot to avoid injury and enjoy the journey.

Pamela Geisel
Exercise Physiologist

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What to Know about Running with Back Pain

If you’re dealing with back pain, it’s possible to continue running safely with a few tweaks to your workout.

Ashleigh McAdam, Physical Therapist
Andrew Paul Creighton, Physiatrist

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Running Back-to-Back Marathons? Try This Training Plan

Planning to run back-to-back races? HSS physical therapist Yukiko Matsuzaki explains what to do between the races to set yourself up for success.

Yukiko Matsuzaki
Physical Therapist

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Yoga for Runners: How to Use Yoga to Improve Your Runs

HSS physical therapist Cara Ann Senicola shares how yoga can help runners improve their performance and offers a quick yoga-based warmup for runners of all levels.

Cara Ann Senicola
Certified Yoga Instructor

How Fit Are You?

Polly de Mille and Pamela Geisel, Exercise Physiologists

Sleep Better

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How to Improve Sleep Quality

Getting high-quality sleep is just as important as the number of hours you spend snoozing.

Heidi Prather
Physiatrist

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5 Things You Should Know about Sleep and Low Back Pain

What’s the best sleep position for low back pain? How much does your mattress matter?

Robert Griffin
Pain Management Physician

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10 Stretches to Do Before Bed to Improve Your Sleep

Stretching at night can help you fall asleep faster and avoid sleep-related pain. HSS physical therapists Anna Ribaudo and Sheena Alva have 10 stretches to try.

Anna Ribaudo
Physical Therapist

Sheena Alva
Physical Therapist