Ready Steady Rehab

Top 6 Exercises to Stay Healthy

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How to stay healthy from top to bottom with a few simple exercises that can be used for any activity or sport

Ready Steady Rehab is hosted by Dr. Heather North of Red Hammer Rehab

Podcast length: 19’28”

Dr. Heather North offers the Top 6 Exercises for any athlete to stay healthy from top to bottom that bridge the gap between all sports. Keeping these short allows for life commitments like jobs and family and our sports, while important, mean we don’t have a lot of extra time. Heather asked some of her patients what they felt would be most helpful and time efficient. She dives deep into abdominal strengthening exercises to back and legs stretches that provide full body exercises that are simple and manageable.

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Heather North holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado.  She is the owner of Red Hammer Rehab in Louisville, CO that specializes in sports-related orthopedic injuries and prevention.  This practice has won “Best Sports Medicine Rehab Facility” and “Best Sports Medicine Doctor” year upon year since it’s opening. Heather’s focus is on sports medicine and orthopedic manual and manipulation physical therapy.  She is known for being aggressive with injuries and focusing on discovering and fixing the mechanics behind each and every injury.  She believes that it is important to continue to learn the newest and most up to date techniques. Heather’s philosophy revolves around getting patients recovered quickly and teaching them to sustain a healthy state.  Injuries can only be eliminated by addressing bio-mechanical causes and then aggressively treating the damage created from these issues.  When not in the clinic, Heather enjoys road/trail running, mountain biking, coaching for Revolution Running (she is the group’s in-house physio), and spending time in the mountains with her husband Ewen.  She regularly competes in races all over including the Pikes Peak Marathon. Heather was a college level swimmer and has even tested the waters with triathlon in her post-collegiate years as well.

 

 

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