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Performance-Saving Care for Musicians

therapy for musiciansThe Good Shepherd Physical Therapy-Bethlehem/Performing Arts Rehabilitation Center (GSPT-Bethlehem/PARC) is well known for its physical therapy work with dancers, but musicians are finding our specialized services to be performance-saving care.

Safety Tips for Cheerleaders: Tots to Teens

cheerleading injuriesMore than just cheering on a football team under the Friday night lights, cheerleading has become a highly competitive sport with routines that include increasingly difficult and dangerous stunts.

During the last decade, the popularity of competitive cheerleading increased dramatically thanks to ESPN-broadcast competitions and popular movies, like the 2000 film Bring It On

Specialized Therapy for Performing Artists

By trade, dancers, musicians and other performing artists are often passionate and exceedingly dedicated to their craft. Therefore, much like athletes, professional and recreational artists have grueling practice schedules and incur repetitive and other injuries. But unlike athletes, performing artists have not had a dedicated rehabilitation team who understand and cater to their unique needs.

Protect Your Back While Shoveling Snow

It’s cold outside and the snow is starting to pile up. You’ve strapped on your boots, wrapped your scarf tight and pulled on your gloves. You’ve dusted off that snow shovel, and you are ready to tackle the snowy sidewalks.

But beware – snow shoveling is the number one cause of back pain during the winter months. Luckily there are a few basic things you can do to prevent spending your days on the couch with an aching back.

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