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Archive for May, 2013

Getting Ready for the Pittsburgh Marathon With 3-D Stretches

Did you know that our bodies typically move in three planes of motion?

Earlier this year, Ron DeAngelo, ATC, explained the importance of three-dimensional movement to a group of runners at a UPMC Sports Medicine free seminar for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. Before running, DeAngelo stresses warming up with 3-dimensional stretches to lengthen the tissue and get into proper running condition. Similar to active stretching, 3-D stretching is done in three planes of motion. (more…)

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Shooting Free Throws for a Cause: Pitt Panthers, UPMC Centers for Rehab Services Team Up

The University of Pittsburgh Men’s Basketball team made 445 free-throw attempts in the 2012-2013 season. That made the difference in some of their games. That will make a difference in the lives of families with a member who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or what is commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a debilitating neurological disorder that affects the nerve cells in both the brain and spinal cord.

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