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Getting Frank Back in Full Swing

While golfing in 2013, Frank — a 57-year-old father of three — exacerbated a rotator cuff injury. The tear was so severe that he had to have surgery on his right arm. Eight weeks later, he started physical therapy at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Murrysville location.

“I progressed very well under the guidance of my physical therapist, Christin. I asked her to push me and she did,” said Frank.
Christin, PT, faculty director at CRS Murrysville, had Frank perform exercises that would enable him to get back to his active lifestyle. After many weeks of therapy, Frank was literally back in full swing —playing golf, directing his church choir, playing the keyboard and guitar in his church band, and shooting hoops.

Read Frank’s full story of recovery with UPMC Centers for Rehab Services.

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Running Tips from the Experts at UPMC Sports Medicine 

During the warm summer months, people are going outside and logging more and more miles. Whether you’re preparing for a race or running to stay in shape, it’s important to train properly.

UPMC Sports Medicine provides essential exercise information that can help improve running skills. One of the key essentials to a running work-out is have a dynamic warm-up to help make the most of each mile. Varying carbohydrate choices and avoiding overtraining are some other essential tips to a successful run. UPMC Sports Medicine also provides additional nutrition tips for athletes to reach peak performance.

Visit HealthBeat for other tips to benefit your run.

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