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Work Hard, Play Hard, but don't forget to LIVE WELL!

"Work Hard, Play Hard, Live Well!" has always been our motto. We know the importance of training hard and people often talk about their injuries resulting from over-training, but what we have noticed over the decades is that we put so much into our work and play that we neglect the recovery portion of our plan. Recovery is of utmost importance to reduce injury risk and to keep you living well. To learn the definitive techniques to maximize your training sessions, check out the expert advice from Dr. John Rusin by clicking here. He is an internationally recognized coach, physical therapist, speaker, and sports performance expert. Dr. John has coached some of the world’s most elite athletes, i

Alaska: The Natural Playground

Play is an integral part of life. From the time we are born to the time we grow old, there is a desire to explore and develop an understanding of the world around us. As a state, Alaska offers a unique opportunity to play on a regular basis, even into the later years. As a physical therapist, I encourage nearly all my patients to get outside and play, provided pain and symptoms are not present. This “play” can take many forms, whether it’s hiking a mountain, biking, walking or running to work, cross country skiing to dinner, or fishing for tomorrow’s lunch. Play encourages us get active, move around, and use the muscles given to us. As a child, play may take the form of manipulating small ob