Iliotibial band syndrome is a common running injury

By Jeff Albertson Maybe it’s the weather. Maybe it’s the upcoming marathon weekend. Whatever the reason, I am inspired to address another common running injury, iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS), also known as runner’s knee. ITBS is a common springtime injury to present to the physical therapy clinic as folks get outside. It affects backpackers, cyclists,… Read More »

May is Tickborne Disease Awareness Month

May is Tickborne Disease Awareness Month

We’ve all been there…sitting out on the porch swing relaxing, petting the dog, taking in the sunset, and then all of a sudden, AAAAAAAHHHHHH! A tick. May in Vermont is Tickborne Disease Awareness Month, and those little critters are everywhere. Experts say that this year’s tick population is particularly bountiful due to the warm temperatures… Read More »

Vermont State Parks 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge has begun

It’s time to get out there and get your park on; the 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge started April 1. The challenge is a statewide outdoor scavenger hunt where participants earn points by completing outdoor activities. Completing the tasks earns Vermonters free entry to Vermont State Parks for this year and all of next. Participants… Read More »

Keep Moving. . . Don’t get tripped up by Plantar Fasciitis!

by Jeff Albertson Welcome to the inaugural editorial of the new series focused on Injury Prevention and Education – provided by VASTA Performance Training and Physical Therapy. As a sports physical therapist and overall health enthusiast, I’m very excited to kick off our regular editorial focused on keeping our community moving! I feel so lucky… Read More »

Staycation in Shelburne

Staycation in Shelburne

These Shelburne business owners are offering a Staycation Passport, available for spring break (or beyond) for those who aren’t leaving town, but need to get away. The Passport includes a five-class card from Yoga Roots, a 1 hour Thai or table massage from Kristin Borquist, a one-hour Eminence facial from Rachel Ahari of the be.Skin… Read More »

New study analyzes eye movement in children with autism spectrum disorder

New study analyzes eye movement in children with autism spectrum disorder

When people want to connect during an emotional conversation, they usually look each other in the eye. Recent research by Tiffany Hutchins, Charlotte resident and assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont, used eye-tracking technology to study children with autism spectrum disorder,… Read More »

Dragonheart Vermont takes on the world at championship competition

Dragonheart Vermont takes on the world at championship competition

Three Shelburne residents are in Welland, Ontario, getting ready to compete in the International Dragon Boat Federation World Championship. Kim Dittus, Linda Retchin and Tag Carpenter are three of the sixteen members of Dragonheart Vermont who will be representing the United States against teams from 25 other countries. Breast cancer survivor Dittus is an oncologist… Read More »