Kirkland Chamber of Commerce: 425 822-7066

Ski Season – Prepare Yourself for the Slopes

Sean O’Kelley, DPT, ASTYM cert.

Sean O’Kelley, DPT, ASTYM cert.

Physical Therapist at Sports Physical Therapy, Houghton

Who is getting excited for ski season? Winter is approaching us quickly. So how are you preparing yourself for the slopes?

Here are some good exercises from Sean to help get you ready for the powder.

  • Band Walks
  • Back Extensions & Dumbbell Rows
  • Weighted Box Squat
  • Overhead Medicine Ball Throws
  • Lateral Box Jumps

For more info on prepping for ski season, check out the following article.

Or talk to Sean at Sports Physical Therapy at 425-823-1389

Business Tips

Lori L. Morefield-Berg

Lori L. Morefield-Berg

Consultant/Representative at Automated Office Systems

Lori is a Consultant providing career transition expertise at Automated Office Systems.

Job Search Packages include insight into the current job climate and an Advanced Search Plan for acquiring a targeted career position through one-on-one sessions and custom assignments. Personal Re-Branding is accomplished through an updated LinkedIn Summary (keywords & algorithm), a Resume Re-focus, and improved Interviewing Techniques. Most re-branded clients are found by recruiters within 1 week, and have several jobs pending within 4 weeks.

In a competitive job market this hands-on assistance in setting a new, clear, and concise Career Target is much more effective than HOPING that an employer will see something they like when they look at a generic resume.

Real Estate

Marie Abbruzza

Marie Abbruzza

Senior Residential Advisor

Q: In today’s difficult real estate market, what advice can you offer someone who is looking to purchase a property in the Seattle metro area?

A: In today’s real estate market it’s a big advantage to go beyond getting a pre-approval letter. Get a “credit” approval to make your offer stronger in a multiple offer situation. Then get credit approved for more than the list price…in case multiple offers drive the price higher than the list price. And finally, get a pre-inspection. It is not advisable to buy without an inspection anyhow. But this speeds up the process.

Phone 425.466.3784 for more information or check out her Realogics | Sotherby’s page.

Health Tips

Dustin Blevins, PT, DPT, CSCS

Dustin Blevins, PT, DPT, CSCS

Clinic Director, SPT - Sports Physical Therapy Kirkland

Fall Sports Injury-Prevention 101 

Whether your son is starting up two-a-days at football practice or you are in the middle of training for your first ‘Couch to 5K’ race, these tips will reduce stress and tension that may occur during your workouts, assist with proper posture and improve overall performance in your sport of choice.

  • Flexibility –Improved flexibility enhances performance in aerobic training and muscular conditioning as well as in any sport. Dynamic stretching is recommended 4-7 days a week.
  • Strength – Strength training enhances bone health and muscle mass. Bonus: Building strength also boosts energy levels and improves your mood.
  • Balance – Strong hips, ankles and glute muscles are also critical to good balance. Individuals with weak core muscles are more prone to falls, decreased mobility in the spine and lower back injuries.

Have a question on injury? Call SPT – Kirkland at 425-823-1389 or join us for our Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic available free to athletes and families starting September 10 – October 29, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at our clinic conveniently located in Houghton Village.