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Physical Therapists Can Help Relieve Concussion Symptoms

Physical Therapists Can Help Relieve Concussion Symptoms

Not a week goes by when we don’t hear news reports of an athlete suffering a serious concussion. This past Sunday it happened to no fewer than three well-known NFL quarterbacks — Jay Cutler, Alex Smith and Michael Vick. But concussions aren’t limited to America’s playing fields. They can happen as a result of a car accident, a fall or any number of reasons.

Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Erie County Legislators Lynne Dixon, Joseph Lorigo, John Mills and Edward Rath, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension – Erie County, are pleased to announce that two informational meetings to highlight the many exciting programs available through 4-H will be held in November. With an extensive list of opportunities available to youths, ages 5-19, the informational meetings will discuss what programs are offered and how to get involved.

Bruce Smith to Sign Autographs at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Bruce Smith to Sign Autographs at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame defensive end Bruce Smith will take part in an autograph signing event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

The first overall pick in the 1985 NFL Draft, the Virginia Tech standout went on to lead Buffalo to four consecutive AFC Championships. An 11-time Pro Bowl selection, Smith holds the NFL record for quarterback sacks and was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009, his first year of eligibility.

Middle School Fitness Center Opens to Public

Middle School Fitness Center Opens to Public

East Aurora Schools is pleased to the opening of a new student fitness center at Middle School. transformed from a previous wrestling room during the summer months into a fitness facility with climate control.  The district acquired a number of machines through an agreement with the Town of Aurora, and Middle School students have begun to use the center this fall as a regular part of the physical education curriculum.  

In addition, the new fitness center will be available for community use, beginning the week of November 12, Equipment includes five cycles, a stair climber, three ellipticals, two treadmills, a rowing machine, a hi/lo pulley system, super leg press, leg curl, leg extension, an incline press, a shoulder press, a pec/delt seat, a lateral pull-down and a Gravitron (chin-ups, pull-ups, dips), as well as several free weight benches and a wide variety of free weights.  

Ellicottville Chalet Makes ‘Ski Country’ the Perfect Year-round Getaway

Ellicottville Chalet Makes ‘Ski Country’ the Perfect Year-round Getaway

In just a few shorts weeks, thousands of avid skiers, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts will make their annual pilgrimage to the quaint Village of Ellicottville in Western New York’s southern tier for some excitement on the slopes. And for those not interested in conquering the hills, the shopping, restaurants and nightlife aren’t too bad either!

But Ellicottville isn’t completely about the snow season. In fact, there are some fantastic sights and sites to be enjoyed year-round, especially during the cool and crisp autumn months. From incredibly colorful fall foliage to a variety of roadside stands selling produce, pumpkins and other seasonal favorites, Ellicottville is a treat 365 days a year!

Halloween Party Hosted by the Buffalo Bills

Halloween Party Hosted by the Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills will be hosting a Halloween party for children on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Healthy Zone Fieldhouse. The party starts at 6:00 p.m. and goes until 8:00 p.m. Children under the age of 14 get in for free while adults and guests can purchase tickets for $10 each.

October is National Physical Therapy Month. So, What is PT?

October is National Physical Therapy Month. So, What is PT?

Like so many other causes and professions, physical therapy has its own month to be recognized, and that month happens to be October. But what is physical therapy, and what can you expect when you enter a physical therapy office?

Jeff Kirchmyer, co-owner of ProActive Sports Rehab in Orchard Park and Hamburg along with fellow physical therapist Anthony Goode, offers the following explanation.