Most of us know that stretching before engaging in any form of exercise is important. But how important is stretching to your daily routine?
Increase circulation Stretching increases blood flow to organs, muscles, and every part of your body, improving your health and well-being.
Prevent injury Stretching allows your body to get nutrients to your bones and muscles, which helps to prevent injuries.
Boost endurance Stretching helps to increase your stamina because it loosens up muscles throughout your entire body.
Increase energy Stretching increases energy because it increases blood circulation.
Reduce body aches Stretching helps to reduce body aches by getting nutrients to your muscles and relieve soreness.
Increase athletic performance Stretching Increases athletic performance Stretching improves athletic performance for so many reasons, including the fact that it gets nutrients to muscles and increases flexibility and range of motion.
Lift mood Stretching even helps to lift your spirits. If you find yourself a little on the glum side, take a few minutes to stand up and stretch out your muscles. Rankinpt.com #RankinPT ... See MoreSee Less
Please Share with all of your friends and neighbors! 😎🎈FREE HOT DOG🌭 from Noon - 2pm! $12.28 for 20# grill 🔥tanks from 8am - 6pm! 20% off selected items!🌿🎨 Great deals on heaters that are priced to sell quickly!☺️ ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations John Lawrence Talbert - You have won our pizza giveaway contest. We are going to have a large two topping pizza and a 2 liter of soda delivered to your house. Congratulations and thanks for playing! Also, thanks to everyone who participated in our giveaway. Rankin Physical Therapy ... See MoreSee Less
A Trail of Horrors at Buffalo Gap a 25 minute trek through a haunted forest. Oct. 19 / Oct. 26 / and Nov. 2 7pm to 11pm -- 3 Saturday's only. $10 adults, $5 ages 8 thru 17 --> Rent a cabin or campsite and free admission for your overnight party. --> Park and buy your entrance tickets at the lakeview dining hall -- a great gathering place for the whole family -- no matter what age. --> At the lakeview dining hall -- curated DJ playlists, Lost Mountain BBQ catering and sides for sale, hot and cold drinks, art for all -- kids and adults, s'mores, hot apple cider, pumpkin carving stations ($3 pumpkin) and more! --> more at www.BuffaloGapRetreat.com/trail-of-terror... See MoreSee Less
PIZZA GIVEAWAY!!! Rankin Physical Therapy is giving away a FREE large 2 topping pizza & 2 liter of soda this Friday night at 700pm! We will also have them delivered to your home if you live in the delivery area of any pizza shop! To win - you have to share this post on your page & like both of our Hagerstown Facebook pages (Rankin Physical Therapy - North Hagerstown and Rankin Physical Therapy - South Hagerstown). Remember, to win you have to complete both steps. Good luck and thanks for sharing this information about our 2 new locations. 🙂 (Winner chosen by woobox/random pick app). #RankinPT #Hagerstown #Pizza ... See MoreSee Less
Medieval times come to Hancock By Julie E. Greene firstname.lastname@example.org Published Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:30 PM EDT HANCOCK — Liam Hollinshead tried on the medieval gauntlets, testing his grip around a weapon. The 7-year-old removed the gauntlets so he could try on the arming doublet of Thomas Taylor, aka “Sir Geoffrey.” Later, Taylor helped Liam try on his cuirass, which included a leather-covered chestplate. Hancock Medieval Days, at Widmeyer Memorial Park, was very much an educational experience as living historians answered visitors’ questions about medieval times, equipment, politics and food. But it also could be a hands-on experience as visitors got to see firsthand how heavy a sword is or try on armor. When Taylor asked Liam if he wanted to try on the various layers and run about — those layers weigh about 85 pounds, Liam gave him an emphatic “no.” “I’d get way too hot, first of all,” the Warfordsburg, Pa., youth said. About 35 volunteers from five medieval living-history groups participated in the two-day event that wrapped up Sunday afternoon, said Taylor, who served as camp captain this year. Taylor was with the La Belle Compagnie group, an educational nonprofit group that holds presentations at universities, high schools and timeline shows to educate people about the Middle Ages. La Belle focuses on the period from 1337 to 1453 during the Hundred Years’ War. The groups at this weekend’s event spanned from Norse traders to the Irish mercenaries of about 1550, participants said. The groups focus on presettlement times because history goes further back than America’s founding fathers, said Bob Charrette, with La Belle. Taylor, who bought property in the Hancock area, was walking along the Western Maryland Rail Trail in his armor a few years ago to generate interest. In 2017, he got permission from the town for La Belle to set up by the rail trail. Last year, about 15 living historians set up in Joseph Hancock Park and drew a few hundreds visitors, he said. This year, they set up in Widmeyer and, again, drew hundreds of visitors. Most of those were on Saturday, when the event intentionally coincided with the Hancock Harvest Festival. It takes a while to grow an event, Taylor said. He hopes more medieval living-history groups will join them next September. Liam was really enjoying himself, and hoping to stick around for a few more hours, said his mother, Vonda Hollinshead. Mikey Latgis, 9, of Short Gap, W.Va., got to handle squire duties for Taylor for a bit. He helped thread closed Taylor’s arming doublet. Then, he helped Taylor put on one of his sabatons. The metal sabaton protects a foot from downward strikes with sharp implements, Taylor said. The weapon slides off either side. Mikey’s mother, Mallery, said she used to participate in La Belle activities about 10 years ago. Now a mother of four, she said she is looking to get involved again. Mikey and her daughter, Annie, 6, also are interested in the group. “They love history,” she said. ... See MoreSee Less
If you are a athlete or active person and have injured your knee, Rankin Physical Therapy has Physical Therapists on staff that specialize in Sport Medicine that can get you get back in the game! Call us today!!! Martinsburg 304.267.0866 Inwood 304.229.1010 Hedgesville 304.754.6000 Berkeley Springs 304.258.1300 Spring Mills 304.274.0123 Shepherdstown 304.876.1000 North Hagerstown 301.790.9999 South Hagerstown 301.790.0202 #RankinPT ... See MoreSee Less
While I will agree speed limit needs to be enforced the town really is congested and I've had people many times just run right out in front of me without a moment's notice even with all the pedestrian walks and lights there's still problems
More speed enforcement needed! Especially around the Potomac bridge (35 mph)
County agrees to take over Hancock building permits and inspections By Editor | September 18, 2019 | 0 by Geoff Fox County officials approved a memorandum of understanding last week with the Town of H...
If you are a athlete or active person and have been injured, Rankin Physical Therapy has Physical Therapists on staff that specialize in Sport Medicine that can get you get back in the game! Call us today!!! Hagerstown 301.790.9900 Martinsburg 304.267.0866 Inwood 304.229.1010 Hedgesville 304.754.6000 Berkeley Springs 304.258.1300 Spring Mills 304.274.0123 Shepherdstown 304.876.1000 #RankinPT ... See MoreSee Less
Pick the winner and correct score of today’s football game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Virginia Cavaliers and win a free 3 month fitness membership from Rankin Physical Therapy & Fitness (can be used at any of our fitness locations Inwood, Berkeley Springs, or Hedgesville). GAME TIME: 7:30pm. #RankinPT ... See MoreSee Less
Tentative national settlement with Oxycontin-maker Purdue Pharma is reached
By Brad McElhinny in News September 11, 2019 at 4:59PM CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Purdue Pharma, producer of the painkiller Oxycontin, has a tentative settlement over its role in the opioid addiction crisis that has ravaged communities across the country, including many in West Virginia.
Rusty Webb The tentative settlement would be with 22 state attorneys general and more than 2,000 cities and counties that sued the company.
“West Virginia’s cities and counties would take part in that,” said Rusty Webb, a Charleston attorney who represents the largest cities in West Virginia, about 25 more medium and small cities, plus a few counties.
Charleston lawyer Anthony Majestro, whose firm has partnered with five others to represent over 600 cities and counties across the country — including several in West Virginia — says he is recommending acceptance to those clients.
Anthony Majestro “The sooner we can get this money into the hands of those who can treat the people affected by the crisis, the quicker our communities will heal,” Majestro said. “The intent of these funds is to put the money into treatment programs.”
If the deal is approved by all parties, it would be the first comprehensive settlement in ongoing legal efforts to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic.
“We recognize a lot of work needs to be done, but we feel good progress has and will continue to be made,” Majestro said.
Purdue Pharma has pointed toward Chapter 11 bankruptcy one way or another. Reaching an agreement prior to bankruptcy could expedite payment to the drug-ravaged communities, while also providing more certainty.
As The New York Times reported, the settlement involves the dissolution of Purdue Pharma. A new company would be formed to sell OxyContin, its opioid-based pain medication. The proceeds from the new company would go to a public beneficiary company that would pay the plaintiffs.
The Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma, would give up control of the company and pay $3 billion in cash over seven years.
All told, the deal would be worth $10 billion to $12 billion, media outlets were reporting.
The settlement does not include a statement of wrongdoing, media outlets reported.
Lawyers representing cities, counties and other groups were participating in a consolidated federal lawsuit. The lawyers were represented by an executive committee.
One of the lawyers on the executive committee is Paul T. Farrell Jr. of Huntington, who represents the Cabell County Commission and the City of Huntington.
Farrell, along with other lawyers on the executive committee, said they would recommend the cities and counties “move forward in support of the current proposal, subject to satisfactory documentation of the essential terms and final documents,” according to The Washington Post.
“We feel good progress has and will continue to be made.”
Some states were objecting that the Sacklers were not putting forward enough of their personal wealth.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced in March a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family.
The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office did not immediately provide a reaction to the proposed settlement.
In March, Morrisey said, ““Enough is enough. The opioid epidemic knows no boundaries but our state will not go down quietly.” ... See MoreSee Less
hi i was wondering if anyone knows what happened to Terry she had Fuzzy Bear Station ,she made teddy bears ,i look for her every year at apple butter festival she used to be there ,does anyone know how i can get intouch with her its been about 8 yrs or more since i have seen her there thank you ... See MoreSee Less
Pick the winner and correct score of today’s college football game: WVU vs Missouri and win a free 3 month fitness membership from Rankin Physical Therapy & Fitness (can be used at any of our fitness locations Inwood, Berkeley Springs, or Hedgesville). GAME TIME: 12pm. #RankinPT #collegefootball ... See MoreSee Less
Pick the winner and correct score of today’s college football game: Oregon vs. Auburn and win a free 3 month fitness membership from Rankin Physical Therapy & Fitness (can be used at any of our fitness locations Inwood, Berkeley Springs, or Hedgesville). GAME TIME: 7:30pm #RankinPT #collegefootball ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for the crappy at best patch work job the State did filling some of the pot holes on my road. I think the road is bumpier now then it was before the pot holes were filled. Who's so special up on Fairview they get the road completely repaved? Trump if you cant get the basic things done such as pot holes getting filled or crosswalks getting painted why should people send you to the State House?
He’s too busy playing Senator and forgets (for months) about the folks who are PAYING him to represent them. Screw this guy.
1 08/30/19 7:00PM H - PETERSBURG 2 09/06/19 7:00PM A - KEYSER 3 09/13/19 7:00PM H - HANCOCK, MD H.S. 4 09/20/19 7:00PM A - FRANKFORT 5 09/27/19 OPEN 6 10/04/19 7:00PM A - MOOREFIELD 7 10/11/19 7:00PM H - BRUNSWICK, MD 8 10/18/19 7:00PM H - HAMPSHIRE 9 10/25/19 7:00PM A - EAST FAIRMONT 10 11/01/19 7:00PM H - CLEAR SPRING, MD 11 11/08/19 7:00PM A - PENDLETON CO ... See MoreSee Less
This is Jim Thorpe. Look closely at the photo, you can see that he's wearing different socks and shoes. This wasn't a fashion statement. It was the 1912 Olympics, and Jim, an American Indian from Oklahoma represented the U.S. in track and field. On the morning of his competitions, his shoes were stolen. Luckily, Jim ended up finding two shoes in a garbage can. That's the pair that he's wearing in the photo. But one of the shoes was too big, so he had to wear an extra sock. Wearing these shoes, Jim won two gold medals that day. This is a perfect reminder that you don't have to resign to the excuses that have held you back. So what if life hasn't been fair? What are you going to do about it today? Whatever you woke up with this morning; stolen shoes, ill health, failed relationships, don't let it stop you from running your race. You can experience more in life if you'll get over the excuses and get on with living. You can have reasons or you can have results and you can't have both. ... See MoreSee Less