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Pelham - Windham News 10 - April 8, 2011

ENHANCE YOUR SMILE! Dental Care Dedicated to Comfort and Quality for the Whole Family

Cosmetic and esthetic dentistry Dentures, partial dentures, crowns, bridges, veneers, bonding, implants

State of the art new dental practice

New Patients Always Welcome!

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Salem, NH 03079 32 Stiles Road, Suite 208 31 Lowell Road, Windham •

Exceptional Dental Care Since 1985

Cosmetic Treatment - Crowns, Veneers, White Fillings, High Technology Dentistry including Laser, Digital X-rays, Personalized Whitening, Implants, Dentures and Partials Orthodontics, Mouthguards

Anne B. Filler, DMD, FAGD Cosmetic & General Dentistry 603-898-2072

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by Steve Lisowe, PT, Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network Physical Therapists treat a wide range of injuries in the clinic setting and in the workplace. These injuries can be the result of a traumatic incident such as a fall, or they can be the result of overuse of certain muscle-tendon groups in the body. The latter is what is commonly referred to as a repetitive strain injury, and with the appropriate interventions, it can often be prevented. Ergonomics is a method that can be used to minimize injuries. Ergonomics involves studying the physical aspects of work as well as our interaction with the work. In practical terms, most people think of ergonomics as setting up a computer workstation for better posture or redesigning a job so less lifting occurs. They might also think of safety videos on how to lift properly and how to stretch during work. These are all common real- life applications, but let’s take a closer look at what ergonomics is really all about.

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In order for the body to move purposefully, there must be a muscle contraction that occurs. Is there a limit to the number of contractions a muscle can perform in a minute, an hour, or a workday? Does a muscle work as well when it is fully contracted or overly stretched out? Should we care about what position our joints are in when the muscle contraction occurs? The answer to all of these questions is yes! These form some of the basic foundations upon which the principles of ergonomics are applied. Much like our entire body fatigues

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22 years of private practice limited to Orthodontics

Dr. James L. Pelletier, DDS Past President Tufts Association of Orthodontists

Member of: American Dental Association • American Association of Orthodontics Massachusetts Dental Association • Merrimack Valley Dental Association Lowell District Dental Society

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Ergonomics: Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference

at the end of a stressful workday, individual muscle groups fatigue as well. The muscles of the forearm, for example, work almost constantly in an office worker doing computer work. Overworked muscles develop mictrotrauma, and eventually pain follows. In order to give muscles a break, try to rotate typing intensive duties with other tasks in the workday. Gentle stretching exercises such as rotating the wrists and forearms or gently bending the wrist forward or backward for 10 seconds twice per hour can be helpful. If you are experiencing symptoms, you should realize that the body is not keeping up with the task at hand. Muscles also generally work better and are less susceptible to fatigue if they work in a neutral position, meaning not overly bent or stretched. When we carry objects, we hold them about at our waist level, rather than up at our shoulders with our elbows and biceps fully flexed. Working on the keyboard, wrists are generally kept straight with the keyboard risers disengaged to avoid overextending the wrists (and the wrist extensor muscles). Furthermore, when we lift objects from the floor, it is generally best to try to keep the back straight. This places the least amount of stress on the discs of our back, which is important because the discs help maintain the space between the bones of our spine for our nerves to pass. These ergonomic principles, work:rest ratio and

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body positioning, can be applied anytime something needs to be performed repetitively or moved forcefully. Ergonomics is not just for the workplace, either. The next time you’re ironing, peeling potatoes, or lugging rummage sale items out of your basement, think about rest breaks, stretch breaks, and proper body positioning to avoid injury. For more information about ergonomics, call the NRH Outpatient Clinic in Windham at 29 Indian Rock Road at 432-9662.

Bringing the Best in Orthodontics to Windham

A perfect smile is something all people naturally wish for. Finding the perfect orthodontist is the first step for people to take to make that a reality. At Pelletier Orthodontics, amazing results can be found and an experienced and talented orthodontist most importantly is what is to be found there. Dr. James

Braces for adults & children Invisalign and Invisalign Teen Clear, tooth colored & gold braces Childhood interceptive program that can reduce the need for braces Appointments seen promptly

Competitive rates

Most insurance accepted & filed Family discounts

All major credit cards accepted Flexible payment plans Friendly staff

Smile! Custom Orthodontic Care Made Easy

603-952-4848 46 Lowell Road, Windham, NH

978-957-7170 1533 Lakeview Ave, Dracut, MA

Pelletier is a very friendly and comforting orthodontist with over 22 years of experience. He is a graduate of Georgetown Dental School, where he was class valedictorian, and received his orthodontic training at Tufts University in Boston. “My own experience with an orthodontist as

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a child really amazed me and stuck with me growing up. Even today, I’m still amazed that things that appear impossible to correct actually can be,” Pelletier said. Dr. Pelletier offers two convenient locations—the Windham location is at 46 Lowell Road in Windham and the second and original practice is at 1533 Lakeview Avenue in Dracut, MA. Dr. Pelletier only uses state- of-the-art equipment and features state-of- the-art services, which include interceptive orthodontics for young children to prevent future complicated orthodontic problems, braces for children and adults, Invisalign Teen, and Invisalign for adults. Since opening up his own practice in 1991,

Dr. Pelletier has made a great name for himself and his devoted staff. Many local dentists not only refer their patients to Dr. Pelletier, but have had their own children treated by him as well. Over the years he has built a large clientele that trust and admire his work not only through the referrals of the dental community, but also past patients and their parents who have been happy with his services. Pelletier Orthodontics features a staff that is

gracious, experienced, and treats every patient in a professional, comfortable, and caring manner. Pelletier Orthodontics’ services can also fit

anyone’s budget with very reasonable fees. They offer flexible payment plans, including a no-down-payment option, a prepayment, and family discount. The office also accepts most orthodontic insurance plans. Looking for that perfect smile is worthwhile

and Dr. Pelletier is here to help. With two convenient locations and excellent, affordable service, why choose anyone else?

Our Windham location is conveniently situated on Lowell Rd.

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