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Locks of Love Charity Donation

Over the last two years, I decided to grow my hair out to donate to the Locks of Love Organization. Locks of Love is an organization that is devoted to helping every child suffering from medical hair loss. Most recipients are financially disadvantaged children, ages 21 and under, who suffer from long-term medical hair loss from a variety of causes. Many children who suffer from hair loss develop a low self-esteem in which keeps them from participating in normal childhood activities. Unlike adults, children are unable to use most wigs sold by retailers because they are either made to fit adults or are much too big for children to wear. In honor, Farmingdale Physical Therapy West will donate the August donations form “Casual Fridays For A Cause” to the Locks of Love Organization. If you are looking to donate your hair to locks of love, you must follow these guidelines… Guidelines For Acceptable Donations Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable. Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid. Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable. If unsure, ask your stylist. We are not able to accept bleached hair due to a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process. **If the hair was bleached years ago and has completely grown out it is fine to donate. Hair that is swept off of the floor is not usable because it is not bundled in a ponytail or braid. Hair that is shaved off and not in a ponytail or braid is not usable....


Stretching works to increase a person’s flexibility and range of motion. These abilities, acquired by frequent stretching, can enhance performance in physical activities and can potentially prevent injuries that would have otherwise occurred due to physical activity. Blood flow is increased to muscles as a result of stretching, which allows for the muscles to perform more efficiently. There are certain things that need to be kept in mind while stretching in order to prevent injury due to stretching. Be sure to utilize smooth movements while completing each stretch -bouncing can harm the muscle. Breathe during each stretch as you hold it for at least 30 seconds. There is likely to be tension when you stretch, but there should NEVER be pain. If there is pain, back off or stop altogether. Complete stretches specific to your needs. Athletes should perform stretches specific to their sport. Stretch regularly. Infrequent stretching will not provide desired results and will not improve flexibility  and range of motion. Incorporate movement into your stretching. For example, yoga can be an extremely effective form of stretching. It is important to keep in mind that stretching does not entirely eliminate the possibility of getting injured while performing activities. Also, stretching has potential to cause harm if you are already injured. Stretching a compromised area could only exacerbate the injury. Chronic injuries and other may mean you need to modify stretches and cater them to your specific needs. A doctor or physical therapist can provide a person with more information pertaining to proper stretching techniques and advice on how ofter to stretch and what areas to focus on. Sources:...