Kristin S. Peters, MS, PT, CHT

Kristin attended Duke University earning her Master’s of Physical Therapy. While her experience is diverse, her focus has been on manual therapies (hands-on treatment). As the Upper Extremity has always been of particular interest, Kristin prepared for and passed a national examination to specialize in Hand Therapy as a PT. She has also been certified in treatment involving dry needling. At TOG, Kristin treats clients with upper extremity complaints as well as of the neck, back and lower extremities.

Kristin enjoys spending time with her family and dog, hiking, gardening and knitting.

Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College
  • Master of Physical Therapy, Duke University

Additional Certifications

  • Hand Therapy
  • Dry Needling

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Part 3: How to Garden Despite Aches and Pains – Planting and Tending 

Discerning the type of garden that best suits your space and abilities was addressed in Part 1:   “Preparation” by considering planting size, height and placement.  Choosing the appropriate tools will largely facilitate the ease in which a garden can be planted and maintained. This was discussed in Part 2 “Tools for the Trade”. There are still a few more hacks to be considered to actually plant and care for the garden while protecting your body.

Part 2: How to Garden Despite Aches and Pains – Tools of the Trade 

As with any project, to be safe and efficient the correct tool should be used for the job. Tools should always be kept clean and in good repair. When buying a new garden tool you need to consider cost and construction, balance, weight, grip and adaptability to your own body.

Part 1: How to Garden Despite Aches and Pains – Preparation 

For those who garden, a plot of plants is more than a pleasing decoration or mere food supply. It provides exercise, therapy, nature, healthfulness, creativity, peace, spirituality and more. As we age or cope with disability, these benefits can become even more treasured. The “bad back”, the “bum knee” and the “stiff hands” test our temper and stamina. But with planning, patience and some creative modifications, we can still enjoy the garden!

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