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3 Most Common Causes of Knee Pain

September 14th, 2020

Here is some information from a Knee Pain Workshop that I hosted last month.  For those of you dealing with knee pain, this may help shed some light on what your diagnosis may be. The 3 Most Common Diagnoses of Knee Pain 1.  Osteoarthritis – OA refers to the joint surface of the knee and what happens when

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How to Fend Off Overtraining

August 26th, 2020

Our topic for today is overtraining. A phenomenon that even I, a strength athlete and physical therapist, have experienced firsthand. Overtraining is an umbrella term that describes a variety of potential symptoms. However, each are the result of doing too much and overtaxing the body. In my case, I had forearm splints. A quick aside

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Compound vs. Isolation Exercises

August 21st, 2020

For those who do not know, compound exercises target multiple major muscle groups and require movement at multiple joints at the same time. Take the squat for example. This movement involves the glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps as prime movers in addition to the work of the core for stabilization. Movement occurs at the ankle, knee,

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Thoracic Mobility

Thoracic Mobility: The Link in Neck, Shoulder, and Low Back Pain

August 13th, 2020

Learn the common causes of low back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. The link between all three areas of the body is revealed in this summary of how the spine moves.

So, I Got These Orthotics…Now What?

July 16th, 2020

If you’re a runner, have ever been fitted for athletic shoes, or have ever had any pain from your low back down to your feet, chances are that, in your personal investigation or in conversations with health care professionals, you have come across orthotics. There are tons of different choices for orthotics out there to

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Physical Activity

Return to Physical Activity After Time Away (Or Quarantined!)

July 2nd, 2020

For the physically active, the COVID-19 quarantine has thrown a substantial roadblock to training, achieving goals, and staying active and moving. Many of us have had our activity levels plummet, seeing an overall increase in inactivity and sedentary lifestyles. As gyms and workout facilities begin to reopen, many of us are eager to return and

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Considerations for Coming Out of Quarantine

June 23rd, 2020

As a sports medicine professional, a mom, and an active adult who had her workout routine ruined by the shut down, I am anxious to see what the landscape of sports, fitness, and injuries look like in the coming months.  New Jersey has entered Phase 2 of the reopening plan, including the start of non-contact sports participation on June 22. Fitness centers/Gyms

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Opioids

Say No to Opioids! 3 Ways Physical Therapy Can Naturally Relieve Pain

June 22nd, 2020

Physical Therapy: The Natural Alternative to Drugs Does the prospect of taking painkilling drugs for the rest of your life fill you with concern? If it doesn’t, then it should — especially if the drugs in question are opioids. Many chronic pain sufferers who can’t get the relief they need from NSAIDs or steroids feel

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