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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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Ryan's Running Series

Ryan’s Running Series: Cadence

June 15th, 2020

Running mechanics can be broken down into infinitesimal levels and require athletes to generate a deep connection with their bodies in order to make changes. These changes often only occur as a result of months of training and re-evaluation, but they can bring great benefit. Luckily, there are some simple changes you can make that

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Ryan's Running Series

Ryan’s Running Series: Mirror

June 18th, 2020

Be it shin splints, patella-femoral syndrome, IT band syndrome, or hip tendonitis, most running injuries share a common mechanical breakdown. Most of us can recognize it in ourselves, particularly as we get tired. The hips begin to droop to one side and the knee collapses inward. In the PT world, we call this a “valgus

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Ryan’s Running Series: Variability

June 23rd, 2020

So often I see runners make mistakes that athletes in other sports easily avoid. One of the most common ones is implementing variability into their training – or lack thereof! It’s fairly common knowledge that we shouldn’t go to the gym and spend all week just lifting for the arms; you’d break down, not give

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Stretching

Foam Rolling vs Stretching: What’s the Difference?

May 20th, 2020

Flexibility is a crucial role in daily function and athletic performance, but what’s the best way to improve flexibility? Or a better question – is there a best way to improve flexibility? Between foam rolling, static stretching, and dynamic stretching, there are a multitude of different techniques and approaches to improving flexibility. Understanding the benefits

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Movement Challenge 3: Crawling and How to Improve

May 13th, 2020

This week we are challenging your entire body with a movement that you may have not done since you were a baby. To watch click video below. So why is it important to be able to do this movement? If you can crawl forward and backward for 30 feet keeping your back flat, it tells

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Movement Challenge 2: The Push-Up and How to Improve

May 13th, 2020

I hope you liked last week’s movement challenge. I know I did and I am working on my score. Now onto the second challenge. I had to bring in a guest to demo this one! PUSH UPS!!!! Watch this video where I explain how to do a proper push up and take the test. Ok, so why

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