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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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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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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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