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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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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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Stress-Related Headaches

Treat Stress-Related Headaches with Physical Therapy. Find Out How it Works.

June 8th, 2020

There is nothing worse than that feeling of having your head in a clamp. Whether the pain starts in your neck, the back of your head or front and center behind your eyes, stress headaches can derail your entire day. While reducing your stress level can often reduce your stress-related headaches, getting rid of the

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Physical Therapy

How Important is Physical Therapy Before and After Surgery?

May 18th, 2020

It’s a wise idea to work with a physical therapist both before and after surgery. Working with a physical therapist prior to your operation — sometimes referred to as “prehab” — can help you to prepare emotionally and physically for the surgery. And when the operation is done, physical therapy can help to ensure a

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Preventative Rehabilitation

Preventative Rehabilitation: The Many Benefits of Pre-hab

April 20th, 2020

Do you have a surgery planned in the near future? Is your job or sport physically demanding, putting you at risk of sustaining an injury? Are your muscles and joints simply not what they used to be, becoming frail and weak? If so, preventative rehabilitation, or “pre-hab,” may greatly benefit you. Pre-hab helps in conditioning

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Abdominal training

Core training vs. abdominal training- What’s the difference?

April 13th, 2020

“Core training” and “ab training” are often used interchangeably to describe exercises that target the midsection of the body. However, it is a misconception to think that core training is the same thing as abdominal training. In this post, I’ll explain the differences between the two. Let’s start with an anatomy lesson. The abdomen, better

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