Health Blog

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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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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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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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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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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