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Treating a Sports Hernia

Athletic pubalgia is the technical term for the severe groin pain often called a sports hernia—although unlike a true hernia, no abdominal-cavity organs protrude where they should not. Because the cause of the pain is often missed or misidentified, an accurate diagnosis of athletic pubalgia is the first step in treating the condition and often […]

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Overuse Injuries in Youth Sports

I just read an article in the New York Times from April 5, 2011 citing guidelines on signs and symptoms of young athletes developing overuse injuries. The information can be found on www.journalof athletictraining.org by using search terms “pediatric overuse injuries”. It lists the signs of overuse injuries in youths.  With the year round commitments […]

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Team Sports: How Safe Are They?

The physical benefits of participating in sports are obvious in our increasingly obese society, but team sports also teach cooperation, responsibility to the team, mental preparedness and social development. What about the risk of injury? With the consequences of repeated concussions of football players as a hot topic in the news, it is reasonable to […]

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Lower Back Pain Prevention Tips on the Links

Golf is one of America’s all-time favorite sports, but it also can cause injury to the lower back and spine. Before you head out to the golf course, it’s important to note these key areas of prevention: 1. WARM-UP BEFORE PLAYING – Before you start golfing, start off with a thorough warm-up. Try some stretches […]

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The Latest Post-Exercise Recovery Drink: Got (Chocolate) Milk?

As a mountain biker, I have definitely noticed a big difference in my rehabilitation after rides when drinking two post-exercise recovery beverages commonly used by endurance athletes: Endurox and Accelerade. My first time being introduced to these exercise drinks was after a sprint Triathlon in Cape May. Afterwards, I really had little to no muscle […]

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4 Key Steps to Help You Avoid a Hamstring Tear

4 Key Steps to Help You Avoid a Hamstring Tear Football season is in full swing and I’ve been spending a good chunk of time on the field watching my kids play. As a Physical Therapist, this season also means it’s the time when I see an increase of patients with painful hamstring tears due […]

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Top tips to reduce low back and neck pain while driving

We discuss multiple tips to improve your comfort, reduce pain and stiffness while driving.  These tips should be helpful for anyone that suffers from low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, herniated discs, stenosis, degenerative disc, arthritis, and sciatica.  By applying these tips you will learn to move and feel better without the use of unnecessary pain […]

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Do I Need Surgery For My Rotator Cuff Tear?

Whether or not a patient requires surgery after being diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear is a common discussion at the clinic. Just like with most injuries, not all rotator cuff tears are created equal. Before the decision to go in for surgery is made, there are a few factors to be considered: size of […]

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Avoiding “SUMMER BACK”

While summer certainly has its perks, I often see patients during the warmer months with injuries related to what I like to call “Summer Back.” Common causes include: longer than usual drives, sleeping in a hotel or rental bed that isn’t yours, lifting heavy things like suitcases and beach equipment, or bending and twisting to […]

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How To SAFELY Begin a CrossFit Program

Click here to view my quick video on how to safely begin a CrossFit Program!  I recently joined CrossFit located at Gold’s gym in Paramus after feeling my own workout routine was becoming stale and boring. After I signed up, I was carefully guided through a series of movements that make up the core of the […]

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