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Author Archives: Tom Willemann

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Kicking the Pain of Plantar Fasciitis

Your foot pain has been diagnosed as plantar fasciitis, and you have been told that stretching will help relieve it. What kinds of stretches should you do?    We have a good knowledge of how to successfully treat plantar fasciitis because it is so common—about 2 million Americans are treated for it every year. Plantar […]

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Can lifting weights improve bone density at your hips?

A study in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (Kerr, D., Ackland, T., Maslen, B., Morton, A., & Prince, R. (1 January 2001) titled Resistance Training over 2 years increases bone mass in calcium-replete postmenopausal women reported the results for 126 postmenopausal women over 2 years whose calcium intake met the current standard: one group […]

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Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation Food Drive

With the ongoing food shortages Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus, NJ is having a having a food drive for the month of October with all donations going to the Center for Food Action.   Please call us at (201) 251-2422 for more details. Founded in 1976, the Center for Food Action in New Jersey (CFA) has […]

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True or False? I should drink 8 cups of water a day.

Answer:  False, and here’s the explanation:   The initial recommendation was made in 1945 by the Food and Nutrition Board, now the Institute of Medicine.  WOW!  Just under 70 years old, oversimplified, and still quoted over and over! Most people who read this study did not read the details . The recommendation   ·         is […]

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The Hip Solution to Knee Pain

The knee is one of the easiest parts of the body to injure because it is used for many motions the body performs. Common acute injuries are caused by sudden stops and turns during activities such as soccer and tennis. Pain may also occur after exercise, but you may also feel it if you sit […]

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