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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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The Running Epidemic!

 Coach Rob: I happen to live next to the park, my backyard faces the park and I see all kinds of people out there every day from morning to evening running.  What once made me very pleased to see so many people out there working hard to improve their health and fitness – now often […]

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Cycling: What More Do You Need?

You love bicycling—outdoors when the weather is good, on a stationary bike indoors when it is not. Can you be confident that cycling, by itself, is enough to keep yourself fit for decades to come? It would be great if the single thing we loved to do most was all we needed to stay healthy. […]

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Add Strength Training to Your Stretching

Let’s face it: Stretching feels good. It is relaxing, and getting all the kinks out of scrunched-up muscles can be liberating. Unfortunately, improving your flexibility through a stretching class is simply not enough, either as a therapeutic approach, or to protect your body from future damage. Strength training is a necessary companion to your stretching […]

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Is Yoga Safe?

This is a great article from the New York Times that talks about the potential dangers of Yoga.  When choosing ways to exercise Yoga is perceived as a relatively safe alternative to other forms of exercise (ie running, kick boxing, boot camp classes, etc). This misconception can lead many to let their “guard down” and […]

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Evidence-based Physical Therapy

  Over the last 10 to 15 years, health care providers have focused more on using evidence-based medicine to determine what works best for their individual patients. This involves basing treatments on objective tests of effectiveness published in scientific literature, rather than on just anecdotal, subjective observations made in the office. While seeking out the […]

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Bone Up to Fight Osteoporosis

Primary osteoporosis is the name given to osteoporosis cases not caused by an underlying drug reaction, disease or syndrome. In this condition, the bones—the word itself means “porous bones”—become brittle, making them highly susceptible to fracture. An event as innocuous as landing the wrong way when sitting down on a chair or twisting awkwardly during […]

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Golf Performance and Injury Prevention

I recently found this article after researching golf and injury prevention.   The following  link will lead you to an article that was written by a chiropractor named Gregory J. Lehman, MSc, CSCS, DC. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1839980/ He does a good job of  linking his recommendations to  research on biomechanics and linking the exercises to specific demands of […]

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Low Back Pain and Bed Rest

Be careful about too much bed rest. Multiple studies show more than 2-3 days of bed rest for patients who have low back pain actually  demonstrate a greater loss of range of motion and are weaker than patients who remained active as soon as possible without increasing their symptoms. Other studies demonstrate pain levels of […]

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How to Pick a Good Athletic Shoe

Follow this video for easy tips on picking  a good athletic shoe.. When buying an athletic shoe and comparing different ones it is always good to do the three point test that I described in the video. (1)            Make sure the shoe bends at the ball of your foot not the middle of where your […]

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