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Why Surgical Masks versus Cloth Masks at OP and Spectrum

The topic of wearing masks during this pandemic can be a sensitive one. If we constrain the focus to looking at the effectiveness of masks in preventing the spread and risks of contracting the coronavirus, the topic becomes less controversial. In reviewing over 89 studies, it has become clear based on this evidence that masks […]

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How to Fix a Frozen Shoulder

If your shoulder gradually begins to lock up on you, making most movements painful and stiff, there's a chance you are dealing with frozen shoulder. Otherwise known as adhesive capsulitis, this condition often comes on out of the blue, although it can also occur after a trauma like a fall or surgery. This can be […]

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New research: How to Fix Sciatica

Chances are you or someone you know has dealt with sciatica. This is a condition when you have pain; be it sharp, dull, or tingling, that shoots from your rear, down the back of your thigh, or down your leg. Unfortunately, this condition is poorly managed. As a result, it needlessly wreaks havoc on people's […]

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Pain Relief Without Drugs: Solve the Root Cause With Physical Therapy

Are you in constant or recurring pain that will not let you enjoy your life as you would like? Do you suffer from the effects of an old injury, a degenerative condition, or some other situation that calls for ongoing pain management? If so, then your first instinct might be to reach for medication — […]

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Adapt to Thrive

If you are a runner, you are probably overjoyed by the fact that you are still able to safely run during the COVD-19 pandemic. Not only are you able to run, you are actually encouraged to do so as it is important not just for your fitness, but also your immune and mental health. Your […]

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Can I lift My Way Out of Injury?

  Quick Facts: Weakness in lower body musculature and poor running form can lead to injury. Strength training alone will not change faulty running patterns. Gait retraining following gait analysis is often required to improve gait mechanics. From my experience, both as a long distance runner and a physical therapist, getting runners to perform strength […]

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Run to Please Your Knees

Quick facts:  Long distance running is not associated with acceleration of osteoarthritis in healthy older adults Short term study demonstrates that 30 min of running will lower markers of inflammation in your knee while 30 min of sitting will increase markers of inflammation in your knees When you feel that faint tug on your kneecap […]

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Taming the Belted Beast

Quick Facts:  Treadmill running has relatively similar biomechanics to running outdoors. If running faster than 7 minutes per mile, a 1% incline should be applied to the treadmill to equate for decreased energy expenditure from lack of air resistance. At higher speeds, running on a treadmill will cause a greater increase in your heart rate […]

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Tired of sitting around? Well, join us and get moving!

COVID19 has disrupted all of our lives. One of the biggest things we are seeing is the reduced movement from ourselves in general. Without the typical hustle and bustle of the day, we seem to just lounge around. If this isn’t you, then maybe you’re limited because no gym is open and you don’t know […]

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