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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 training […]

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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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COVID-19 Updates and What We Are Doing To Keep You Safe!

We hope this finds you healthy and adapting to these challenging times as best as possible. We are excited to provide you with an update on the operation of our clinics under these changing conditions and how that will affect your care, the care of loved ones, and the community. We want to start by […]

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Orthopaedics Plus brings you telehealth PT!

Important Announcement Regarding Your Physical Therapy Care During the COVID-19 Crisis For those of you unable to see us for your physical therapy care at our clinic because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have come up with an important solution to help you: OP Telehealth A pandemic will not deter us from helping you. We […]

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The Truth About Sitting and Stand up Desks on Health and Back Pain

The Truth on Stand-Up Desks You may have heard of the severe health consequences of prolonged sitting. In fact, prolonged sitting has been linked to issues from low back pain to a significant increased risk of death. Some have claimed that sitting is the new smoking. But is it really that bad for you? And […]

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New Ownership Press Release

Michael Stare                                                                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orthopaedics Plus Physical Therapy 100 Cummings Center Suite 121Q Beverly, Ma 101915 978-927-2065 mike@spectrumfit.net   Physical Therapy Icon Doesn’t Sell Out, Instead Leaves Legacy and Grows from Within Orthopaedics Plus Physical Therapy changes ownership, retains founder as a clinical expert. Burlington, Beverly, MA – When you’ve lead a thriving […]

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Knee Arthritis and Weight Loss

Does gaining weight cause knee arthritis? Will losing weight reverse knee arthritis, or at least make it better? What should I do if I have knee arthritis and I want to lose weight? Answers to all of these questions are addressed here, back by all of the latest evidence. Check out the evidence and solutions […]

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