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Over 40 and lift weights? Are you getting enough protein to maximize your gains?

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Do you exercise hard? Then what you should know about Rhabdomyolysis

  Do you know what  Rhabdomyolysis is? If you exercise hard you should. We all know the benefits of regular exercise, but can we get too much of a good thing?  The answer is yes.  To simplify matters, let’s explain what happens when we workout. When we exercise hard, we break down muscle tissue (part […]

Actual patient conversation I had yesterday

  Actual conversation I had yesterday with a patient: Ed: So how are you today, how are things going? Patient: Not too terribly horrible Ed: (laughing, probably not very appropriately) What does that actually mean? Patient: You know… Ed: No actually I don’t (I wasn’t going to let her off the hook) Patient: (after much […]

Turn off that night light!

                                                   (picture of courtesy of  Essential Anatomy App)   Circadian rhythms, the body’s internal clock,  are important in determining human sleep patterns. Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow […]

Foot mobility: Don’t neglect 25% of your body

Is your training program neglecting 25% of your body? How much time are you spending on foot and ankle mobility? As clinicians assessing foot mobility, here are just a few of the questions we need to ask: 1. does the talus move in the tunnel? 2. is the training wheel (5th Metatarsal) functioning well 3. […]

4 Exercises to help with achilles tendon pain

Achilles tendon injuries are a very common sports injury. Check out the video below to learn 4 exercises you should add to your rehab program if you are suffering from achilles pain. They include stretching of the gastroc and soleus, eccentric exercises, and  nerve flossing or nerve mobilizations. Let me know if you have any […]

Rehabilitation after shoulder separation (AC joint separation)

2 important rehab considerations for AC joint injuries: 40%-50% of all shoulder injuries sustained during sports involve the AC joint, with the most common being a “separated shoulder”. A “separated shoulder” is actually a separation of the AC joint (acromioclavicular joint). The most common mechanism of injury is a downward force that tears/stretches the AC […]

5 Reason we stopped billing insurance companies

  “Keep the main thing the main thing” We became PT’s to treat patients, not do hours of paperwork and chase payments from insurance companies. Provide the type of care we feel is needed. One on one care with the same PT, with enough time to listen, treat, and educate our clients. No Pre-authorization of […]

Parents, are we doing a good job keeping our kids fit?

How fit are our kids when compared kids in other countries? There were no chants of “we’re #1, we’re #1” when a recent study ranked the top 50 countries in the “youth fitness” category. Well, we didn’t fare so well, placing 47/50. Top 5 were Tanzania, Iceland, Estonia, Norway, and Japan in 5th. We did […]

Professional athletes like Kobe and Alex Rodriguez have been doing it for years, but is it right for you?

Professional athletes, including Kobe and Alex Rodriguez have been doing it for years. Is it right for you? We are talking about PRP injections. Many of you may have heard of PRP- Platelet Rich Plasma – for the healing of many common musculoskeletal injuries like tendonitis, muscle strains, and ligament strains. But is the marketing […]