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What You Eat Can Make You Hurt More

December 20th, 2017

How Your Diet Can Make Your Aches and Pains Worse  Do you suffer from chronic aches and pains? If so, then you’re not alone. Often times, “mystery” aches and pains are actually caused by localized inflammation in the body, which can occur as a result of overuse or even injury. And while there are anti-inflammatory

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Exercise reduces cognitive decline

October 31st, 2017

The benefits of exercise are wide-reaching. Read this article to learn how moderate to vigorous exercise can keep the brain young! Exercise Counters Cognitive Decline

Simple Running Wisdom

September 30th, 2017

Read this recent Runners World article about what matters most for improving your running, it’s advice I fully endorse!

Physical Therapy Made This Possible!

August 27th, 2017

Watch this brief video to learn how one patient achieved significant goals despite all of his physical ailments.

Does your back pain really require that MRI?

August 13th, 2017

Oftentimes the results of imaging tests do not change the course of treatment for back patients. Read the article below to find if a CT or MRI scan is really necessary for back pain or neck pain.

The real-world benefits of strengthening your core

July 31st, 2017

All human movement begins at our body’s core, the pelvis. Rising from rest, bending, twisting, reaching, throwing, walking, and running all begin with some reflex effort to steady the pelvis. It’s very important to keep these muscles in practice so they will activate during daily activities. Read this article to learn more. If you would

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Walking: Man’s Best Medicine

May 31st, 2017

Hippocrates, the Ancient Greek physician and father of medicine, once said “walking is man’s best medicine.” My favorite sound bite from Sirius XM Doctor Radio is a physician who stated, “there’s no drug more effective than exercise at reducing mortality and morbidity …the evidence is almost unbelievable.” I know how powerful exercise has been for

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Avoid pain while working in the yard

April 30th, 2017

Check out this useful article from the APTA about moving safely while working in the garden! Gardening tips from the APTA

“Take-aways” from Running Medicine 2017 at UVA

March 30th, 2017

Once again, there was no shortage of useful medical pearls delivered at this year’s Running Medicine conference at UVA earlier this month. I’d like to share relevant tips to my fellow runners and readers. Regarding plantar fasciitis: stretching, anti-pronation taping, night splints, orthotics, and manual therapy (joint and soft tissue mobilization delivered by a physical

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Physical therapists are uniquely qualified to help injured runners

February 12th, 2017

Why are physical therapists the ideal choice for treating your running injury? Because we are experts at movement analysis and exercise prescription. We also possess treatment tools adequate to heal nearly any running injury. Through walking and running gait analysis, we identify asymmetrical movement and provide correction. We suggest necessary exercises based upon strength and

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