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I Run. Why do I need to strengthen, especially the legs?

Posted on by Dorothy Cohee

As runners, we need to do more than just run. Without strength training, injuries are more likely to occur even when using good running form. Statistics vary but state anywhere from 20-80% of runners are injured annually1. Many of these are overuse injuries and often occur because runners are not listening to their bodies and continually doing prehab.

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Fitness Level and Injuries – Lower Back

Posted on by Michelle Helberg

With a new year comes a new you! Many people are working towards their fitness goals at this point in the year, whether it be training for their first 5k or just trying to have a better feeling of self. Unfortunately this is not only when the mind can become a little weak but so can the body. Read More

Do knee braces or sleeves work for knee osteoarthritis?

Posted on by Dan Czajkowski, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

Knee osteoarthritis (breakdown of articular cartilage along the joint surfaces) is rampant in the aging population. Some statistics show nearly 1 in 2 people may develop symptomatic knee osteoarthritis by age 85 years (1). These are odds are not good! Read More

Hip and Knee Joint Replacements: Common Questions Answered

Posted on by Amanda DiGangi

Replacements of the Hip and Knee are perhaps the most common joint replacements seen in our society. There are many reasons patients end up having these elective surgeries. Read More

How Swimming Can Help Improve Your Health

Posted on by Brian Whittington

Swimming continues to grow in popularity as one of the aerobic exercises of choice. With as little as 2.5 hours of swimming a week you can significantly decrease your risk of chronic illnesses. Read More

Take Care of Your Injury Sooner Rather Than Later

Posted on by Dan Czajkowski, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

We’ve all been there at one point or another. Dealing with daily pain can be a constant ritual of our day just like eating breakfast or combing your hair. Read More

Coaching Body Contact in Hockey: Defense & Working the Boards

Posted on by Steve Chmielewski

Hockey is a graceful game that requires players to participate in manner that requires body contact regardless of whether checking is permitted. Any avid hockey player can acknowledge the difference between a “body check” and “body contact” but occasionally the line can be blurred when a player’s skill level is questionable and when an official’s subjective interpretation is applied to the game. Read More

Snow Shoveling Stretches

Posted on by Emily Helton

Snow is beautiful when falling to the ground, but it is hard work to clear it out of the way. To keep from getting too sore, try these three exercises after shoveling all of that snow.

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