Basketball Shoe Performace Tips

High tops have become the go-to shoe of choice for basketball players regardless of age or level of play. But how do they impact ankle and knee mechanics, or ground reaction forces when coming down from a rebound, blocked shot, or layup? A new study of collegiate male basketball players found high top shoes with…

Elite Offering Teletherapy!

For your comfort, for your health. We’ve all had to adapt, modify and reconcile our situations and schedules with the viral COVID-19 infection circling the world. It seems like the rules change daily, even hourly at times. In addition, our typical routines have shifted remarkably from our physical activity to our work station. This presents a…

Podcast 3 – Jenn Nolda

Jenn joined me for this episode to discuss overcoming fears of getting back to the gym or getting back to a healthy lifestyle. We also touched on the increased popularity of HIIT style workouts and debunked myths about the association of increased risk of injury with HIIT style workouts. Her website is www.pofitness.com What You…

Podcast 2- Dr. Burt McKeag

Dr Burt McKeag joins me to discuss stem cell treatment and PRP injections. You can find out more information on Dr. McKeag’s website regenirex.com What You Need To Know “When Quality of Life Matters Most” is a podcast dedicated to providing people with information related to health and wellness from the area’s experts and cutting…

Benefits of Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a technical term used to describe treatment using the hands that many physical therapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists utilize and can be found in a variety of ways. Manual therapy can include spinal and joint manipulation and mobilization, massage, ART, Strain-Counter strain, muscle energy or PNF techniques, dry needling, acupuncture and IASTM…

We Can Do Better!

I recently became aware of a patient who was told to do physical therapy by an MD because insurance requires it, but ultimately the patient would need surgery for a rotator cuff tear (RTC). This RTC tear was the result of chronic irritation and breakdown, and not the result of a traumatic incident or injury….

Is Stress Getting To You?

“Stress can contribute to nerve sensitivity or pain system sensitivity. Stress lives in the brain, and therefore the experience of people with chronic pain often is that their pain increases as they become more stressed” Dr. Lorimer Moseley, PT, PhD Cortisol is an important neuroendocrine hormone that is released in response to stressful situations. This…

What is your Psoas Muscle and does it have anything to do with your back pain?

The Psoas Muscle (pronounced SO-as) may be the most important muscle in your body. Without this essential muscle group also known as the hip flexors you wouldn’t even be able to get out of the bed in the morning! In fact, whether you run, bike, dance, practice yoga, or just hang out on your couch,…

Exercise and Brain Health

Exercise benefits are well documented. They include improvements in cardiovascular and musculoskeletal capacity, mental health and cognitive function. Exercise and mental health has received more attention recently. Investigators have documented the growth of new neurons (neurogenesis) in the hippocampus, which is a brain region related to memory and learning. In this study, these adaptations were…