By Michael J. Velsmid, DPT, MS (Part I in a series on orthotics) Depending on whom you ask this question, you will get different answers. Some will say that everyone will benefit from orthotics, but those who prescribe to minimalist running will tell you that you should never use anything in your shoes. When I…Details
by Danielle Clark-Fox, DPT I have come across many smart phone applications and inernet sites geared towards giving your workout routines a boost lately so I decided to dedicate a blog to putting them in one accessible location! A couple months ago I tried jog.fm and am in love! This website helps you create the…Details
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by Michael J. Velsmid, DPT, MS When you run, your body repeatedly impacts with the ground and one body part presses on, pulls on, pushes against, or tends to compress or twist another body part. Do too much and your body will succumb to the stress of running with an overuse injury. Perfect your training…Details
by Danielle Clark-Fox, DPT It’s hard to argue that SUP- stand up paddle boarding is the hottest new water sport out there. Having just returned from the great state of Hawaii, I can testify that everyone from Grandpa to grandson was out there enjoying the water and getting a great total body workout. So…Details
by Danielle Clark-Fox, DPT I recently read in Shape Magazine (monthly subscriber here!) that going backwards on the elliptical would be a good way to jazz up my crosstraining workout days. I decided to try this at the gym the very next day, 5 minutes forward and 2 backward for 6 cycles. I definitely felt…Details
by Michael J. Velsmid, DPT, MS One of the most common ailments that come with pregnancy is back pain. In fact, according to the North American Spine Society, half of all pregnant women will experience back pain. The cause is simply due to weight gain. In any other circumstance, back pain can be very effectively…Details
by Danielle Clark-Fox, DPT Being quite a bit of a yoga aficionado I finally decided to do a little background and clinical research into these latest yoga trends. In retrospect, I may have chosen the best topic to blog about, since I didn’t know that hot yoga and Bikram yoga are two very different practices!…Details
by Julia LeBlanc, DPT I have always enjoyed incorporating manual therapies into my practice. Over the years, I have been aware of Rolfing, Reiki, and numerous massage techniques. Earlier this year a friend told me they had experienced Graston with remarkable results. I was aware that Graston is a massage technique that uses specialized tools.…Details
by Danielle Clark-Fox, DPT Myofascial release (MFR) has begun to gain some popularity in the manual therapy world, prompting many clinics and therapists to advertise these skills to potential patients. But how do you make sure you, as a patient, are receiving these skills by someone who really knows what they are doing? And what…Details