by David Merson, DPT, ATC If you’re like most patients, choosing a health care provider, scheduling appointments, and dealing with your health insurance company may be a daunting and confusing process. Keep in mind these few helpful steps as you plan your path to recovery. Step 1 – Choosing an Insurance Plan Choosing the right…Details
by Erin Looney, DPT Runners and endurance athletes alike are all too often victim to those pesky stress injuries. I know there are a lot of you out there that know what I’m talking about! The gluteus maximus, hamstrings, and gluteus medius are often the “weak links” responsible for this. Because of the repetitive forward…Details
by Katherine Hartsell, PTA The importance of proper posture is a fairly common topic for health enthusiasts, and many patients that come to Boston Sports Medicine arrive with injuries caused or perpetuated by static and dynamic postural patterns. Derived from the Latin word placement, posture is the result of how we position ourselves in space,…Details
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