When Should I Stretch?

When Should I Stretch? August 9, 2013 by Michael J. Velsmid, DPT, MS Our patients often ask us when they should stretch, before or after exercise.  It seems that everyone has a different opinion on this.  You see athletes stretching as part of their warm-up.  Trainers will tell you to spend fifteen minutes stretching after…

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The Lactic Acid Myth

The Lactic Acid Myth August 16, 2013 by Evie Ullman, DPT Many of you avid exercisers out there complain of muscle soreness post workout and blame it on lactic acid hanging around in the muscles. “I need a massage to clear out the lactic acid,” you may say.  This is actually a myth. I will…

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Understanding the Shoulder Capsule

Understanding the Shoulder Capsule September 27, 2013 by Andrew Provost, PT In the world of anatomy, the word capsule is defined as a tough sheath or membrane that encloses something in the body. In the treatment of athletic injuries, the shoulder’s capsule or covering can directly or indirectly be the cause of shoulder pain. When…

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