We don’t often think about our shoulder blades but perhaps we should. The technical name for the shoulder blade, is scapula. These bony blades on your mid and upper back region are the attachment points for 17 different muscles! That’s a lot. These muscles act to coordinate the movement of your scapulae as they slide over […]

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08 Jun June 08, 2018

Pregnancy Related Low Back Pain

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Lower back pain affects about 69% of pregnant women in the United States, yet studies show that only 32% of those affected report their lower back pain symptoms to their health care providers.  A misunderstanding exists as to what can be done to relieve low back pain during pregnancy, not only by patients, but also […]

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21 May May 21, 2018

Shin Splints, Explained

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Shin splints are one of the most common running injuries, affecting 5%-35% of runners at any one time (Newman 2013).  It is more formally known as medial tibial stress syndrome, and it is believed to be a stress reaction to the outer layer of bone (periosteum) as it connects to the muscle, tendon and fascia […]

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06 Dec December 06, 2017

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet – Part 1

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Decreased pain, decreased susceptibility to chronic disease, and increased energy levels, are some of the main reasons an anti-inflammatory diet is attractive.   In Part I of this 3 part article, we’ll review what the anti-inflammatory diet is and its importance.  Part II will cover guidelines for application.  Finally, Part III will review the recommended additional […]

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The benefits of walking are recognized by the Centers for Disease Control, The World Health Organization, and The American Heart Association just to name a few.  It’s the easiest way to get active and/or stay active while amassing a ton of benefits.  Here are some of the most meaningful benefits: Harvard Health research found that […]

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Water, as well as land-based extreme sports, are quite popular here in Florida.  To name a few, we have:  Skateboarding, Surfing, Kite Boarding, Wakeboarding, Motocross, Mountain Biking, Parkour, and Adventure Racing.   Each has its own unique injuries and risks.  It’s apparent that the risk for injury in extreme sports is high.  However, since these sports don’t tend to have a governing […]

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Injury Care is initiated once injury and pain are experienced.  The goal of injury care is to return you back to pre-injury status or better.  This is when we explore not only the injury itself, but the causes of the injury and pain.  The most important factors to be considered, related to your injury are: Mechanism […]

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In sport, work, and daily life, pain and injuries occur from the repetition of poor movement patterns, sustained and awkward postures, and overuse more so than from a single traumatic event. Therefore, improving how your body moves and functions can pay dividends by way of injury prevention.  But first, you have to be able to […]

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What is Plantar Fasciitis?: It is pain associated with the plantar fascia of the sole of the foot, especially by the heel.  Plantar fasciitis is the most common reason for pain on the plantar side (sole side) of the foot by the heel.  It is commonly thought of as an inflammation of your plantar fascia, […]

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“Runner’s Knee” is a general term, used to describe the many conditions that can cause pain in the front of the knee.  (For example: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Chondromalacia Patella, IT-Band Syndrome) The pain is usually felt in or around the kneecap.  You don’t have to be a runner, but Runner’s Knee is so named because runners can experience […]

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