Pea Soup Days 5k 2014: Reflection

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Pea Soup Days 5k 2014: Reflection As I sit in the quiet moments after a whirlwind of a day at the conclusion of the Pea Soup Days 5k and ½ Mile Kids run a familiar chant pops into my mind.  Back many, many years ago when I was on the cheerleading squad of the football […]

School’s Out For Summer

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School’s Out For Summer The end of the school year is a fun and sometimes a hectic time of year for parents! For some of you, it’s a time to plan a Graduation party and for others to find appropriate summer daycare. Either way, you’ve got your work cut out! These days, it seems that kids like to have their time […]

Next Step For Health

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Next Step For Health OSI Physical Therapy and The Training Room in Somerset have developed a program for our patients to transfer from physical therapy to our fitness center.  This program is called Next Step for Health and is designed to address the entire body and health of our patients after they have been in […]

When Should You Replace Your Running Shoes?

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When Should You Replace Your Running Shoes? This is such a common question I get from my patients and a really good one.  In the past, the running continuing education courses I attended consistently taught shoes should be replaced by 500 miles and a person should start breaking in their new shoes after about 350 […]

Are You Tough Enough?

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Are You Tough Enough? I used to run half marathons, but started to realize I didn’t enjoy “just” running as much as other people do.  Lo and behold the advent of the obstacle course!  From shorter races such as The Color Run and The Warrior Dash, to longer ones like the Tough Mudder and The […]

Tech Neck: It’s The New Buzz Word!

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Tech Neck:  It’s The New Buzz Word! It’s 2014 and everybody from age 5 to 85 is constantly looking down at their “device” – phones, iPods, iPads, tablets, etc.  Physical therapists are seeing a rise in patients with neck and shoulder problems ranging from a stiff neck to a disc herniation. This is due to the […]

Should I Buy An iPad?

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Should I Buy An iPad? I was asked this question on three separate occasions this week. I have quite a bit of knowledge and experience in this area, and thought I might put something together that will help you make a decision like this. Typically, this discussion starts out with a statement like this. “Well, […]

Another School Year Over, Where Can You Find This ATC Over The Summer?

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Another School Year Over, Where Can You Find This ATC Over The Summer? My Summer Plans: What does an ATC do during the summer when school sports are all done? Yes the school year is over, but NO our work is not over. OSI has picked up several soccer tourney contracts that need ATC coverage. […]

Do I Need An X-ray? Simple Ankle And Foot Rules

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Do I Need An X-ray?  Simple Ankle And Foot Rules Ankle injuries are one of the most common injuries in sports and recreational activities.  An x-ray is useful in determining whether there is a bony injury like a fracture or broken bone.  Some simple rules (Ottawa ankle rule) can be helpful in deciding if you […]

What Is Shoulder Impingement And Could You Have It?

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What Is Shoulder Impingement And Could You Have It? Do you have pain when you reach overhead or out to the side?  If so, you might have something called shoulder impingement.  This occurs when the rotator cuff tendon (supraspinatus tendon), the bicep tendon, or the subacromial bursa in the shoulder gets pinched between the arm […]

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