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All About Running Shoes

“What kind of running shoes should I buy?” With various brands, hundreds of models, and thousands of styles, researching this question may be daunting for many. It is a challenge to discern whether a brand of shoes has vital, cutting edge technology or if their...

Lumbopelvic What?

Spring is in the air and the pressure is officially on to get those winter bods “beach ready”. Specifically, for some, that means focusing on trimming down that stubborn tummy bulge to reveal the glorified six-pack. But those Baywatch drool-worthy abdominals should...

Boxing +Rotator Cuff Injuries

Have you found yourself getting bored with the typical gym routine? Is the treadmill life or lifting weights no longer bringing you the excitement it once did? Well, look no further than boxing! Boxing classes and hitting bags are some of the hottest and most...

Born to run – A Perspective into Running Mechanics

Many runners may remember the book Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. McDougall’s tale of the Tarahumara and their passion for endurance running. This tale convinced many runners to question what footwear was best for their sport. The book also glamorized...

Headaches… we all get them… POSTis here to educate us!

Cervicogenic Headaches There are a number of different types as well as causes of headaches.  There are migraines, tension headaches, and cluster headaches to name a few, and headaches can be affected by sleep, nutrition, and even stress.  Not all headaches can...

Benign Paroxymal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

What is it? BPPV is the most common inner ear disorder which results in vertigo, or dizziness-type symptoms with changes in head position. It is not a serious condition and can be treated with a simple, positional maneuver to re position the crystals. What causes...

Achilles Tear – Operative VS Non-Operative

You just made an awkward pivot/jump followed by the feeling of someone kicking you at the back of your heel. If you didn’t know immediately, you probably just tore your achilles. Like many, you are probably thinking about going into surgery. Before you make this...

Proper Running Form

With just over a month till the 123rd Boston Marathon, first time and senior runners are heading into the peaks of their training cycles. Increase in frequency, mileage and intensity of workouts often lead to a runner’s increase risk for injury. Injury prevention...

How to Shovel Safely

In New England, snow removal is an unavoidable reality for many. It is important to take great care when shoveling to avoid injury. There are two main ways to prepare: Practice Proper shoveling mechanics Have the proper shovel Both of these approaches will help to...

POLICE VS PRICE

The traditional model for managing a new musculoskeletal injury has recently shifted from PRICE (Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) to POLICE (Protect, Optimal Load, Ice, Compression, Elevation) in recent years. The shift allows you to enjoy the benefits...

Your quest to find help with your lower back pain is here!

If you have low back pain, you are not alone.  About 80% of adults will have at least one episode of low back in their lifetime and many adults suffer from recurring episodes of low back pain.  Injury to the low back can also result in symptoms that extend far...

Winter is Coming

Winter is coming and that means the ski and snowboard season is upon us! Whether you’re speeding down the slopes or trekking through the backcountry, snowsports always bring about a sense of adventure and excitement. However, it is important to consider the...

Head Games: Football Concussions

As we head into the midpoint of football season, concussions continue to be a hot topic heavily discussed as a concern across all levels of football. It is important to know and understand the signs and symptoms of a concussion sustained at the time of injury. A...

Baseball and Softball Injuries

The MLB season is well underway, so we can count on certain injuries to occur over the next few months: traumatic and overuse injuries of the shoulder and elbow. Examples include UCL sprains in the throwing elbow, rotator cuff strains of the throwing shoulder and...