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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM)

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM): A Tool for Relieving Pain and Improving Range Of Motion by Christian Reyes, PT, DPT, CSCS IASTM is becoming a popular strategy for reducing levels of neuromusculoskeletal pain. Evidence has been emerging that...

Postpartum Return to Running

Postpartum Return to Run Rachel Cortright, PT, DP Postpartum women can absolutely return to activities participated in prior to pregnancy, running included, and goal-setting should reflect this. There are just a few things to consider prior to beginning a “return...

Ski Preparation!

Preparing for Ski SeasonChristina Saia, PT, DPT, NASM-CP With ski season approaching, it is really important to evaluate your readiness to return to this high-level sport!  Alpine skiing places a large muscular demand on the quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteal muscles,...

Spring Past Your Injury

  Spring is here, and with it comes the excitement of marathon season. Runners around the world have run races like the Boston Marathon, and many have been training hard for months. However, for some, injury can get in the way of their training, making it...

COVID Long Haulers

Over the last year and a half, we have all been affected by COVID-19 in some way. Those who have been infected and survive should return to a symptom-free, relatively normal life within a few weeks. In fact, over half of non hospitalized patients are symptom-free...

Back to School: How to Prevent Sports Injuries

Coming back to a new school year for some may not only mean returning to school but also returning to sports. I’m sure you have heard your coaches, parents, or teammates mentioning the importance of warming up and cooling down.  Why are they important you may ask?...

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...