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Training Tips

National Stretching Day: Warm Up, Dynamic Stretch, & Cool Down

Written By: Kristen Faigle, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, SportsCare Waldwick Clinical Director December 11th is National Stretching Day. Stretching is a type of exercise that lengthens connective tissues of muscles and tendons. Stretching regularly has several key benefits including the following: Increases mobility and range of motion Improves joint function Boosts circulation Enhances physical activity

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Training Tips

10 Tips for Summer Running Regulars & Rookies

Written By: Sally Ryan, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Clinical Director, SportsCare Hoboken Summer is the time for runners to shine. Taking in vitamin D while developing a glistening sweat and basking in natural endorphins. There’s nothing better. If you’re not convinced, follow these 10 running tips in order to help enjoy your summer runs and

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Physical Therapy

What is Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFRT)?

Written By: Tyler Laib, PT, DPT, Clinical Director, SportsCare Randolph & Kellie Carpenter, PT, DPT, SportsCare Bergenfield Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFRT) is an exciting technique that can augment your physical therapy experience at SportsCare.  BFRT is a brief and intermittent occlusion or restriction of arterial and venous blood flow which is done by applying a

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Sports Medicine

Benefits of Warming Up & Top Stretching Tips

Written By: Jen Palaia, Regional Director Being short on time is always an issue for so many of us… If we only have 30 minutes to workout, most people will jump right into their workout routines without a proper warmup. What most people don’t realize is not warming up properly can put yourself at risk

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Physical Therapy

5 Common Tennis Injuries: Treatment Options & Prevention Tips

Written By: Matthew Burns PT, DPT – SportsCare Chatham Clinical Director At SportsCare, we treat people of all ages and activity levels, including a lot of weekend warriors and active exercisers. One of our favorite populations to treat is that of the tennis, pickle and paddle ball variety. We’re here to talk a little about

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Featured Article

Osteoporosis: Prevention & Natural Treatment Alternatives 

What Is Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis, or “porous bone”, is a common bone disease characterized by low bone mass density (thickness of the bone), decreased bone strength, and a change (deterioration) in the bone structure and tissue, which can lead to an increased risk of fracture.  The normal bone structure becomes thinned out, brittle, and porous, lessening the ability of the bone to withstand

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Featured Article

Top Tips for Runners While Running in the High Heat

Written By: Adam Gresh, DPT, Clinical Director of SportsCare Mountain Lakes Running in the heat can be a dangerous task that can cause things like nausea, dizziness, muscle cramps, and sweating more than normal, which are symptoms of heat exhaustion. In this article, I offer some tips to combat heat exhaustion and safely prepare for

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Featured Article

Surfing Tips: Core Strength, Warm Ups, & Riding the Wave

Written By: Adam Gresh, DPT & our Mountain Lakes, NJ staff Surfing is very similar to swimming in that the surfer paddles with the arms. However, the entire lower body is responsible for staying on the board. In this article, we’ll talk about the importance of core/lower body strength, tips for an effective warm-up, and

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Featured Article

Low Back Pain Treatment & Prevention Tips

If you have low back pain, you are not alone. In fact, about 25% of people in the United States report having low back pain. In most cases, low back pain is mild and disappears on its own, but for some people, back pain can return or hang on, leading to a decrease in quality of life

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Common Football Injuries & Prevention Tips

The NFL season has just started, and already in its 5th week, the season has become injury-ridden. Football is a rough contact sport, so it’s not too surprising to see players injured on the field. It’s also one of the most popular sports played by young athletes, and it leads all other sports in the

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