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New Year Resolutions Make it happen for 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

It’s that time of year again!  January 1st, a new year, and a time for many to create New Year’s resolutions for the upcoming year.  While New Year’s resolutions tend to be a bit cliché, in reality, now is as good a time as any to make a change.  While the first two weeks of January tend to provide people with a new sense of vigor for life and positive change, the winter decline into February and March tends to reveal a dwindling commitment to resolutions at a rapid pace.  So the question is, how can we set goals and make them stick past January and through the entirety of the year.  Here are a few simple steps you can take to begin setting your own goals and achieving them in the year 2014. 

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When Should I Stretch: Before or After I Run?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Starting at a young age, all athletes, including runners, are encouraged to stretch before they begin playing a sport, participating in a practice, or just going out for a leisurely jog.  These days, the questions I receive from my clients are, “Do I really have to stretch?” and also “When am I supposed to stretch, before or after my run?” Stretching in regards to running and injury prevention is a debatable topic, but hopefully the following recommendations will provide some general guidelines when it comes to stretching and running. 

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The Difference Between Tendonitis And Tendonosis And Why It Matters

Thursday, September 26, 2013

For many years, most tendon pain has been referred to as tendonitis (i.e. lateral epicondylitis, bicipital tendonitis, plantar fasciitis), when current studies are showing that tendonosis is much more common and a more appropriate name for many of these injuries (lateral epicondylosis, bicipital tendonosis, plantar fasciosis).  

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Importance of Hip Flexor Stretching

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Do you sit for 4 or more hours a day?  If the answer is yes, then this blog is for you! 

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

If you're an athlete rehabbing from a knee or ankle injury, chances are you've been subjected to ladder drills.  Often, in the later stages of rehabilitation, a physical therapist brings out the rope ladder - a simple piece of equipment to aid in assessing and developing a patient's plyometric performance and agility.  

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FIFAs Soccer Warm Up Program

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I wanted to take this blog opportunity to share a resource that I have come across in my soccer coaching experience that may have some benefits for you.   

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Meet Kathrine Bright - Personal Trainer in Wayland

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Joint Ventures is excited to announce that we are now offering personal training in our Wayland facility! 

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How To Use A Foam Roll

Friday, May 24, 2013

If you've been to just about any gym or physical therapy clinic, you have probably seen a foam roller, and there’s a good chance you've even used one. One useful benefit of a foam roller is self-deep tissue massage. Most people could benefit from some form of soft tissue manipulation to decrease areas of tension in different muscles of the body. Spots of tension can develop from muscle imbalances caused by repetitive activities, or prolonged postures such as sitting several hours. Releasing tension or ‘knots’ in the muscles and surrounding connective tissue helps restore normal blood flow and function to the muscles and nerves in the area. 

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Getting Positive Results From Negative "Eccentric" Workouts

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ever wonder why you workout 3-4 times per week, but you just don’t seem to be getting stronger?  I hear this all the time: 

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New Ways To Test Your Muscles

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Muscle strength testing is a basic component of a physical therapy evaluation.  Some more specific muscle tests have been developed to help clinicians evaluate strength in patients in more detail than with previous testing positions.  There are several benefits to this type of testing for you, the patient.   

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