The Joint Ventures' Blog

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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What Are Your Physical Therapists Credentials?

Friday, May 17, 2013

When your physical therapist hands you his or her business card, do you ever look at the credentials after the name and scratch your head?  OCS?  CSCS?  DPT?  ART? 

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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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3 Exercises to Avoid to Prevent Shoulder Injuries

Friday, May 10, 2013

Now that Spring is upon us, and everyone starts coming out of hibernation, I want to offer my advice to those without exercise experience.  There are certain exercises I highly recommend you do not perform.  I say this from my own personal experience and because I've seen many patients with injuries specifically related to poor exercise execution and gym routines.  It should be stated that there are probably people that have been doing these exercises for years and without issues, but that doesn't mean that these exercises are not RISKY!  All exercises have risks, just like all sports have risks.  Example: Football players take the risk of head injury and skiers take the risk of knee injury.  I recommend that if your goal is to lose weight and get into better shape, or to start working out, you need to reduce the risks of injury with your routine.  Here is a start. 

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Joint Ventures After The Marathon Bombings

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Two weeks ago, Boston was changed forever when two bombs were detonated at our beloved Boston Marathon finishing chute.  The Joint Ventures family has many patients, friends and colleagues who were affected, and we are working through these challenging times as a family. We’d like to give you a glimpse into what we have seen, and share the goals that are helping us heal physically and mentally. 

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10 Things you didn't know about our Office Manager and Billing Admin: Marisa & Kim!

Friday, August 10, 2012

As most of you know, Joint Ventures offers some great patient services - but we also staff some amazing people behind the scenes who are working day in and day out to keep the business wheels turning.  Marisa Yelle, the Office Manager, runs the day-to-day administration tasks and manages the administrative staff, while Kim Dragon keeps your dollars in check as the Billing Administrative Assistant. Both of these young women are a vital part of our team; but interestingly enough, they are also a staple in each others lives. With a friendship beginning at the age of 5, these two ladies are a force to be reckoned with at our Kenmore office.  Please enjoy reading their responses to 10 unique questions!  

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