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Injured Redskins turn to chiropractor to recover quickly – Richmond Times

Earlier this month a great article went up on the Richmond Times about how Washington Redskins players were turning to Chiropractic Medicine to return to the field quicker. We love great information about Chiropractic, Active Release Technique, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue work! The best part of the story is that the Chiropractor helped him with his Achilles injuries, just like we do at our office here in South Jersey. We do a lot more than just low back pain and neck pain, check out the article below for more info.

Link: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:1RIqXi4TG5cJ:www.richmond.com/redskins-xtra/injured-redskins-turn-to-chiropractor-to-recover-quickly/article_a72268f8-3bac-598e-94b3-dda2761f5310.html&num=1&hl=en&gl=us&strip=0&vwsrc=0

From the article:

Running back Mack Brown watched Josh Doctson’s college film this offseason, seeing clips of his teammate toe tapping in the end zone, high pointing passes and running crisp routes rolled into five-minute YouTube videos.

Doctson tried TheraBands to fix his Achilles injury, he tried stretching it and none of it helped reclaim his health. Brown knew what Doctson could do for the Redskins’ offense this season, so he recommended Doctson see Dr. Craig, a chiropractor in the Ashburn area who Brown visits for body maintenance.

“I knew he really was in pain. I was like, ‘You really need to go to this doctor to get your body worked on,’” Brown said. “You get Doctson at 100 percent, he’s a problem for the league, one of the best receivers in the league. We need to get him back healthy.”

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The Training Room – The Big 3 Workshop : Squat, Bench and Deadlift Thursday June 8 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Whether you want to pack on muscle, burn fat or look great for the summer, there is no better way than the Big 3 Lifts. The Squat, Deadlift, and Bench Press are the core of any proper weight lifting program. Being able to perform them properly is often a struggle. Sacrificing form can not only limit what you gain from these lifts, but can also put you at risk for injury. What’s the point of lifting if you aren’t going to reap the benefits or you’re setting yourself up for injury?

If you are interested in learning proper technique in the squat, deadlift and bench, then come learn from TTR Performance’s Coach, Marc Lang. He will be leading this interactive workshop to help athletes gain a better understanding of the proper form for these lifts.

Attendance is limited to 25 people. If you would like to attend, be sure to register now…Call 856-874-9700 or email rsisholtz@thetrainingroompt.com

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/471368033209481/

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U.S. News and World Report – Sports Chiropractic Treatment for Running Injuries

Cruising the web this weekend waiting for Sunday to roll around for the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, this article popped up on my twitter feed shared by colleague in North Jersey!  I’m usually all over good press for the work my team and I do here at the office, and even more so on the look out when it comes to helping runners.

Link: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/11/04/sports-chiropractic-treatment-for-running-injuries

From the article:

Why see a sports chiropractor for a running injury?

Although physical therapy is often the first line of defense in rehabbing a running injury, many athletes and runners have started to rely on sports medicine-trained chiropractors. While physical therapy can focus on strengthening and coordination, chiropractic care is designed to improve joint mobilization, making sure that all the joints in the body are moving correctly. Hirad Bagy, founder of the United Wellness Center in Herndon, Va., and team chiropractor for the Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals and DC United, believes that sports chiropractic care has evolved to incorporate the best of both worlds of joint mobilization techniques and soft tissue repair, creating a new gold standard of best practices in treatment plans for patients.

Link: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/11/04/sports-chiropractic-treatment-for-running-injuries

From the article:

Active Release Technique for runners

After three months of not being able to run, in almost constant pain ranging from my iliotibial band to the back of my hip and then into my psoas muscle, I was admittedly ready for anything when my orthopedist suggested trying Active Release Technique. According to Bagy, the reason that Active Release Technique can be beneficial – especially for iliotibial band and hip injuries – is that it combines different muscle work that breaks down scar tissue while also emphasizing correct flexibility. Through Active Release, as Bagy explains, you can actually “elongate some of the muscle fibers making those muscles more pliable and therefore healthier.”

Anyone preparing for ART should know that this is not a particularly gentle treatment. I tried telling myself that it would be like a deep tissue massage, which I enjoy, although I quickly learned that while highly effective (after three weeks my pain, though still there, was incrementally improving), the pressure and work on the muscles is deep and sometimes painful.

Questions about running related injuries and soreness?  Give us a call at 856-228-3100 or email us at the link below!

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Dr. Axe – 5 Active Release Technique Benefits, Including Lowered Pain & Increased Performance

An awesome article popped up on my Facebook feed this weekend as I was aggressively looking for updates about the Penn Relays!  Dr. Josh Axe gets invited reguarly to speak on shows like The Doctors and Dr. Oz.  It was awesome to see more in the news about Active Release Technique and how it can be used to treat most common conditions.

Dr. Axe’s blog had the following information to get started about what Active Release is:

Relieving tight muscles and trigger points can make a big difference in reducing joint stress and improving your overall quality of life. That’s why you should consider active release technique (ART). It can help turn on muscles that have been turned off due to injury and eliminate muscular pain.

Active release technique is a type of soft tissue therapy that helps relieve tight muscles and nerve trigger points, greatly reducing joint stress or muscular pains. I’ve visited ART practitioners for years to help me overcome a number of muscle- and joint-related injuries.

DIRECT LINK: https://draxe.com/active-release-technique/

 

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Rocktape – Kinesiology Tape Instructions – Plantar Fasciitis ( Video )

Here at the office we see Plantar Fasciitis “limp”, “stumble”, and “trot” in just about everyday and now that “running season” has sprung with SPRING, we expect plantar to start coming in even more as we progress towards summer here in South Jersey.  Here at the office we use Active Release Technique, IASTM with SMART Tools (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation), kinesio tapes like Rocktape, and chiropractic extremity manipulations.  We see cases that have already been injected by podiatrists and orthopedics a like with only limited success.  We are simply sharing this video because we see a lot terrible tape jobs so give this one a try!

Check out some of our older blog posts about Plantar Fasciitis and found out more and why we help people fix their feet everyday here at the office!

Plantar Fasciitis: Active Release is truly a different type of attack for Plantar issues

Link: http://drmarkkemenoshandassociates.com/plantar-fasciitis-active-release-truly-different-type-attack-plantar-issues/

Plantar Fasciitis and Shin Splints – Why doesn’t Active Release and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation pop up on Google sooner?

Link: http://drmarkkemenoshandassociates.com/plantar-fascitis-shin-splints-doesnt-active-release-instrument-assisted-soft-tissue-manipulation-pop-google-sooner/

Very interesting article talking about not needing a chiropractor, but checking out Active Release

Link: http://drmarkkemenoshandassociates.com/interesting-article-talking-not-needing-chiropractor-checking-active-release/

Plantar Fasciitis – Heel Spurs – HokaOneOne Bondi’s and so much more.

Link: http://drmarkkemenoshandassociates.com/plantar-fasciitis-heel-spurs-hokaoneone-bondis-much/

If you or someone you know is struggling with pain in the bottom of the foot, let them know we go after plantar issues much differently than anyone else in South Jersey.  Our office number is 856-228-3100 and you can always use the contact us email link below!

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Testimonials for Dr. Mark Kemenosh & Associates Laurel Springs, NJ Chiropractors

We had a new testimonial site over at http://my-testimonials.com/DrMarkKemenosh/3Y2Q1 that has been slowly building and we are getting some pretty nice responses!

4.7 stars out of 5 based on 377 responses

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We plan to set up in the basement of the Haddonfield Running Co after the Adrenaline 5k!

After the Haddonfield Adrenaline 5k, Dr. Craig Evans, Dr. Tim Legath, and Dr. Andrew Gross will be set up to help with post race discomfort and talk about runner related injuries if you would like to meet with us!  We will be in the basement with the DPT’s from the The Training Room of Haddonfield, Cherry Hill and Washington Township.  Chiro’s and Physical Therapists under one roof!  We also hope to have a Sports Medicine Orthopedic hanging out as well to make sure the post race hang out session is as well rounded and beneficial for all as possible.

The Haddonfield Running Co was started in 1997, so this marks the 20th anniversary of the store and we are very excited to be a part of the event.  Come on out to the store after the race and have a look around!  The race is currently sold out and is always a very good time.  Check out the videos below from past years!

Links:

The Training Room Physical Therapy of South Jersey

The Haddonfield Running Co Facebook Page

Check out the videos of past races below!  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 18th, 2017!

 

 

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Dr Mark Kemenosh – ELDOA Method – Colorado seminar this past weekend

Dr Mark Kemenosh and his daughter Jill Kemenosh, our future Pilates guru at the office both traveled to Colorado this past weekend to become certified in the Level 1 ELDOA Method which Dr. Mark started to do earlier this year when he studied under Guy Voyer, a DO who started the manual technique commonly referred to as “Joint Pumping”.  Dr. Kemenosh was exposed to Dr. Voyer who spoke at the Titlelist Performance Institute Wolf Golf Classic in late 2016 on the topics of articular joint pumping and the ELDOA method which has started to take fire in the golf training world.

Some of the techniques in the ELDOA method are greatly centered around techniques to help with injury prevention, reduce joint inflammation and arthrosis, delay disc degeneration, increase disc hydration, and to even possibly normalize disc bulges.

Here is some information from the ELDOA Methods webiste:

The ELDOA exercises and Myofascial Stretches are specific techniques created by world renowned osteopath, Guy VOYER DO. ELDOA METHOD Classes are semi private group classes organized by certified ELDOA/MFS Instructor, Stephanie McCusker, who uses a combination of these techniques as well as other Somatraining techniques to deliver the most beneficial sessions possible. The ELDOA METHOD classes were founded in Los Angeles, CA and are now being offered here in Auckland, NZ. These Classes are not based on a formula. Every class is designed to respect the proper progressions and order of the techniques as taught by Dr. Voyer to ensure quality. These classes will vary depending on the needs of those participating. There will be an intentional goal set for each designated class and will be ever changing to continually challenge each individual while encouraging their overall improvements.

BENEFITS OF ELDOA METHOD Classes

ELDOAs and Myofascial Stretches are very specific and complex techniques that require strong attention to form and correct progressions. Everyone will benefit from the effects of ELDOAs and MFS but each person is different and without proper instruction and help from a Certified ELDOA/MFS Instructor, these techniques will not be as effective. By attending the classes, you not only receive instruction from a certified instructor but the full hour dedicated to stretching enhances the many benefits including:

  • Normalize Disc Bulges
  • Reduced Degrees of Scoliosis
  • Increased Flexibility
  • Improved Muscle Performance and Tone
  • Normalization of Visceral Function
  • Reduced Stress
  • Injury Recovery and Prevention
  • Reduced Joint Inflammation and Arthrosis
  • Delayed Disc Degeneration
  • Increased Disc Hydration
  • Increased Blood Flow
  • Improved Posture
  • Relief of Chronic and Acute Back Pain
  • Relief of Neck and Shoulder Tension
  • Improved Awareness and Overall Wellbeing
  • Improved Recovery Time for Sports and Training
  • Reduced Forward Head Posture

**DISCLAIMER**

The ELDOA METHOD classes and website are not meant to diagnose or offer medical advice.  Do not rely on the information provided as an alternative to medical advise from your doctor or other registered health care providers. If you have specific questions about any medical matter, please consult your physician or professional health care provider. All those with a chronic/acute injury or medical condition who wish to attend the ELDOA METHOD Classes must first receive clearance from their doctor or registered health professional prior to participation.

Here are some pictures from Dr. Mark and Jill’s seminar!  There might be videos to come but they couldn’t easily email those back to home base here in South Jersey!

Just like Pilates, we feel that the ELDOA Methods will greatly benefit our patients suffering with spine related issues and even more so with core stability and strength!  Both Pilates and ELDOA are very core-centric types of exercise for correcting and improving posture and the resting nature of the joints surrounding spine.  If you have questions about your issues or need to have questions answers, feel free to call us at 856-228-3100 or email us below!

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So tell me about these Aline Performance Insoles all you Docs are testing out!

So for about the past month we have been testing and tuning our own Aline Orthotics (Performance Insoles) as we prepare to start fitting them semi regularly for our patients.  For the first time in a long time we are excited about an orthotic because Aline truly has a product that works very well with MOST feet.  These orthotics are also affordable, making them even more enticing as an offering for our patients.

Here is some of what we have been testing and tuning the past few weeks since having a sit down training session with training and fitment team from Aline.

First off, here is the Aline base station.  It’s simple, effective and you can within a few moments if you will likely benefit from Aline performance insoles and where we can add in physical adjustments to help with pronation and supination.

Lets start with Dr. Josh Sand’s hiking setup.  As you can see in the following pictures, Josh just picked up a new pair of Merrell hiking boots and immediately started using his Aline Golf Insoles in them to test them against Aline Active Insoles in his older Merrell hiking boots to see how they both performed.  Josh said surprisingly both pairs felt great, he feels that he is only slightly more interested in wearing the golf model because they are in his new boots and that both pair have felt great for him other than some increased muscle soreness in his peroneal muscle groups (lateral  shin muscles that help to stabilize the foot).  The only slight complaint Dr. Josh has is that the golf insoles are slightly tacky due to the top layer of the insole being designed for feeling the ground underneath you as much as possible and gripping through during the golf swing.

 

I, Dr Craig Evans, have been testing the cycle models because our Aline rep alerted us that the Active and Cycle models are both designed for highly active individuals and were designed with running/tri-athletes/hikers in mind.  I have not been doing as good of a job with taking pictures of my orthotics testing as Dr. Sand and am admittedly an orthotic basher to some extent due to my past medical history.  Sometime around my freshman or sophmore year of high school my parents spent around $600 (or more) on hard orthotics for me to help curb some tendinitis issues that I was hard casted for several times during my high school basketball career.  I was permitted to play through the pain to some extent with prescription for NSAID’s but often spent the following spring and summer in a walking cast in an attempt to calm down my Achilles tendon.  Looking back now I’m guessing that walking boots were not invented at that time and I am almost glad because I would have probably taken it off.  For the most part however, I never wore those hard orthotics longer than a week because they were almost downright unbearable at least for me.  They felt like rocks and nothing that I could do could make it any better.  From that day forward I have been picky about what shoes I wore and was able to remain somewhat pain free in the Achillies tendon region by keeping up a strength training regimen and fell this is what greatly helped me leading into my senior year.  The summer before my senior year of high school a new Orthopedic, fresh out of med school from Canada saw me and forced me into a physical therapy regimen that I still keep somewhat going to this day.

Below you can see the Aline Cycle insoles that are currently in my Adidas Boost ESM 3’s.  It took an honest week of walking and three 5k runs on the treadmill for me to settle into them well.

The Aline Cycle performance insoles have an integrated fabric mesh that helps to keep the insole slim.  The orthotic is designed with sports like running, cycling, and soccer in mind!  These insoles feature the exact same support and technology as the Aline active models with a slightly different top coating.

Here are some of the other models we are actively keeping in stock as well.  The yellow models are the Aline Active + models and they offer support as well as comfort with just a bit more padding.  The Aline Active + models are popular with all types of athletes including tennis, runners and they work well in everyday footwear.

 

The Aline Active performance insoles are clear with red inserts.  They are designed for all day activity and used by many of the Aline professional athletes.  Aline Active performance insoles are the most popular Aline model by far.

 

Interested in some performance care or seeing if Aline orthotics can help you?  Please feel free to give our office a call at 856-228-3100 or you can email us at our Contact Us Page linked below!

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SMART Tools – ITBand Treatment (Short Version)

So a lot of our patients have issues with pain, tenderness and tightness in and around the Iliotibial Band, often times referred to as the ITBand.  While in most cases there are various reasons why our patients present with pain in this particular tissue, treating it has been done various ways in the past, some with great success and some with no success.  Here at the office we do our best to treat each patient individually using a mixture of treatment methods best on several things like the presentation of the patients issue, where it is located on the ITBand (near the hip, in the middle of the femur, or at the lateral border of the knee) and the mechanism of injury or in some cases the mechanism of aggravation (take that runners, cyclists, and crossfitters, I have a new way of explaining to you guys and gals who like to say to me “but I never actually hurt it”).

In all conditions, the first thing most patients do is GOOGLE IT to see what comes up.  In most cases of googling things that sound like ITBand Syndrome, here is an excerpt of the results.

Iliotibial band syndrome occurs when the connective tissue (ligament) extending from the pelvic bone to the shinbone becomes so tight that it rubs against the thighbone. Distance runners and cyclists are especially susceptible to it.

The main symptom is pain between the hip and knees that worsens with activity.

Treatments such as physical therapy and sometimes corticosteroid injections may help. In rare cases, surgery may be needed.

In my opinion, the only thing Google got right in the treatment section is that physcial therapy almost always helps because a good physical therapist will help you strength the posterior gluteal regions, lateral hips, hip rotators and the pressure on the ITBand will decrease in almost all cases.  Every so often we find an ITBand that needs a corticosteroid injection but those are fairly rare as well.  We are not the biggest fans of ITBand release surgical procedures unless something other than running 5k’s is the causation to the problem, but again, every tool has it’s purpose and when properly used/applied it makes sense.  So getting past all of that, lets take a look at what we are working with here.

If you are familiar with our office, then you are familiar with the fact that we treat the Tensor Fasica Lata muscle on almost every runner and cyclist who comes to our office.  We also commonly treat gluteus medius, and sometimes gluteus maximus as well because the Iliotibialband itself is a fairly dense/tough piece of tissue that runs from the lateral border of the ilium down to the lateral border just below the knee and attaches to tibia, hence it’s name, the ITBand (Iliotibialband).

What a lot of patients don’t realize that now we are using SMART Tools as well for some “harder to deal with” cases of ITBand syndrome and this video from Smart Tools shows one very effective technique for mobilize the borders of the ITBand with motion.  As seen in the video below, this is just another way that we are ever expanding our use of manual medicine here at the office and not just relying on Chiropractic Manipulation, Active Release Technique, RockTape, Corrective Exercises, or SMART Tools IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation) to keep you, our patient, going and doing what you love!

Please note that if you ever need help from us about something giving you issues, please shoot us an email and will do our absolute best to get back to you in 24 hours or less!

Contact Us Page:  http://drmarkkemenoshandassociates.com/contact/

Need to see more pics of the Tensor Fascia Lata, Iliotibial Band, and Gluteus Medius you can trust, here is a cartoon version in a runner that is somewhat accurate.

Lastly, here are a few shots from our meeting at the Haddonfield Running Co a few weeks back where we talked running, problems like ITBand Pain, ITBand Tenderness, ITBand Tightness, and ITBand Syndrome.  In these pictures I the Active Release Techniques movements for treating the Tensor Fascia Lata and ITB!

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