DR. MARK KEMENOSH AND ASSOCIATES: HADDONFIELD
Dr. Craig Evans, DC
320 Haddon Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Approximately 1 mile
Your Choice For Active Release, Sports Injury, and Chiropractic Care
Schedule an Appointment, Call : 856-228-3100
Locations : Laurel Springs, Haddonfield, Mt Laurel, Somers Point, and Washington Township, NJ
Dr. Craig Evans, DC
320 Haddon Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Approximately 1 mile
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Dr. Mark was introduced to the Eldoa Method last fall at the TPI World Golf Classic and saw a great deal of refinement in the way they handled back related discomfort and pain when integrating exercises and stabilization movements into the mix. Once getting back and sharing some of the short videos he took at the seminar, his daughter Jill, a certified Pilates instructor took immediate interest since she has such close relationships with 5 chiropractors!
So what is the the Eldoa Method? 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 instructors. To see our last post about Dr. Mark and Jill taking the Eldoa part 1 certification courses last month, see the link below!
Without warning, and without Dr. Mark, Jill pressed on to part II of the Eldoa certification this month. The mix at Eldoa certification seminars ranges from Pilates and Yoga instructors all the way up to Physical Therapists and Chiropractors, which for the most part are the practitioners who deal most with back pain of all sorts.
BENEFITS OF ELDOA METHOD Classes and Instruction
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:
Definition: The ELDOA are postural exercises (LOADS) that you can do yourself with the primary goal being to increase the space within a chosen articulation. As the ELDOA “create” space, there is an improvement in joint mechanics, increased blood flow, reduced pressure on the discs, a reduction of pain, spinal disc rehydration, better muscle tone, improved posture, and a sense of well being and awareness.
The human spine is a complicated and vital structure. Compression and articular blocks can cause pain, arthritis and neurological conditions. The ELDOA exercises are a highly effective solution to these conditions. The ELDOA are very precise postures that target a specific joint region to provide relief from pain and restore balance. LOADS (Longitudinal Osteo-articular Decoaptation Stretches) are postural self-normalizing techniques, which aim at widening the space within a pair of joints. It is possible in one minute a day to relieve disc compression between L5-S1 or even more specifically at the base of the long arm of the left sacroiliac joint.
The coolest part of the seminars are that portions of the classes are taught right outside of the Super Dome in New Orleans! Check out these pictures and more from Jill’s second round of certifications in the ELDOA Method.
Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Associates with the help of our good friends at The Training Room Physical Therapy group of South Jersey are proud to announce we are hosting the SMART Tools Level 1 IASTM certification at our shared facility in Washington Township aka Sewell, NJ. We are putting the word out to everyone in manual medicine who would like to come out to feel welcome! We plan to have DPT’s (Doctors of Physical Therapy), DC’s (Doctors of Chiropractic), ATC’s (Athletic Trainers), and possibly more attending this event! The course is a full two days and will be held on July 29th and 30th, a little down the road in the middle of summer!
SMART TOOLS – LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION – SEWELL, NJ
Date: Sat July 29 – Sun July 30, 2017
Time: 8am – 5pm (each day)
Venue: The Training Room of Washington Township (Inside Velocity Sports Performance)
309 Fries Mill Rd
Sewell, NJ 08080
This course lays the foundation for how to properly use the SMART Tools most effectively with respect to movement. The tools were made specifically for these technique protocols to produce superior patient outcomes compared to other IASTM technique. This is an evidence-based technique that stresses early loading exercises and kinesiology tape after SMART Tools treatment.
The goal of therapy is to provide an optimal environment for the healing, by either modifying physiologic responses to injury (e.g., inflammation, muscle spasms, pain) or enhancing components of the normal musculoskeletal function (e.g., increase range of motion, increased muscular strength). No single therapeutic approach in isolation will completely resolve an impairment of musculoskeletal function. Smart Tool Plus® represents an approach to soft tissue manipulation that uses five different stainless steel instruments to release scar tissue, adhesions, and fascial restrictions. SMART Tools are designed to be used in conjunction with a thorough medical evaluation, movement based examination and other modalities to help patients overcome injuries.
Therapeutic stretches and exercises (preferably eccentric exercises) are necessary to promote tissue lengthening and collagen fiber realignment, which help to prevent the released tissue from becoming restricted again.
The primary objective of the Level 1 Certification course is to develop an understanding of the STP and how to apply it into the full spectrum of the musculoskeletal treatment approaches. By the end of the training, students will be able to:
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the STP Instruments, STP treatments and potential effects and benefits.
Identify and discuss the indications, contraindications (relative and absolute) of IASTM.
Review and develop a better understanding of soft tissue injury, healing and potential reactivity to instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (therapeutic and adverse).
Develop skill and competence in the STP application of the IASTM to the major regions of the spine and extremities.
Treatment effects of IASTM
This isn’t Gua Sha, nor is this another general IASTM course. This is a movement-based IASTM course unlike anything currently offered. Our training course addresses the neurological component, as well as the physiological component of the IASTM and corrective exercises in ways other courses do not.
This course is designed for clinicians that either have never used tools or have been using tools for years. Each will come away with new, innovative material.
So if you want faster patient outcomes, quicker recovery time, improved clinician ergonomics to save your hands, and last but not least, no patient bruising, then register for a course today and add a powerful technique to your toolbox… no pun intended.
Need more info? Ready to register?
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One of the hallmark reasons most of the associates here at Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Associates are excited to work on this team is because we do our best to adhere to the mantra of “do best by the patient”. As you can see on this article from our alma mater, the National University of Health Sciences further down, one of the fundamental lessons we learned was to treat the conditions you can treat and to refer out, ask for help, or even further research who can help the occasional issue we run into here at the offices.
At NUHS in Chicago, we had a pathologist on staff who was an MD and often times another MD and DO who floated around our clinic a few days each week. This helped introduce us to many different treatments and helped us to always remember that the answer may not always be purely Chiropractic oriented. We know that the future of better patient care is integrated healthcare and we do our best to help that process along at this office.
Just recently I received an email that a new MD would be helping out at our whole health clinic in Lombard, IL, please see the title and link below!
NUHS Whole Health Center welcomes Asad Zaman, M.D., to its clinical staff
So when you look around our website and notice that often times our office is sent referrals from pediatricians, orthopedics, family practice doctors, and many more, you can rest assured that we have earned the trust and respect of many in our field.
If you have questions or need help with issues that are holding you back, please give our office a call at 856-228-3100 or fill out a contact us request at the link below!
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!
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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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Last night while surfing the web another great review study popped up on a feed that stated the following, “Older, fitter adults experience greater brain activity while learning” and I couldn’t help but click on this article. As the oldest of the associates here at the office I pride myself on working out no less than three times weekly and every once in a blue moon I make it for a full seven days straight of high levels of activity. The weather almost always heavily plays into my workout schedules meaning that it is always easier to get a run in when it’s the summer time. Getting back to this article, I truly liked a few of the details. The source is very strong and for the most part things that come from Boston University are usually well grounded. You can read some of the excerpts below but it seems that a fairly strong correlation was made that staying active and healthy helped keep brain activity and memory in better shape when tested on both young and old! Good News!
Older, fitter adults experience greater brain activity while learning
January 13, 2017
Boston University Medical Center
Older adults who experience good cardiac fitness may be also keeping their brains in good shape as well. In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, older adults who scored high on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) tests performed better on memory tasks than those who had low CRF. Further, the more fit older adults were, the more active their brain was during learning.
Healthy young (18-31 years) and older adults (55-74 years) with a wide range of fitness levels walked and jogged on a treadmill while researchers assessed their cardiorespiratory fitness by measuring the ratio of inhaled and exhaled oxygen and carbon dioxide. These participants also underwent MRI scans which collected images of their brain while they learned and remembered names that were associated with pictures of unfamiliar faces.
The researchers found that older adults, when compared to younger adults, had more difficulty learning and remembering the correct name that was associated with each face. Age differences in brain activation were observed during the learning of the face-name pairs, with older adults showing decreased brain activation in some regions and increased brain activation in others. However, the degree to which older adults demonstrated these age-related changes in memory performance and brain activity largely depended on their fitness level. In particular, high fit older adults showed better memory performance and increased brain activity patterns compared to their low fit peers. The increased brain activation in the high fit older adults was observed in brain regions that show typical age-related decline, suggesting fitness may contribute to brain maintenance. Higher fit older adults also had greater activation than young adults in some brain regions, suggesting that fitness may also serve a compensatory role in age-related memory and brain decline.
Up until last year the “Chiropractic” write up on Harvard Health’s website was very bland and vanilla. It was more or less a very basic article. At some point in 2016, they updated it and it truly aligns with the feelings of our office and how we approach our piece of medicine!
Some VERY valuable outtakes from the article are:
“Most research on chiropractic has focused on spinal manipulation for back pain. Chiropractic treatment for many other problems—including other musculoskeletal pain, headaches, asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia—has also been studied. A recent review concluded that chiropractic spinal manipulation may be helpful for back pain, migraine, neck pain, and whiplash.”
“In addition, a chiropractor may advise you about changing your biomechanics and posture and suggest other treatments and techniques. The ultimate goal of chiropractic is to help relieve pain and help patients better manage their condition at home.”
Those two statements align extremely strongly with our views here at the office. All of the associates here at the office, Dr. Andrew, Dr. Craig, and Dr. Tim found a great deal of ease working with Dr. Kemenosh because he always feels strongly that you treat the conditions we know we can help with and we refer out to other medical professionals whenever that is the best options for the patient!
If you are suffering with pain, and old sports injury, a relatively new sports injury, or some type of dysfunction in the body, we may be able to help! If you have questions, you can always call our main line at 856-228.3100 or reach out to us on our CONTACT US PAGE BELOW!
The World Golf Fitness Summit hosted by the Titleist Performance Institute ( TPI ) is much more than about golf. Greg Rose, DC and Dave Phillips the founders of TPI, have assembled the greatest array of trainers, coaches, doctors and therapists in the sports medicine world. This is the cutting edge of treatment, movement science, injury prevention and ultimate performance in all sports driven by the big 4 professional sports, (baseball, basketball, football and hockey).
Tom House was especially interesting discussing how he trains the top QBs and pitchers. Grey Cook always has enlightening nuggets to drop about where functional movement is headed (sports specificity). Guy Voyer, DO displayed some different ideas in myofascial stretching, a movement exercise called ELDOA and joint pumping were mind blowing and missing links in many therapy circles.
And of course Greg and Dave talking about the similarities in explosive sports as well as ground force reaction.
It was like TED talks for athlete geeks by the Great Sports Disruptors. Don’t take our word for it however, check it out below! LOTS OF VIDEOS FROM 2014.