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Mount Laurel NJ Office Open House – November 18th, 2017 from Noon – 4 PM with Framework Pilates

While the details are not 100% set in stone just yet, we will be hosting an open house for our Mount Laurel office in about 30 days!

Date:  November 18th, 2017

Time:  Noon to 4 PM

Address:  3131 New Jersey 38 #11B, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054 (Upstairs! Above Flowers by Elizabeth!)

Phone Number:  (856) 228-3100

We are doing our best to make sure that we have an RSVP set up on Event Brite by this weekend!

We know for sure that we must start at noon because Dr. Mark always attends the Cross Country Meet Of Champions at Holmdel, NJ and Dr. Craig has friends, family and patients running in the Rothman 8k and Philly Half Marathon that morning!  LuluLemon will be hosting a trunk show, food and drinks will be available, and we will be giving away Pilates lessons!

The main host of this event will be Framework Pilates which you can see more info about their techniques at http://frameworkbodies.com/

Framework Pilates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frameworkbodies/

We will update this post the moment we have more information and link to RSVP at Event Brite!

 

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The 22nd Annual Cross Country Cherokee Challenge – Cherokee High School – Marlton NJ

We will be attending and setting up once again this year at the Cherokee Challenge kick off race of South Jersey! We had so much fun sweating it out last year that we couldn’t say no to coming back again this year. We will be just to the right of the Running Co of South Jersey.

This unusual meet, sponsored by Nike and The Running Company of South Jersey, with its shorter racing distances, class scoring, and unique coed team scoring, provides a great, low-key opportunity for runners to begin the competitive season, and we hope you “take the Challenge” this year!

Link to NJ Mile Split:  http://nj.milesplit.com/meets/283039/info#.WZxXJ1GGPIU

Link to Cherokee Challenge Main Website: http://www.ccctf.com/ch_chal_main.html

2016 Girls Cherokee Challenge Alyssa Aldridge Takes 2nd in Junior Race: http://nj.milesplit.com/videos/154640

2016 Cherokee Challenge by Running Works Pics: http://nj.milesplit.com/photos/pro/32040

We hope to see you at Cherokee High School on September 9, 2017 which is just a few weeks away, enjoy the rest of your summer and keep training hard, September and October will be here before you know it!

Additional Cherokee Challenge Info

Race Schedule

9:00AM Middle School Girls
9:20 Middle School Boys
9:40 Frosh Girls
10:00 Frosh Boys
10:20 Soph Girls
10:40 Soph Boys
11:00 Junior Girls
11:20 Junior Boys
11:40 Senior Girls
12:00 Senior Boys.

2 Miles for all High School Events
1.5 Miles for all Middle School Events

Records

HS Boys — Shawn Wilson Cherokee 2012 9:26
HS Girls — Jillian Smith Southern 2008 10:41
MS Boys — Max Adams Cinnaminson 2013 7:28
MS Boys — Derek Gess Haddonfield 2014 7:28
MS Girls — Briana Gess Haddonfield 2012 7:38

Running Co of South Jersey: http://runningco.com/

Running Works: https://runningworks.com/

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Atrophy of gluteus maximus among women with a history of chronic low back pain

Saw a nice article recently post from our neighbors over at Department of Physical Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 3 Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Article Title: Atrophy of gluteus maximus among women with a history of chronic low back pain

Methods:  For this case-control study, we analyzed medical history and pelvic computed tomography (CT) scans for 36 female patients with a history of chronic LBP, and 32 female patients without a history of LBP. Muscle cross-sectional area of gluteus maximus was measured from axial CT scans using OsiriX MD software, then was normalized to patient height, and used to compare the two groups. The number of back pain-related medical visits was also correlated with gluteus maximus cross-sectional area.

Conclusions: This research demonstrated a previously only minimally explored relationship between gluteus maximus cross-sectional area and LBP in women. Further research is indicated in individuals with varying age, sex, and LBP diagnoses.

Direct Link: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0177008

Take away ideas from this study in a nut shell:  

This research confirmed Thomas Jefferson’s Physical Therapy Researchers hypothesis that Glute Max atrophy would be greater in individuals with chronic LBP. Further research is indicated on Glute Max CSA in individuals with varying age, sex, and LBP diagnoses. Research on the potential impact of exercise interventions targeting GM in individuals with chronic LBP is also indicated.

If you are struggling with low back pain, we can almost always help! We combine chiropractic, active release, home exercise programs and much more to the treatment of all types of back pain. Give us a call at 856.228.3100 for more information or send us an email a the link below!

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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 Washington Township (Sewell) Office has changed locations – Now at 601 Hollydell Drive

In a whirlwind week of changes, we also had to change up our Washington Township (Sewell) New Jersey office recently to keep up with our good friends at The Training Room Physical Therapy!  We are now located inside of Webb Fitness and MMA at 601 Hollydell Drive, Washington Township, NJ 08080 (aka The Hollydell Ice Arena).

We know are in the same group of businesses as

Webb Fitness and MMA (Formerly UFC Gym of Washington Township) – https://www.facebook.com/webbfitnessandmma/

Hollydell Ice Arena – http://www.hollydell.com/

The Training Room of Washington Township (Sewell) – https://thetrainingroompt.com/locations/sewell-nj/

Please contact our main office with any questions at 856.228.3100 OR use the Contact Us form below!

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Framework Pilates and Functional Movement – Now accepting appointments – Mount Laurel NJ

The announcements just keep coming this week as we keep preparing to make our newest office, Mount Laurel, a hustling and bustling operation of Chiropractic, Active Release Technique, and so much more!  What else could there be you might be wondering? Don’t look down, don’t it.  But if you do look down, be sure to click on the thumbnail images!

Jill Kemenosh is now ready to launch her Pilates gym as well at our newest location in Mount Laurel, NJ. FRAMEWORK specializes in Pilates, ELDOA, Functional Movement and Infrared Sauna services. Offering classes, private and semi-private appointments.

Please have a look at Frameworks website and Facebook pages:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/frameworkbodies/

Website:  http://frameworkbodies.com/

If you have questions, feel free to call Framework at 856.761.2332

Jill began her Pilates practice at 14. Her love for the Authentic Pilates™ system, as well as the results that it produces spurred her to further her education. Jill completed her instructor certification, in 2016, through the New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program. To date, this is still one of Pilates’ most prestigious and rigorous programs.

Upon completion, she taught at Uptown Pilates and ModelFIT, in New York. Her clients ranged from high profile supermodels and celebrities to people recovering from injuries or surgeries.

Recently, Jill has completed certifications in both CAFS (Certification in Applied Functional Science) and 3DMAPS (Movement Analysis and Performance) through Gray Institute, as well as the ELDOA method through The Legacy Institute.

Jill prioritizes the needs and goals of her clients above all else. She hopes to empower those she works with and have a positive impact on their lives.

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More Big News! We are now BACK in network with AETNA!

We were notified that as of August 1st,  2017 we are a participating provider with AETNA once again. This change comes as the landscape of insurance has settled a bit.  We know many of our patients and patients friends have eagerly awaiting this announcement.  We are very excited to get the word out that we are again IN NETWORK with AETNA and look forward to hearing from you soon. If you have questions or need information about our office, feel free to call our main line at 856.228.3100 or use the contact us page listed below!

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Big News! The Mount Laurel Office Opens Next Week!

For weeks now we have been bursting at the seams to announce that the Mount Laurel, NJ office is ready to open it’s doors and we can finally say that it is happening next week! We had our hiccups, but now that the office is getting ready to open, we are as excited as ever to get this project kicked into the next gear.

The office was designed from the ground up to be something that our entire team has been wanting to do for well over a year now, to have a Chiropractic and Active Release office that also offers functional training methods like Pilates, ELDOA, Yoga and more, with the space to easily support it all is what we went after.  Half of the office will be based around what you normally expect from our team, Chiropractic, Active Release Technique with the other half of the office housing Framework Bodies Pilates and Functional Movement. 

We are in the same building as Bank of America, Victoria’s Bagel Bistro, Rita’s Water Ice, Atlantic Care Urgent Care, Tres Yan and Wu and Mount Laurel Photo. We are on the second floor of the building meaning you will enter the building between Tres Yan and Wu and the Florist. You will then take the stairs or elevator to our second floor office we are sharing with Framework Pilates and Ultimate Mortgage!

Here are some photos of the office taken earlier this week as we cleaned and setup for the chiropractic side of the office to be fully ready to go next week (08/07/2017 – 08/11/2017).  Please note these pictures are 4 days old at this point and things have progressed along further, we just haven’t taken updated photos yet!  For any and all information on appointments at our Mount Laurel office, please always call our main phone number at 856.228.3100

If you are looking to get in touch with Framework Pilates and Functional Movement, you can call to schedule a class at 856.761.2332.

Framework Pilates and Functional Movement Contact Us:  http://frameworkbodies.com/contact/

Framework Pilates and Functional Movement Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/frameworkbodies/

One of the hallmarks of our newest office is the addition of one of the very few Cox 8 Flexion Distraction tables in New Jersey.  The Cox 8 Flexion Distraction are unique in that they very gently treat and restore normal spinal joint function, decompress herniated discs, and in some cases can help relieve issues associated with spinal stenosis to varying degrees.  Below are some videos of the Cox 8 Flexion Distraction in action.

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LBI Splash and Dash or SUP and Dash Race at Bayview Park – Long Beach Island, NJ

LBI Splash and Dash or SUP and Dash Race at Bayview Park

Only 17 days until the LBI Splash and Dash or SUP and Dash at Bayview Park, Brant Beach on Long Beach Island, NJ

Your choice of races:

Swim 1/4 mile and Run 3 miles

or

Stand Up Paddle 3/4 mile and Run 3 miles

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Time: 6:30 PM

Address: 6805 Long Beach BLVD, Brant Beach, NJ

We will take race day registrations — 6:30 pm start

To sign up, use the following link at run sign up!

https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/BrantBeach/LBISplashandDashRace2

Need to rent a board for the stand up (SUP) portion of the race?

SUP Rentals from Acme Surf and Sport $20 a board 609-492-5150 – AcmeBeachandBike.com

For more info or to sign up, use the following link at run sign up!

https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/BrantBeach/LBISplashandDashRace2

 

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The New York Times – Bring On the Exercise, Hold the Painkillers

Over the weekend a fantastic article that speaks to a team of chiropractors like we have at the office appeared on my social feeds! On The New York Times Running Newsletter the following article was published about exercise and why some forms of NSAID’s and Painkillers and endurance athletes like runners, swimmers, and cyclists should think first before just dismissing the issue and reaching for ibuprofen or naproxen in most cases.

Taken directly from the article by Gretchen Reynolds:

Taking ibuprofen and related over-the-counter painkillers could have unintended and worrisome consequences for people who vigorously exercise. These popular medicines, known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, work by suppressing inflammation. But according to two new studies, in the process they potentially may also overtax the kidneys during prolonged exercise and reduce muscles’ ability to recover afterward.

Direct Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/well/move/bring-on-the-exercise-hold-the-painkillers.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ru_20170707&nl=running&nl_art=1&nlid=80378830&ref=headline&te=1&_r=0

NSAID use is especially widespread among athletes in strenuous endurance sports like marathon and ultramarathon running. By some estimates, as many as 75 percent of long-distance runners take ibuprofen or other NSAIDs before, during or after training and races.

Being a marathoner myself I cannot refute the fact that on occasion I do take the label dosage of ibuprofen but understand that in most cases this is a poor choice for dealing with a running issue.  While most outsiders think of our office as “just another chiropractic office” we also offer Active Release Technique, commonly referred to as “ART” and in sports like running, cycling, and swimming, we usually offer a huge amount of upside with treatment to all sorts of issues commonly encountered.  I have even broken myself to some extent to not use ibuprofen (advil) or naproxen (aleve), which at times is tough with very small injuries that often times only slow me down, but do not keep me from running and going to the gym.

Some other valuable links about “pills” and runners / endurance athletes to check out are the following!

The Pill Problem – The right drug can relieve pain and discomfort—or put you in a world of hurt.

Direct Link: http://www.runnersworld.com/injury-treatment/what-runners-should-know-about-pain-medications

From the article written by Christie Ashwanden:

After winning a 24-hour track run in record time, Stephanie Ehret should have been celebrating. Instead, she was in a Phoenix emergency room, vomiting up a strange substance, which a doctor informed her was part of her digestive-tract lining. Feverish and nauseous, Ehret could barely move. “I’d never felt so bad,” she says. “I was pretty sure I was dying.”

A few hours later, doctors diagnosed the problem—rhabdomyolysis, a potentially fatal precursor to kidney failure. Though dehydration and overexertion contributed to Ehret’s condition, doctors told her that the 12 ibuprofen pills she’d taken during the 24-hour race had pushed her kidneys into the danger zone.

When used properly, over-the-counter pain medications can be a godsend. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can tame many pains. And non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen can reduce pain and swelling in the first few days following an acute injury like an ankle sprain. The trouble comes, doctors say, when people, like Ehret, misuse these drugs. “A couple of ibuprofens really helped, so I figured more was better,” Ehret says. Indeed, many runners treat anti-inflammatory drugs like “vitamin I,” says pharmacologist Joe Graedon, coauthor of The People’s Pharmacy book series. “They think, I’m putting my body through a lot, so I’ll just dose up on ibuprofen, without appreciating how potentially dangerous this drug can be.”

The Dangers Of Mixing Meds While Running

Direct Link:  https://houseofrunning.com/the-dangers-of-mixing-meds-and-running/

From the article written by Laurie Villarreal for House of Running –

I was at the start of the CPC half marathon last weekend when a runner said to me that she had just taken some ibuprofen for a headache. I immediately thought, “oh no, bad idea.” While ibuprofen might help with a headache or with post-race inflammation, it can be too risky to take before a running event. This is something that I never do. Before mixing medication with running, it’s quite important for you to know the risks as well.

Ibuprofen is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug), which can be particularly risky for runners. NSAIDs also include the common drugs aspirin and naproxen, as well as many others. When taken before or during a run, it can cause harm to your kidneys, increase your blood pressure to risky levels, and put you at greater risk for hyponatremia. No matter the reason for taking an NSAID, it is not often worth the risk.

The best part about being a chiropractor who specializes in Active Release Technique here in South Jersey is that more than likely we can correct most running issues using hands on Myofascial Manipulation coupled with treatments like Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation and some NATURAL anti-inflammatories to keep you running, biking, swimming, cross fitting, ninjaing and more at a very high level!

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