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South Jersey Turkey Trots 2019

Medford Lakes Colony Turkey Trot 2019 – https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/MedfordLakes/MedfordLakesColonyTurkeyTrot5K

Dr. Craig Evans and his family run the Medford Lakes Turker Trot every year! This race always sells out, do not hesitate!

Moorestown Turkey Trot 2019 – Low Key Race, no timing other than score board clock! – https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Moorestown/MoorestownTurkeyTrot

Ocean City, New Jersey – OCNJ – The Fast and the Furriest 5K Turkey Trot – https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/OceanCity/TheFastandthefurriest5KTurkeyTrot

Marlton, New Jersey – 4th Annual Marlton Turkey Trot – 5K Run – https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/EveshamTownship/MarltonTurkeyTrot5KRun

2nd Annual Haddons Pre-Game Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run – https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Haddonfield/HaddonsPreGameTurkeyTrot

West Deptford, NJ – Greater Woodbury Turkey Trot – https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/WestDeptford/WoodburyTurkeyTrot

Wenonah, NJ – The 5th Annual Wenonah Turkey Trot – https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Wenonah/AnnualWenonahTurkeyTrotandDrumstickDash

Wenonah is the hometown of Dr. Andrew Gross and Dr. Josh Sand, don’t be surprised if you see them on race day! Please note, the Wenonah Turkey Trot almost always sells out, so do not hesitate on signing up!

Haddon Township Turkey Trot 5k – https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Westmont/HaddonTownshipTurkeyTrot5k

Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children Turkey Trot 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk – https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Avalon/HelenLDillerVacationHomeTurkeyTrot5KRun15MileWalk

Marlton, NJ — Kings Grant Pine Cone Gobbler 5k – https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Marlton/KingsGrantPineConeGobbler5k

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Urgent – Please Read! – Changes in Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Could Affect YOU!

We apologize for sending out another email so close to our last, but this information can potentially affect us all! Please take a few moments of your day and read the following message. These changes will affect Chiro, PT, OT, Acupuncture and many other forms of manual therapy! 

Do you have HORIZON BCBS Insurance? Are you fed up with changes being made to your health insurance, regardless of the carrier, without your approval or even a solid warning of changes greatly reflecting your healthcare? PLEASE READ ON! 

BCBS is partnering with a 3rd party company to manage your chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, occupational therapy and speech therapy benefits. 

WHY IS THIS BAD? This company routinely denies care after just 5 visits of the 30 approved on many plans.  

Taking action is easy:  Click and SHARE this link:  https://p2a.co/7ioySQl

The link will automatically identify the constituent’s legislators and will send the message directly to them and other key legislators before this partnership is approved.  Please share this link and work together to fight this!

Thank you for taking the time to support this important message as we hope our elected officials will take a second look at this future partnership.

 

Information from other new sources –

NJ.com —
https://www.nj.com/business/2019/08/horizons-new-cost-cutting-plan-raises-fear-that-trips-to-chiropractor-may-be-limited.html?fbclid=IwAR35Tf61pJ2NyCcssntOSRzIV5wGd2rPisji7vSzFAUguCbMFusWDEW7IcQ

NJSpotlight –
https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/08/12/horizon-agreement-sparks-concerns-for-some-healthcare-providers/?ct=t%28EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_08_05_2019_COPY_01%29&mc_cid=ef25584ebd&mc_eid=db58c2138f&fbclid=IwAR2Was6EcSvBLdEOxbnIit2lHbJGM6iGOW-Yc7kzX33J4RWIFae-wrWnrrk

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What is Active Release Techniques®(ART) to Individuals, Athletes, and Patients?

ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

HOW DO OVERUSE CONDITIONS OCCUR?

Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc)
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

WHAT IS AN ART® TREATMENT LIKE?

Every ART® session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART® provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART®. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART® is not a cookie-cutter approach.

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Dr Mark Kemenosh and Assoc — PROPER CHILD BACKPACKS!

Children grow so quickly! Seriously take a look at your kids and you will realize they never stop growing! As they are growing their bones and muscles are susceptible to temporary backaches, joint pain, and muscle strains. Do your part to ensure your kids never start on the long road of back-related problems and choose the right backpack for them. Our team of Chiropractors at the office can help.

Meet our docs — https://drmarkkemenoshandassociates.com/meet-our-doctors/

To be safe, make it a game. The simplest tool is right in your bathroom. Get out that scale and weigh. Your small child’s backpack should weigh less than 10 pounds. For a 150-pound child, 15 pounds is the recommended maximum. For a 75 pound child, 7.5 pounds is the most they should safely carry.

Overly-heavy backpacks can contribute to ANY of the following:

  • Reduced blood flow
  • Lead to poor posture
  • Cause headaches
  • Disrupt natural curve of the middle and lower back
  • Cause the spine and muscles to lean to over compensate
  • Place undue stress on the lower back

TIPS FOR CHOOSING A GOOD BACKPACK:

Try to get your child into the habit of wearing a backpack correctly, i.e., putting it on right and picking it up CORRECTLY. This part seems so simple but we are all guilty of the morning rush to catch the bus and run out the door holding something awkwardly!

If you and your child follows these rules it’ll go a long way to maintain good spinal health.

Squat or kneel to pick up the backpack
Avoid twisting or bending picking up the backpack
Lift with the legs (goes for everything)
Slip it on (use a waist high table if you can)
Always wear both straps
Adjust the straps so the pack fits snugly
Always use the waist straps
If you are in the market for a new backpack make sure it has all or most of the following criteria:

Two Straps

Single strapped satchels are best avoided. It makes your child uneven and places the load off center on one side of their body. Two straps balance the load on both of their shoulders.

Realistic Size

We’ve all seen that kid with the bag bigger than they are; funny as it looks it’s no laughing matter. A child’s backpack should be no bigger than the child’s back and it should lie 1-2 inches below the shoulders, and no more than 4 inches below the waist.

Properly Padded Straps

Wide shoulder straps distribute the load over more surface area and wider is better, with a minimum of two padded inches the best way to go.

Padded Back Pad

A padded back alleviates any nasty pressure points and protects from that pencil case or game system poking the spine.

For more information use the contact us page on our website or make an appointment today! 856.228.3100

https://drmarkkemenoshandassociates.com/contact/

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Coffee: How many cups are too much to drink a day?

PLEASE NOTE THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON SCIENCE DAILY AND NOTED BELOW! As a bunch of coffee and tea drinkers, we found this exceptionally interesting and worthy of being shared on our blog at this office! – Craig Evans, DC, ART

Date: May 10, 2019

Source: University of South Australia

Summary: A morning coffee is an essential for many people looking to kick start their day. But while the humble coffee may be a vital feature of the daily grind, how much is too much?

Latte, cappuccino or short black, a morning coffee is an essential for many people looking to kick start their day. But while the humble coffee may be a vital feature of the daily grind, how much is too much?

While the pros and cons of drinking coffee have been debated for decades, new research from the University of South Australia reveals that drinking six or more coffees a day can be detrimental to your health, increasing your risk of heart disease by up to 22 per cent.

In Australia, one in six people are affected by cardiovascular disease. It is a major cause of death with one person dying from the disease every 12 minutes. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, yet one of the most preventable.

Investigating the association of long-term coffee consumption and cardiovascular disease, UniSA researchers Dr Ang Zhou and Professor Elina Hyppönen of the Australian Centre for Precision Health say their research confirms the point at which excess caffeine can cause high blood pressure, a precursor to heart disease.

This is the first time an upper limit has been placed on safe coffee consumption and cardiovascular health.

“Coffee is the most commonly consumed stimulant in the world — it wakes us up, boosts our energy and helps us focus — but people are always asking ‘How much caffeine is too much?’,” Prof Hyppönen says.

“Most people would agree that if you drink a lot of coffee, you might feel jittery, irritable or perhaps even nauseas — that’s because caffeine helps your body work faster and harder, but it is also likely to suggest that you may have reached your limit for the time being.

“We also know that risk of cardiovascular disease increases with high blood pressure, a known consequence of excess caffeine consumption.

“In order to maintain a healthy heart and a healthy blood pressure, people must limit their coffees to fewer than six cups a day — based on our data six was the tipping point where caffeine started to negatively affect cardiovascular risk.”

Using UK Biobank data of 347,077 participants aged 37-73 years, the study explored the ability of the caffeine-metabolizing gene (CYP1A2) to better process caffeine, identifying increased risks of cardiovascular disease in line with coffee consumption and genetic variations.

Prof Hyppönen says that despite carriers of the fast-processing gene variation being four times quicker at metabolising caffeine, the research does not support the belief that these people could safely consume more caffeine, more frequently, without detrimental health effects.

“An estimated three billion cups of coffee are enjoyed every day around the world,” Prof Hyppönen says.

“Knowing the limits of what’s good for you and what’s not is imperative.

“As with many things, it’s all about moderation; overindulge and your health will pay for it.”


Story Source:

Materials provided by University of South AustraliaNote: Content may be edited for style and length.


Journal Reference:

  1. Ang Zhou, Elina Hyppönen. Long-term coffee consumption, caffeine metabolism genetics, and risk of cardiovascular disease: a prospective analysis of up to 347,077 individuals and 8368 casesThe American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2019; 109 (3): 509 DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy297

University of South Australia. “Coffee: How many cups are too much to drink a day?.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 10 May 2019. <http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190510095102.htm>.

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Active Release Techniques Therapy

Active Release Techniques:
Active Release Techniques (ART) is a patented soft tissue treatment system invented by Colorado Springs, CO Chiropractor Mike Leahy. Active Release Therapy is a form of deep tissue work that involves the muscles, tendons, fascia (covers muscle), ligaments, and nerves. It is used to treat acute or chronic injuries, repetitive strain injury and nerve entrapment’s like carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. ART is also used before and after surgery to reduce scar tissue formation and build up.

What conditions can ART help?
ART can alleviate headaches, TMJ pain, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, hand pain, thumb pain, hip pain, knee pain, calf pain, ankle pain, and foot pain. ART also works on common injuries like; ITB Syndrome, Runners Knee, Shin Splints, Plantar Fasciitis, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow, Piriformis Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Sciatica. ART also can remove scar tissue build up after surgery, and scar tissue build up from joint replacements, instead of going through painful and sometimes risky manipulations under Anesthesia.

How does ART work?
ART works to break up and remove scar tissue deep within and between muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. ART treatment is a hands on treatment where the doctor contacts the injured muscle, joint, ligament, or nerves with his thumb or fingers, the tissue is then shortened and moved through a range of motion while a tension is held over the injured structure. This breaks up the scared or fibrotic tissue present while reducing pain and improving range of motion.

How long will it take?
The average number of ART treatments for all conditions ranges between 5-15 visits per condition depending on severity and duration of symptoms. Typically treatments are 10-15 minutes long, and patients should bring shorts for lower back, hip, knee, ankle or foot injuries. For neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand injuries a tank top is recommended.

What do I do if I have questions?
Please use the CONTACT US page on our website or give us a call today!
https://drmarkkemenoshandassociates.com/contact/

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Lower Back Injury and what you can do!

Every year thousands of people suffer some type of lower back injury. This often requires a visit to their chiropractor as a result of gardening or doing some other type of yard work. This happens a lot in the spring when people are anxious to get outside and tend to their yards after months of being penned indoors by the winter season.

It is relatively easy to injure your back, especially if you are moving heavy objects around the yard. While good chiropractic care is always one of the first things you should do after receiving such an injury, you also want to consider the fact that chiropractic care, which occurs on a fairly regular basis, may help to curb some of these injuries in the first place as does following some common safety precautions when you are working in your yard. Our team can help you improve your readiness for the spring season using Active Release Technique, Chiropractic Manipulation, home exercise strategies, and improving your stretching at home as well!

There are a number of tips that can help you when it comes to preventing back injuries while you are working in your yard. Perhaps one of the most important things to remember is that in most cases, the more fit you are the less likely you are to suffer an injury of this type. Fitness is a good idea in any case and this is especially true when you are performing any type of rigorous physical activity. Good muscle tone and flexibility will go a long way toward helping you stay healthy and free from back injuries that can be very painful.

In addition, you always want to lift properly. Always lift with your knees and keep your feet in front of you approximately a shoulder length apart or even slightly wider. Whatever you do, always avoid lifting with your back. This is one of the primary reasons that people receive back injuries in the first place. Another thing you can do to reduce your chances of injuring your back is to use tools that work well for you. If you are an individual with a smaller build, you need to use smaller tools and try not to move things that are too heavy without help.

Of course, if you do feel tightness in your back, or you have had an especially hard day, you can typically relieve much of the tension by icing the muscles appropriately. If you prefer, you may want to alternate ice and heat in order to reduce inflammation and then relax the muscles. Ensure that you do not apply ice directly to the skin and that you use caution when applying heat as well.

It is always a good idea to visit your chiropractor on a regular basis even if you are not currently experiencing any problems. Professional golfers in particular have recently shown that they stay in top shape with semi regular visits to the chiropractor. This can prevent you from suffering a back injury or some other type of injury while you are working in your yard.

In the event that you do suffer an injury our team would be more than happy to help and can be an integral part of the recovery process. Working in your yard and getting ready for spring is something that most people enjoy, but it is also something that you should do carefully in order to ensure that you do not injure yourself. Be safe and contact us with any questions you may have.

If you have questions, please use our CONTACT US page at the following link!

https://drmarkkemenoshandassociates.com/contact/

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Tri856 Kick Off Party – Spring 2019 – Aistriu Marlton

Very excited to be invited back once again for the Tri856 Kick Off Party held this year at Aistriu in Marlton, NJ! We practically broke the seams of the Haddonfield Running Co last year, so in order to grow had to move over to Aistriu! We are always thankful to our friends at the Running Co of Haddonfield for ALWAYS BEING THE BEST, but this club is growing by leaps and bounds in 2019!

Triathletes, Triathlon coaches, Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Chiropractors and Physical Therapists all combined under one roof for more than a few reasons to chat all kinds of issues surrounding the sport of triathlon! If you were worried that we didn’t have any fun, just see the pictures below!

Thank you SO VERY MUCH to Aistriu for hosting our event, not kicking us out for being corny and in general just being FANTASTIC HOSTS!

https://aistriu.com/

Thank you SO VERY MUCH to Tri856 for making sure we were invited and had plenty of space to show off and demo Active Release Techniques!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/706548002855527/

Thank you very much for placing us perfectly between two great physical therapy groups! We kept them from turning the opportunity to turn this into a physical therapist cage match (just kidding).

The Training Room PT – Offices in Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Washington Township and Garnet Valley PA
https://thetrainingroompt.com/

Reclaim Physical Therapy – Office right beside Aistriu in Marlton!
https://www.reclaimptnj.com/

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Haddonfield Adrenaline 5K Race and Post Active Release Party 2019

The Haddonfield Adrenaline 5K Race went off with a bang this year, just like it has every year in the past and will continue to do so in the future! Dr’s Trisha Sileo and Craig Evans both ran the race and held their own in different respective ways. Dr. Trisha held a solid race long pace of about 30 seconds faster than she normally trains at during cardio races and Dr. Craig nearly pushed his daughters in the double stroller to a sub 30 minute total race which may likely be one of his best to date in the double stroller.

Across the board times were very fast for the event and several men and women finished in sub 20 minutes which is a very good sign for the quality of field that a race like the Adrenaline Run brings out each year. The race quality is thankful for the concerted efforts of the Haddonfield Running Co and the best shoe sponsor around, Brooks Running! Dave and TJ always make the day great and outside support from running clubs like the SJAC (South Jersey Athletic Club), Pine Land Striders, Run856, Run215, Break Neck Running Club and the Bryn Mawr Running Clubs are always great to see. Various high school and college aged runners from various organizations are almost always present as well including Haddonfield High School, Haddon Township High School, Haddon Heights School, Cherry Hill East, Cherry Hill West, Cherokee, Lenape, Shawnee, Bishop Eustace and Camden Catholic were all represented to at least some extent!

For us, some of the most fun comes after the race when we set up a few chiropractic tables in the basement of the Haddonfield Running Company and get to work using Active Release, IASTM, and our Chiropractic skills on most any runner who is or has been a patient. Talking running and working with runners to solve “runner probs” is more or less when of the best parts about this job! Thank you ten times over to the Haddonfield Running Co for hosting such an AWESOME race and letting us be a part of it now for 7 or 8 years straight!

Here are some pictures of the post race Active Release being done in the basement of the Running Co, it’s sweaty, a lot of bad jokes are told and a lot of running injuries are discussed! Click on the thumbnails below for some priceless expressions.

Need help with a running injury, back pain, or some other sports injury in South Jersey? Use the contact us page to get in touch or call our office today, 856.228.3100
https://drmarkkemenoshandassociates.com/contact/

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ALINE Systems – Shoe Insoles, Shoe Inserts & Arch Supports

ALINE Systems Insoles have revolutionized the insole category with their multi-patented suspension zones, ribbed arches, and contour zones.

ALINE orthotics are designed to enhance your performance through improved support and alignment of the foot, ankle and lower kinematic chain! The alignment of your body is critical to proper and healthy movement. Our patented ALINE Suspension Technology combines over 100 moving ribs, bio mechanically correct supports, engineered suspension zones, a heel cup and gel pad to place your body in the correct alignment at the correct times during activity.

When you look at some of the less “performance minded” models of shoes from even the best sports shoe manufacturers, the amount of insole material supporting your arch is simply not good enough. In recent years, some running shoe manufactures have gotten better but often times soccer cleats, football cleats, baseball cleats, and high end basketball shoes are laughable when it comes to providing a proper or well fitted arch support.

Over 1000 professional athletes from Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, Adventure racing, Snowboarding, Skiing, Cycling, MMA, Golf and other sports are wearing ALINE today to improve their training and performance. More than 100 X-Games medals, 13 Professional Golf Tournaments and 12 Olympic medals have been won by athletes with ALINE under their feet. Recently ALINE’s golf insole technology has even led to changes in the way some golf pros recognize and adapt to ground reactive forces!

If you need to know more information about our ALINE Performance Insoles, please drop us a line on our CONTACT US PAGE – https://drmarkkemenoshandassociates.com/contact/ or call our main office today! 856.228.3100

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