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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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Dr Mark Kemenosh and Associates – Chiropractic Clinic – Bulging Discs – Herniated Discs

Bulging Discs – Herniated Discs – Slipped Discs – Back Pain – Sciatica

Have you ever heard of a slipped disc? It’s a misnomer. Discs almost never truly “slip”, but they can often times bulge or herniate. When they do, our team can almost always be able to help. Intervertebral disc disorders are referred to as “contained” or “non-contained.” A bulging disc is considered a contained disc disorder.

What is a bulging disc?

A bulging disc is actually the tough outer layer of cartilage in between your vertebrae that has not fully broken open – think of squeezing a balloon filled with hair gel. The disc may protrude into the spinal canal without pain or breaking open, instead, a small bubble pops out but remains attached to the disc.
Discs are exactly the right size to fit between your vertebrae so when a disc bulges, it extends outside the space it should normally occupy and can push into nerves in your spinal column.
Bulging is considered part of the normal aging process of the disc making bulging discs an extremely common spinal injury. A bulging disc can stay relatively pain free and undetected until you twist the wrong way, lift the wrong object, sneeze, or cough. A bulging disc can cause excruciating pain, lead to a diminished range of motion, and can in some cases cause organ dysfunction.
The good news is that even an acute disc bulge can heal itself over time and your chiropractor can likely help the healing process happen more efficiently.

Here are 4 steps you can follow to ease the pain of a bulging disc:

  1. Develop a relationship with the team at our office!

There are many bulging disc treatments; talk to your chiropractor and ask questions about your MRI or X-ray. Everyone is different and a good chiropractor can help you find the correct wellness path and will not close off any avenue to get you well. In our office we offer several diffferent methods of Chiropractic, Active Release Technique, Cox Flexion Distraction Technique and many others for helping you deal with the pain and related issues of discal problems.

  1. Improve your posture

Reduce or eliminate bending, lifting, twisting and even sitting for too long. Sleep on your back with your knees propped up, or on your side with a pillow between your legs. These simple adjustments will ease the stress on the disc in question. We often overlook something as basic as good posture in cases of a disc related issue, but it is paramount to keep the disc as centered and comfortable with the loads being distrubuted evenly.

  1. Strengthen your core

Your abdominal muscles and leg muscles all support your back. While the core was once thought to only be the abdominal muscles, we now commonly refer to the core as being everything from the diaphragm which attaches to your thoracic spine. Modified yoga or Pilates routines that eliminate twisting, stooping or bending can help heal your bulging disc or help to prevent further damage. Our pilates team in Mount Laurel offers modified courses in ELDOA and Pilates which target specific types of back pain related disorders as well.

Contact our team at Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Associates today if you are suffering with the problems listed above. We look forward to hearing from you soon, 856.228.3100

If you have questions and need to email our doctors, please use the Contact Us Page on our website today!

To visit the website for our Pilates – Barre – ELDOA clases, please visit Frame Work Bodies today!

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Common causes of foot pain – plantar heel pain versus plantar fasciitis

Plantar Heel Pain – soreness or tenderness of the heel that has a location restricted to the UNDERSIDE (heel pad) of the heel bone. Pain often times radiates from the central part of the heel pad towards the BACK OF THE HEEL itself…

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Plantar Fasciitis – involves inflammation of the thick band of tissue (THE PLANTAR FASCIA) that runs across the bottom of your foot from the heel bone to your toes. Pain usually starts in the front of the heel bone and feels like it travels through the plantar fascia towards the toes.

Heel pain, plantar fasciitis, plantar heel pain, usually respond well to Active Release Technique and IASTM at our office!

The Bad News: It sucks and it hurts, usually causing us to limp.

The Good News: We treat them both and know when to ask for HELP if need be!

Struggling with either issue, give us a call 856.228.3100 or EMAIL US ON OUR CONTACT US PAGE below!

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Harvard Health – Sauna use linked to longer life, fewer fatal heart problems

Found a real gem earlier this weekend about the positive effects of sauna use published on a website you might just have heard of, Harvard, which as we all know is kind of a big deal!

Link to original article: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/sauna-use-linked-longer-life-fewer-fatal-heart-problems-201502257755

In our Mount Laurel office that we share with Framework Pilates and Functional Movement, you will notice that we built a room dedicated a Clear Light Infrared Sauna which has several health benefits, however when I found this article posted on a world class institution like Harvard, I got a bit more excited to get the word out further about this great tool for keeping yourself healthy.

Infrared Sauna Detox and Revive

*** This blog post is unfinished, more info to come ***

Check out all the great info for this device over at Framework Pilates — http://frameworkbodies.com/about/infrared-sauna/

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Renowned Surgeon Dr. James Andrews on How to Protect Young Pitchers from Arm Injuries – The Dan Patrick Show – 6/14/2017 – Throwing Injuries

Ok, so you’re looking for advice on how to keep your kids playing baseball pain and injury free! You realize that limiting throwing injuries is very important to the health of your children’s arm. You have come to the right place! This post just doesn’t go out for baseball players! This post is great for runners, gymnasts, football, soccer, cheer leading and any other athlete potentially doing too much of any single activity.  Doing the same sport or activity year round in young athletes creates problems due to fatigue of the structures involved and then leading to over use injuries. You don’t have to take our word for it, because Dr. James Andrews has it all laid out for you as the expert on this topic, and the doctor who reattaches the structures if they eventually tear! The first video is very short and focuses only on the problems associated with throwing arms. The second interview is a bit longer and talks somewhat about Dr. Andrews history, growing up an Atlanta Braves fan, working on arm issues in quarterbacks (Troy Aikman) and the surgery he is most proud of which he talks about in ACL surgeries, the REHAB BEHIND ACL SURGERIES, and the Tommy John Surgery. “I believe it starts in youth baseball if you take a comprehensive history”. “The problem in youth baseball is specialization and overworking them, year round baseball is leading to overuse injuries” as stated in the second video.

More info on Tommy John surgery, better known as UCL surgery or Ulnar Collateral Ligament surgery, from good trusted sources.

Johns Hopkins University Hospital:  https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/orthopaedic/Tommy_John_Surgery_22,TommyJohnSurgery

Stop Sports Injuries: http://www.stopsportsinjuries.org/STOP/Blog/Posts/The%20Myths%20Surrounding%20Tommy%20John%20Surgery.aspx?WebsiteKey=22144c04-3260-4510-b318-8b5768345a42

The point of this post is to purely discuss the pros and cons of overthrowing young arms and handing out solid, well rounded information on injuries to throwing arms. If you are having issues and feel like you need professional help, give our office a call at 856.228.3100 or email us on our Contact Us page listed below!

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Knee Pain – A common injury with many causes – Dr Mark Kemenosh and Associates

Link to original content – http://activerelease.com/news.asp

ART® has a long history working with athletes of all kinds, and was actually developed when the founder, Dr. P. Michael Leahy was working with elite athletes to help them get back to peak performance more quickly. No matter the kind of athletic endeavor in which you partake, knee injuries are a common frustration that can be resolved with ART® In addition to being extremely prevalent, knee injuries can also be some of the most nagging, because they can take a long time to come back from, and can stop people from working out or training for weeks or months.

The knee must support body weight as well as flex and extend to generate the propulsive forces needed to move the body. To help the knee serve its very important function, it is surrounded by a complex group of muscles that must be strong, flexible, and coordinated enough to protect and stabilize the knee.

Knee injuries are so common because the knee is interconnected with other joints, namely the hip and the ankle, as a part of the kinetic chain. The knee is a hinge joint that is designed to move backward and forward, but the other joints in the kinetic chain, the hip and ankle, move front to back, side to side, and around in circles. Understanding how pain in one joint can come from elsewhere in the kinetic chain is an important part of how ART® providers diagnose a soft-tissue injury. Very often, knee pain is symptomatic of issues in the adjacent muscles or joints. If the hip or foot has even a minor issue such as over-tightness, weakness, muscle imbalance, or faulty alignment, it can overload the bones and ligaments in the knee, and places even more demand on the muscles around the knee as they try to keep it from moving from side to side or twisting.

When there is a problem anywhere in this kinetic chain, the knee is often the first place to develop pain, even if it is not the source of the problem. This is referred to as movement compensation. The forces generated by any athletic activity do not get properly distributed and they become focused at the knee. For this reason, when diagnosing knee pain, ART® providers know that they must examine the entire kinetic chain, and not just the knee and its surrounding muscles. Treatment that focuses on just the knee often results in re-injury because the root of the problem is not addressed.

Traditional treatments for knee pain often involve some combination of heat, ice, ultrasound, muscle stimulation, steroid injections, exercises, and sometimes even surgery. Many of these methods are ways to temporarily relax the muscles, and all of them deal exclusively with the knee and the muscles surrounding it. These treatments often take a long time to see significant results, and even then those results are temporary and the injury usually recurs. This is because the root of the problem has not been addressed, the entire kinetic chain has not been examined, and scar tissue has not been released.

An ART® provider watches you move and examines the entire kinetic chain using tactile observation to feel the texture and tension of each muscle, and releases the scar tissue that sustains the injury with palpation. This assures that the root of the problem is addressed and keeps the injury from happening again. Best of all, ART® treatment delivers noticeable results in just one 15-minute treatment and can resolve the injury completely with just 5-10 treatments, so you can get back to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Link to original content – http://activerelease.com/news.asp

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Haddonfield Adrenaline 5K Race Walk and Kids Race – HADDONFIELD, NJ –

Holy smokes, it’s almost time for Christmas, New Years and so much more! Where did 2017 go? Is Cross Country really already over? Well, I guess it’s time to plan for spring and there is no better way to break out of a winter time funk than to sign for up the Haddonfield Running Co Adrenaline 5k Run/Walk and Kids Races! Inside tip, we usually setup in the basement of the Running Co for a post race recovery room with the Training Room of Haddonfield Physical Therapy group!

Place

Haddonfield Memorial High School
Haddonfield, NJ US 08033

Race Description

The 13th Annual Haddonfield Adrenaline 5K Run will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018. The 5k starts at 9am in front of Haddonfield High School and is followed by a kids 1/4 mile and 100 meter races on the Haddonfield High School track.

The 5K race is USATF certified, and serves as the MidAtlantic 5K Championship. This event is sponsored by the RunningCo. of Haddonfield. Kick off the 2018 running season with an adrenaline pumping race!

Team Challenges

Note: No Race Day Team Registration.

Corporate Team Registration allows an organization to pay for their employees and families. Click on Corporate Team and Create New Team.

Competitive teams will still be the same:

3 to a team to score, no maximum. Awards to top 2 teams in each of the following categories:

– High School Club Team (Male and Female)

– Family Team

– Corporate Team

Packet Pickup

March 14-16 from 10AM – 7PM at RunningCo. of Haddonfield, 121 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

Race Day Packet Pickup at Haddonfield High School starting at 7AM.

Directions

From the Ben Franklin Bridge, take Rt. 30 East. Follow signs for “Cherry Hill”. After ramp, take Route 70 East about 3 miles to Route 41 exit to Haddonfield, continue straight. After the second traffic light, Park Ave., Haddonfield High School is on your right. Follow signs for parking.

From Rt. 295, take Exit 32 – Haddonfield/Gibbsboro. At the end of the exit ramp, turn onto Route 561 West (Haddonfield/Berlin Road) towards Haddonfield. Travel straight on Route 561 for about 3 or 4 miles, make a right onto Kings Highway, Haddonfield High School is on your left. Follow signs for parking.

Cash Prizes

Top 5 Overall Male and Female Runners:

1st – $400
2nd – $250
3rd – $150
4th – $100
5th – $50

Top 3 Overall Masters Male and Female

1st – $100
2nd – $75
3rd – $50

Awards

Finishers medals for all runners. Wait til you see the 13 year design!!! St Pats Special!!!!

Awards to Top 3 Male and Females in the following Age Groups: Under 14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.

Link to SIGN UP — https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Haddonfield/HaddonfieldAdrenaline5K

Hosted by the Running Co of South Jersey – Haddonfield, Moorestown, Mullica Hill, and Medford

Link to SIGN UP — https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Haddonfield/HaddonfieldAdrenaline5K

Pics from years gone by and a short jaunt down memory lane of the Haddonfield Adrenaline 5k – All photos are thumbnails! Click on them to see more detail!

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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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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!

Questions?  Give our front desk a call at 856-228-3100 or use the contact us link below!

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Fourth of July – 2017 – Office Closed

The office will be closed in celebration of Independence Day on both Monday and Tuesday, July 3rd and July 4th respectively. We hope that you enjoy your family as much as we will on this holiday weekend and will back in the office on Wednesday July 5th.

Looking for some great races to run in our local south jersey areas? We have that info as well!

Pitman New Jersey Freedom 4 Miler –

Pitman NJ Freedom Four Miler – July 4th 2017 – 8:30 AM

Haddon Heights Firecracker 5k Race –

Haddon Heights FireCracker 5k – Fourth of July Race – Haddon Heights, NJ

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