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

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

Link: https://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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Don’t forget! We will be in the basement of the Haddonfield Running Co after the Adrenaline Run 5k this Saturday!

Just a quick reminder that Dr’s Andrew Gross, Tim Legath, and Craig Evans will be hanging out after the Adrenaline Run in the basement of the Haddonfield Running Co, this Saturday (03/18/2017) helping out runners, talking about conditions and doing our part to help the running community of South Jersey.  The Training Room of Haddonfield will also be sharing space with us as well and sending at least two DPT’s (Doctors of Physical Therapy) who will most likely be Kiersten Langel and Matt Hinsey!  Upstairs Dave Welsh and his team will be offering discounts to race participants and talking about all things running!  You have to remember that this marks the 20th anniversary of the store (1997 — 2017) so you can be sure it will be a great time to pick up some running shoes or gear.

We plan on being in the basement of the running store from 9:40 – 11:30 and may possibly stay until noon depending on how long everyone hangs around to chitchat.

Facebook Adrenaline 5k Event Link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/785611054929033/

Details:

The 12th Annual Haddonfield Adrenaline 5K Run will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017. 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 2017 running season with an adrenaline pumping race!!! This race is already sold out!

If you have questions for us, please shoot us a Contact Us email at the following link!
Here is another older blog post about the event with links for lots of videos pertaining to the Adrenaline 5k including a course preview with Dave and the gang!
In one other side note, be sure to be extra nice to the store owner Dave Welsh, he just turned 40 yesterday and we aren’t sure if it has truly set in just yet.
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How come your office works so well with other doctors? We were trained this way!

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

Link:  http://www.nuhs.edu/news/2016/12/whole-health-center-welcomes-asad-zaman,-md,-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!

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OCNJ Half Marathon & 5K – September 24, 2017 – Registration NOW OPEN!

2017 Date: September 24th!!!!

Race Start: 8:30AM

OCNJ Half Marathon, 5K, or 10 Mile Non Competitive Walk/Run in SUNNY Ocean City, NJ

Year 7 – Back to the original course!! With more cheering than ever!!

Unique Finishers Medals! – Collect Famous OCNJ Landmarks 2015 – 2019!

13.1 mile Half Marathon – With spectacular views of our City through various neighborhoods, the downtown business district, and most importantly our award winning beaches and boardwalk. The course will provide a comfortable, safe, and secure running route, but to also showcase some of the unique areas of our City that we are so proud of.

10 Mile Non-Competitive Walk/Run (same start and 10 miles of Half Marathon course)

5K – 3.1 mile – Boardwalk Start

Race benefits Ocean City Recreation Scholarships and Programs

Half Marathon – 8:30 AM Race Start
$50 Registration 2/1/17 to 7/31/17
$60 Aug. 1 – Sept. 19, 2017
$70 September 20 – 22, 2017 till 4:00PM
NO 9/24 or RACE DAY Registration
Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Shirts in Men’s and Women’s cut (choose your size accordingly)
Pre-registered by Sept. 1st guaranteed race shirt & size. All registrations after 9/1 will receive a shirt as long as quantities last.
Awards: Half Marathon: Top 3 overall ($250, $150, $100). Top 3 each Age Group

10 Mile non-competitive Walk – 8:30 AM Race Start (same start and course as Half Marathon)
$40 Registration 2/1/17 to 7/31/17
$50 Aug. 1 – Sept. 19, 2017
$60 September 20 – 22, 2017 till 4:00PM
NO 9/24 or Race Day Registration
Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Shirts in Men’s and Women’s cut (choose your size accordingly)
Pre-registered by Sept. 1st guaranteed race shirt & size. All registrations after 9/1 will receive a shirt as long as quantities last.

5K – 8:35 AM Race Start
$20 Registration 2/1/17 to 7/31/17
$25 Aug. 1 – Sept. 22, 2016 until 4PM
No 9/23 Race registration/Yes – 5K Race Day registration
$30 September 24, 2017 Race Day
Short Sleeve Race Shirt
Pre-registered by Sept. 1st guaranteed race shirt & size. All registrations after 9/1 will receive a shirt as long as quantities last.
Family of Four $5 off each registrant. Same household. Discount only to pre-registered families. Must be mailed in as one packet.
5K Top overall Male & Female. Top 3 in each Age Group.

Pre-Packet Pick up: (strongly encouraged)
Sneaker Shop 704 Asbury Ave. Ocean City, NJ 609.391.5223
Friday, 9/22 10am – 6pm
Saturday, 9/23 10am – 7pm

Race Day Pick Up:
Sunday, 9/24 6:30 am – 8:00 am
OC Music Pier Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk
For more information please call 609.398.6900 or email Lrumer@ocnj.us

Registration opens Feb 1, 2017

Online Registration Until 4:00PM Friday. 9/22
No Race Day Registration for Half Marathon
Entry Fee is non refundable.

BIKE MS RUN OC – If you are participating in the MS Bike on Saturday, 9/23 and Running OCNJ Half on Sunday, 9/24 you will receive a BIKE MS RUN OC Award. Please email Lrumer@ocnj.us and put in subject line BIKE MS RUN OC. You will be pick up your award at the award ceremony.

For More Ocean City Travel Info CLICK HERE!

REGISTER FOR THE OCNJ Half Marathon / 10 Miler / 5k HERE!

Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Associates is very proud to be a 5th year sponsor of this fantastic race!  Let us know if you need some help getting back on a training program and feeling good!  Aches, Pains, Sports Injuries, we help them all get better, sooner!

OCNJ Half Marathon Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/OCNJhalf/

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Run Wild for the Zoo 5K – Sunday, April 30 at 7 AM – 10 AM – Philadelphia Zoo

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/221957834941613/

Lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement – while helping to save wildlife along the way!

Join hundreds of runners and walkers as they lace up their running shoes for the first-ever Run Wild for the Zoo 5K at Philadelphia Zoo! Run or walk through our beautiful and unique campus, enjoy fun activities and entertainment, say good morning to your favorite animals, and raise some funds for America’s first zoo.

Run Wild for the Zoo raises critical funds for the more than 1300 animals, many rare and endangered that live at Philadelphia Zoo, as well as the Zoo’s ongoing education and conservation programs.

Event check-in will open at 7:00 a.m. and the 5K run will start promptly at 8:15 a.m. We suggest arriving with enough time to park, check-in, and enjoy pre-race activities. The Zoo will open at its regular time of 9:30 a.m. for non-event guests. All animal areas will open at regular business hours at 9:30 a.m.

This is a rain or shine event. Members receive a discounted participant fee.

FAQs
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Philadelphia Zoo is located at the corner of 34th Street and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia’s historic Fairmount Park, the world’s largest landscaped city park. Zoo parking will be available at the standard rate of $16/vehicle or free with valid zoo membership (one vehicle per membership). For parking locations and directions please visit http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/Visit/Directions-Transportation.htm.

Do Zoo members receive a discount?
Yes, members receive $10 off the 5K Race General Admission pricing. Please select the member ticket from the ticket options. You will be asked to enter your membership ID number located on your membership card during the check-out process and to present your card along with a valid ID at check-in on the day of the event.

Because this is a special event with additional activities, entertainment, and fundraising goals we are not offering a discount on the spectator ticket. However, memberships can be used towards regular Zoo admission starting at 9:30 a.m.

What can I bring into the event?
Standard Zoo restrictions apply: no skateboards, bicycles, pets, balloons, or smoking allowed. For detailed information please visit http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/Visit/Zoo-Safety-and-Etiquette.htm.
Strollers are welcome. If running with a stroller, please line up towards the rear at the starting line.

Winners must pick up awards day-of-event, medals will not be mailed.

What’s the refund policy?
All events occur rain or shine. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please.

Can I update my registration information?
Yes, please log-in using your Eventbrite information to update your registration information.

What’s the fee for children?
Children under 2 are free. All participants ages 2 and up will require event registration.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/221957834941613/

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New guidelines outline how to handle back pain – American College of Physicians say the first line of therapy should be non-drug treatments

From the CBS News Review:  

New guidelines from the American College of Physicians say the first line of therapy should be non-drug treatments. For pain lasting less than three months, those include heat wraps, massage, acupuncture and spinal manipulation (hey, that is what we do here at the office, combined with Active Release Technique). The authors stress that clinicians should avoid costly and potentially harmful treatments like narcotics.

For pain lasting more than three months, treatments include stretching and strengthening exercises, tai chi, yoga, acupuncture, and mindfulness techniques like meditation to relieve stress.

If those fail, anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen should be considered first, then medications that can dull nerve pain, like tramadol or duloxetine.

“Some of these treatments such as yoga or massage are often offered outside the traditional healthcare system,” said Dr. Steven Atlas of Massachusetts General Hospital, who wrote an editorial about the guidelines.

“Some of these guidelines may be a shot across the bow to insurers to say that maybe we should be covering them better,” Atlas said.

From the Wall Street Journal Review:  

The new guidelines could influence how doctors treat patients with complaints of back pain. They are an update from 2007’s and include a review of more than 150 studies. Recommendations were broken down into acute and subacute lower back pain, which is pain lasting less than 12 weeks, and chronic pain, which is pain lasting more than 12 weeks. They don’t apply to radicular low back pain, sometimes referred to as sciatica, which is caused by compression of the nerves in the spine and can result in leg pain.

For acute and subacute pain, the guidelines recommend nondrug therapies first, such as applying heat, massage, acupuncture or spinal manipulation, which is often done by a chiropractor. If a patient requests drugs, the first line of treatment should be nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)—over-the-counter, such as Advil, or prescription, such as celecoxib (brand name Celebrex), or muscle relaxants, such as cyclobenzaprine (brand name Flexeril).

Links to Articles:  

Wall Street Journal:  https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-drugs-for-back-pain-new-guidelines-say-1487024168?mod=e2tw

CBS News:  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-guidelines-how-to-handle-back-pain/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=34463543

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Science Daily: Older, fitter adults experience greater brain activity while learning

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

Date:
January 13, 2017

Source:
Boston University Medical Center

Summary:
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.

LINK:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170113155426.htm

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Science Daily: First study to measure effectiveness of NFL PLAY 60 program shows positive results on youth fitness

Saw this article pop up on Science Daily and the title truly peaked my interest!  I (Dr. Craig Evans) was once a HPED major at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania not so very long ago and became highly disenchanted with the idea of HPED.  HPED stands for Health and Physical Education.  If you catch me on a slow day we can discuss the problems facing all specialties in education, like, but not limited to Music, Health and Physical Education, Art, Wood Shop, Technology, and many others.  So before I go off on a tangent, lets get to the basis of this study!  NFL PLAY 60 has been around for years now and no one has actually checked to see how it has been performing.  Luckily the University of Vermont has published the following review of data and things are looking up for the 1000 schools that adopted the program!

The following information comes from the University of Vermont review:

NFL initiative to promote fitness and health among youth improved both aerobic capacity and body mass index among a majority of the 100,000 students who participated in the program.

Date:
January 17, 2017

Source:
University of Vermont

Summary:
The National Football League (NFL) Foundation has invested heavily in its NFL PLAY 60 initiative to promote fitness and health among youth over the past decade. Its impact on childhood fitness and obesity levels, however, has lacked scientific evaluation — until now.

Overall, schools that implemented the programs had better health and fitness profiles than schools that chose not choose to implement them or only did so partially. Students from the schools that did not implement the programs remained at almost the same level of aerobic capacity and weight status. The study also showed that schools that implemented the programming for four years tended to have greater fitness improvements compared to schools that participated for just two or three years. Approximately 500 schools were involved in the study at varying levels.

“Our research shows that NFL PLAY 60 programs actually work in reality based on data collected over the past four-to-five years,” says Bai, adding that the NFL plans to provide additional funding for five schools in each of the its 32 host cities that agree to fully implement the program. “It’s rare to see such a large-scale program involving around 1,000 schools over multiple years. It’s different from conventional intervention programs in that teachers and staff along with parents and community members are the key players in promoting healthy eating and a physically active environment for kids. The program cannot be sustained over time without those motivated and hardworking teachers. We are eager to see how this additional funding and support might help local teachers and their students.”

Link:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170117135920.htm

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Very nice summation about Chiropractic Medicine on Johns Hopkins website

Just like Harvard Health did earlier in 2016, Johns Hopkins website has updated it’s basic information about Chiropractic Medicine.  While we are a bit more partial to the write up over at Harvard which seems a little more evolved on what modern Chiropractors do, both write ups are much better than the vague pages they had prior to 2016.

Here is a few lines from the web site:

“With use of manual manipulation of the spine, chiropractors believe they can improve a person’s health without surgery or medicine. Some chiropractors also prescribe exercises to do at home. Chiropractors may do lab testing, diagnostic imaging, and other testing. Some also practice nutrition and complementary medicine.”  

Below are both links, starting with Johns Hopkins and followed by Harvard Health.

Link:

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/complementary_and_alternative_medicine/chiropractic_medicine_85,P00177/

Link:

http://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/chiropractic-care-for-pain-relief?inf_contact_key=cd3df7fb1bc932636c26c98ec9f77b669326fbb8a84664eeb96b5eb28d57211b

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