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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!

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!

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

Reclaim Physical Therapy – Office right beside Aistriu in Marlton!

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The Training Room – The Big 3 Workshop : Squat, Bench and Deadlift Thursday June 8 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Whether you want to pack on muscle, burn fat or look great for the summer, there is no better way than the Big 3 Lifts. The Squat, Deadlift, and Bench Press are the core of any proper weight lifting program. Being able to perform them properly is often a struggle. Sacrificing form can not only limit what you gain from these lifts, but can also put you at risk for injury. What’s the point of lifting if you aren’t going to reap the benefits or you’re setting yourself up for injury?

If you are interested in learning proper technique in the squat, deadlift and bench, then come learn from TTR Performance’s Coach, Marc Lang. He will be leading this interactive workshop to help athletes gain a better understanding of the proper form for these lifts.

Attendance is limited to 25 people. If you would like to attend, be sure to register now…Call 856-874-9700 or email


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Yoga for improving health-related quality of life, mental health and cancer-related symptoms in women diagnosed with breast cancer.

So Cochrane reviews are very high standards of research and we found it very interesting recently that such a rigorous review supported yoga for improving the outcomes of women diagnosed with breast cancer.  Yoga has many pallative aspects of its practice as shown here in the following Cochrane review which looked at 24 studies and found a fair amount of compelling evidence that yoga is helpful post treatments for breast cancer.


Authors Conclusions from the studies reviewed:

Moderate-quality evidence supports the recommendation of yoga as a supportive intervention for improving health-related quality of life and reducing fatigue and sleep disturbances when compared with no therapy, as well as for reducing depression, anxiety and fatigue, when compared with psychosocial/educational interventions. Very low-quality evidence suggests that yoga might be as effective as other exercise interventions and might be used as an alternative to other exercise programs.


Here at the office, we are all fans of yoga when practiced in a safe and supportive manner.  If you are dealing with issues of discomfort, tenderness, or pain, feel free to give our office a call at 856.228.3100 to see if we can help you.

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The Dan Patrick Show – Dan Patrick brings a Chiropractor to the studio for low back pain with sciatica!

You should probably know know who Dan Patrick is, but if you don’t, he has his own sports talk show that is nationally syndicated across the country and currently hosts NFL Sunday Night pre-game and post-games shows on NBC.  Before that however, we worked several years as one of the ESPN anchors who more or less built the mother ship.  Just recently another Chiro shared this video because someone called into The Dan Patrick show asking about chiropractors and sports teams and they actually shot this behind the scenes video for YouTube!  The first video below is very short and sweet and the second video is about three times as long and shows you some more.  Being that Dan Patrick is a big star on both radio and television, he was lucky enough that Dr. Lee Rumley came to his studio in Connecticut to treat him!

Video:  Behind the scenes (DP’s Chiropractic visit)

Video:  Dr. Lee Rumley treats Dan’s sciatica in the Man Cave

While what is shown in this videos is good, I believe they played up some of this to an extent for TV.  If you suffer with low back pain, sciatica, or any other form of issue, you should probably think over giving us a call!  We can do everything you saw in this video and so much more.  These videos showed very little soft tissue work being done to help correct low back pain and sciatica long term.  We would also follow up after a few visits with recommendations for physical therapy or home based corrective exercise.

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Would you like the original link to The Dan Patrick Show for the video?

Trying to fix Dan’s back during the show

If you are familiar with The DP Show, you should probably note how The Dannette’s huddle around the entire time, it’s pretty cute when you watch it from that view point.

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Kind words over at Green Jean Gardens –

Please note the following is taken from the newsletter at

…good morning in the garden…

It’s ART…

A body in motion is art, whether in the lyric expression of a ballerina, the speed of an Olympic runner, or the swing of a golf master. Or….the motion of a gardener? Not so much. At least we don’t think of it this way as we are after an end result not a glamorous process. Gardeners are like the crew of a stage production, the sometimes unsung heroes, yet our work is what makes the show go on. Yet from dancer to gardener, motion is great until something goes wrong to affect performance. Like injuries. Then it’s art needing A.R.T. And maybe a few other things.

I’m guessing many of you might have made resolutions for better health for the New Year, to take better care of yourselves, maybe in part so you can work more comfortably in the garden, to move in general with more ease and range. Every once in awhile I like to give a shout-out to some great folks who are doing great things to help us get and stay well.

First: The doctors at Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Associates–a first-class group of healers who practice a form of chiropractic care called “Active Release Technique.” I had a rough going with some carpal tunnel syndrome that started in March of last year; it bothered me in the garden and at the design table. Very uncomfortable and certainly limited my ability to stay to task. I’d says at this point it’s gone, due mostly to the A.R.T.. In addition to the treatments, I learned how to change my weeding technique: changing hands as much as possible; I also bought a tool with two ends–one like a v-shaped fork and one like a short spade. This loosens the weed in the soil so there isn’t so much pulling and twisting on the weed itself, taking strain off my right wrist. Made a huge difference. All the docs there–a total of five–have a unique understanding of the body in motion. They listen extremely well and flat-out have the most positive attitudes, the most enthusiasm of any group of medical professionals I have ever known. I would say its a professionalism and work ethic that could be a model for any other practice. Your body will appreciate a treatment. They have several offices in our area so care is very convenient.

Second: Yoga practice. I enjoy a Hatha practice called Hot Yoga. I’ve practiced this for over  sixteen years and it has been a life-changing experience for me. Yoga can improve your flexibility, increase muscle tone and strength, improve circulation, sleep better, increase energy levels, reduce injuries, detoxify organs, improve posture, improve anxiety and depression, release endorphins to improve mood. (From Sounds great, right? The Hot Yoga method uses a series of 26 postures done in the same pattern each time. The asterisk: you have to like it H-O-T. A 105 degree hot. And humid. Like an August day in Southern New Jersey. I like hot and it feels especially good in the winter. The benefit in the heat–for me–is that it helps me tolerate the heat of the summer when I’m outdoors for a long period of time. This yoga practice is a moving mediation; it is challenging enough to keep your mind still so you can focus and then feel the benefits of calm long after the practice is over. Even though I have arthritis, consistent practice helps me enjoy a high quality of life, as pain free as it’s possible to be, without medication, and to continue to be able to do the physical work of the garden. I practice at Kathleen and Patrick Van Haute’s Hot Yoga Maple Shade studio. All the instructors are wonderful and especially patient with beginners. If you go on a Tuesday night, you will have a class with the first yogi I ever practiced with, Joel Pier, nearly seventeen years ago. Try it–more than once.

This is to wish you the healthiest 2017. Growing beautiful is growing strong and in wellness.

Classes, Events and Workshops!

Mark your calendars! The 2017 Version of the “Let’s Grow” online garden class set for late February. This is a great gift for the new homeowner or “budding” gardener. Watch for details. 

Calling all gardeners! And I know you are one!

Do you have a favorite garden photo you would like to share? I’d love to see! It may be one of your own garden or a part of it, or one you have seen or visited. Please email it to me with a brief description. I’ll pick from the selections and post them into the newsletter as a feature. And thanks to everyone who has been submitting! I’ve received a bunch of really nice photos and will be working to match them up seasonally.

Thank you for reading– and please share the newsletter with a friend!  

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Great Articles on STOP Sports Injuries – New Treatment for ACL Repair – Stress Fractures in Basketball – PRP Injections – Rowing Injuries and MORE!

Our good friends at STOP Sports Injuries produce a monthly newsletter with some really solid information almost always based around common sports injuries!

New Treatment for ACL Repair?
By Kayleigh Sullivan, BS, and Brett D. Owens, MD

Stress Fractures in Basketball
by Grant Jones, MD

Keep Rowing Injuries at Bay
by Jonathan F. Dickens, MD and Evan Lambert, BS

Are PRP Injections a Magic Wand for Fixing Athletes?
by Lee Diehl, MD


The development of STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries was initiated by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) in early 2007. Members of the Society’s Board of Directors, including STOP Sports Injuries co-campaign chair and renowned orthopaedic surgeon, James R. Andrews, MD, decided that the issue of overuse injuries in young athletes was becoming a critical issue for its members to address. The Board established a steering committee to investigate what types of activities and materials needed to be developed and in late 2009, the planning and fundraising efforts began in earnest with our renowned organizational partners, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, SAFE Kids USA, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and the Sports Physical Therapy Section. These organizations shared AOSSM’s concern about the increase in youth sports injuries and came together under the common goal to STOP Sports Injuries.

The comprehensive public outreach program focuses on the importance of sports safety-specifically relating to overuse and trauma injuries. The initiative not only raises awareness and provides education on injury reduction, but also highlights how playing safe and smart can enhance and extend a child’s athletic career, improve teamwork, reduce obesity rates and create a lifelong love of exercise and healthy activity. Our message underscores the problems of overuse and trauma and emphasizes the expertise of our coalition of experts.

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Medical News Today – Acid Reflux – Diet Diet Tips for GERD: Foods to Eat and Avoid

Great review article popped up on my Twitter feed a few days ago with some great diet recommendations for dealing with GERD.  GERD is commonly agreed upon to be problematic in about 20 percent of the North American population.  Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux, is a long term condition where stomach contents come back up into the esophagus resulting in either symptoms or complications.  Symptoms include the taste of acid in the back of the mouth, heartburn, bad breath, chest pain, vomiting, breathing problems, and wearing away of the teeth.

When the symptoms of GERD occur more than twice a week for a period of more than 3 weeks, it is considered to be a chronic disorder.

Check out the following tips over at Medical News Today:

When foods that trigger GERD are avoided, it greatly helps to improve our patients quality of life, usually by helping them sleep with less acid reflux / GERD symptoms.

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Up late, but always thinking, possibly dreaming, about running, so I did a search about the Hoka One One’s…

REPOST:  This blog was originally posted on 10/07/2014!

I should probably be sleeping, but with all these local cross country runners from all over South Jersey and Philly coming in for Active Release treatment and performance tune ups, I just can’t help myself from reading and researching about running.  While I was searching, I found a blog, written by Podiatrists talking about the HokaOneOne shoes and I just could not help myself from reading.

The blog itself can be found here:

The last line of the blog is the actual reason that I stumbled onto this blog, because it mentions “sesamoiditis” which is something that my wife suffers from and we can treat very well conservatively using Active Release Technique, however, but the mileage per week for marathon training goes above about forty miles per week, her feet slowly start to fight back.  Currently we are starting to explore possibly having the sesamoid bone surgically removed or if possibly a pair of “maximalist” shoes could benefit her long range training marathons.

The last paragraph from the Podiatry Today blog states:

Fortunately, I am not seeing the injuries with Hoka One One that I saw with FiveFingers. However, similar to FiveFingers, maximalist cushioning isn’t going to benefit every runner’s foot type or heel strike. Also, not every model is designed for the same foot or supports the foot the same way. My favorite Hoka One One model is the Bondi as it hourglasses the least in the waist of the shoe. If the fit is correct (width, depth, etc.), I have prescribed Hoka One One for runners experiencing sesamoiditis and hallux limitus/rigidus as the shoe may be beneficial for those conditions.

With Dr. Kemenosh feeling pretty good about running in his Hoka One One Bondi 3’s after years of avoiding hard surfaces, we may possibly be picking up a second set of Hoka’s in the Dr Mark Kemenosh and Associates running stables.  We will keep you posted on how things go down because Dr. Mark is actually meeting with Hoka’s rep at the Sneaker Shop in Ocean City tomorrow night.  Stay tuned runners!

Wondering about where you can find the Ocean City Sneaker Shop?

Google Maps – Ocean City Sneaker Shop Link

Wondering what all the hype is about with the HokaOneOne running shoes?

HokaOneOne Technology and Info Link

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Dr. Jim Kurtz Active Release Provider to the Seattle Seahawks posing with Snoop Dogg at the Super Bowl

Check out Dr. Kurtz, the ART provider for the Seattle Seahawks posing before the superbowl.  If you paid attention during half time, Dr. Kurtz was running down the hallway towards Seattle’s locker room.  Active Release is good enough for superstars like Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman, so you may want to give it a try!


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USA Women’s Soccer wins WORLD CUP, but the cool thing is that most played multiple sports in high school!

Reading about the US Women’s World Cup soccer team this beautiful Sunday afternoon led me to an article produced by USA Today stating that most of the players on the team were MULTI-SPORT athletes before focusing on soccer.  In the article written by Martin Rogers for USA Today Sports on July 3rd, 2015, Martin states that two of the team’s biggest stars attribute many of their great soccer skills to playing basketball, in addition to soccer at very high levels during high school.  These stars include Abby Wambach, who is wildly considered to be the best header of a ball in all of women’s soccer.  Abby goes on in the article to state that she credits her basketball days to helping develop her ability to time rebounds and jump into plays at full speed.

To read the original article at USA Today’s site, please visit:

Just as it was reported on earlier this year, in May of 2015, it was found that 224 of the 256 NFL draft picks were multi-sport athletes at the high school level.  Further stats are discussed in an article written by Cam Smith for USA Today High School Sports that 63 percent of the 2015 NFL Draft were actively part of their high school track teams.  Next up in stats it was found that 48 percent of the NFL Draft picks played basketball and around 10 percent were active in baseball at the high school levels.

To read the original article at USA Today’s High School Sports site, please visit:

In an interesting first hand event, while attending an open house night last summer hosted by Dr. Candice Holden and her team at the Nemours DuPont Children’s Hospital in Voorhees, NJ, we heard from the Philadelphia Flyers own Director of Player Development (and former player) who told his own story about becoming a professional athlete as the evenings guest speaker.  Lappy told everyone in attendance that he did not ultimately make the final decision to pursue hockey full time until he was 18 years old and noted many times that he enjoyed playing baseball and soccer.  Lappy stated that until he was 18, hockey was a sport you played mostly in the winter months, baseball being a spring/summer sport, and soccer being a summer/fall sport.  While his evidence is anecdotal at best, he feels strongly that his commitment to playing different sports helped him stay fresh and injury free for the start of all his seasons growing up.  The night overall had high notes discussing concussions and this was the main reason for Lappy being in attendance, since the guy not only had few throughout his career, but was also forced to leave the game he loved due to post traumatic concussion symptoms plaguing him after returning to training camp months after he took a puck to the orbital bone in the playoffs the year before that caused his optic nerve to also swell short term.

It was interesting to hear a former player and now member of a professional teams management discuss overuse injuries from sports specialization at too young of an age.  While he also spoke passionately about concussions and head trauma, it was very intriguing to hear him speak so fondly of being a three sport athlete in high school and how it sounded that he almost drug his feet in becoming a professional ice hockey player.

The event at Nemours was partially hosted in accordance with help from the Stop Sports Injuries campaign which is chaired nationally by the renowned orthopaedic surgeon, James R. Andrews, MD.  Dr. Andrews noted during his time actively in practice that overuse injuries in young athletes was becoming a critical issue that wanted addressed.  The campaign from STOP Sports Injuries is a fantastic resource for parents worried about overuse and over training injuries resulting from sports specialization at too young of an age.

If you would like to know more about the Campaign to STOP Sports Injuries, please follow this link:


Dr. Kemenosh and his associates, Dr. Craig Evans and Dr. Andrew Gross are all proud to be members of the STOP Sports Injuries campaign for youth athletes in the Southern New Jersey areas.

On a side note, how about Delran Townships own, Carli Lloyd?  Two time Olympian and now the record holder for the FASTEST HAT TRICK in Women’s World Cup History!  Scary good soccer player from the “South Jersey” area and Rutgers alum!  Congratulations Carli, you played lights out more than once in this tournament.

Check out talking all about the US Women’s World Cup here:


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