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head to head trauma

Second impact syndrome: winning the game isn’t worth losing your head.

Getting a concussion is bad. But getting more than one can be significantly worse. Doctors use the term second impact syndrome to describe the aftereffects of multiple concussions in a short period of time. It can be deadly. 
Concussion happens when the brain moves beyond its normal limits. With a blow or jolt to the head or body, the head and brain move back and forth rapidly. These sudden movements can make the brain bounce or twist inside the skull.  It’s also known as mild traumatic brain injury. The new name came from recent efforts to make it sound as serious as it actually is.

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ELDOA

ELDOA: a unique stretching regimen that targets fascia

ELDOA is a myofascial stretch—designed to stretch and relax fascia, the tissue that surrounds and contains the muscles.

“I refer to ELDOA as the best thing you’ve never heard of,” says Dr. Mark Kemenosh, founder of Kemenosh and Associates Chiropractic. “It was invented by a brilliant doctor in France. It has quite a following throughout the world, but isn’t well known in south Jersey,” he says.

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Strength Training - for runners

Running isn’t enough! Runners need strength training, too.

It seems ironic, but if you’re training for running—especially long distance—running isn’t enough. Strength training will make the difference between good and great on race day.

Runners tend to do one thing: run. It’s a notorious source of repetitive stress injury and you’re much more likely to get hurt if you don’t do strength training. The bonus, strength training will likely make you faster, too.

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Don’t ignore shin splints

Don’t ignore shin splints

It’s the bane of runners, dancers and other athletes; sharp pain along the inside of the shins, the classic sign of shin splints.

Most every athlete knows the difference between good pain and bad. Shin splints are definitely in the latter category; a warning sign that should be taken seriously. The conditions that set up shin splints can lead to other injury. That’s why it’s important to get the opinion of a professional to get moving again, safely.

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The right tool for the job: ART v IASTM

The right tool for the job: ART v IASTM – By: Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Dr. Trisha Sileo

Although the chiropractic practice of Dr. Mark Kemenosh is focused on ART – Active Release Techniques – Dr. Mark and his associates are also certified in IASTM – instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization.

IASTM has similar therapeutic goals as ART – myofascial release to prevent the formation of scar tissue, break up existing scar tissue, loosen muscle fibers and prevent them from adhering together. What differs is the delivery and the theory behind it.

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Athletes and RED-S – know the warning signs

Athletes and RED-S – know the warning signs

RED-S happens when the athlete eats too few calories, compared to what is being burned in practice and play, creating a state of malnourishment. RED-S is short for relative energy deficiency in sports. It used to be called female athletic triad, as it is most commonly observed in female athletes. Although it remains prevalent in women, it is seen occasionally in male athletes, too. That’s one reason for the name change. The other was to more clearly communicate its cause.

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Getting ahead of the curve: dance and lordosis

Getting ahead of the curve: dance and lordosis

The spine has to support every other part of the body. When viewed from the side, it has normal curves that strengthen it and keep the weight of other body parts in balance. But sometimes, those curves can become exaggerated. When that happens in the lower back, it’s called lumbar lordosis, also known as swayback.

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Crunching the numbers: how many are In pain from working at home?

Crunching the numbers: how many are In pain from working at home?

We’ve known for a while that the coronavirus pandemic is making millions of office workers uncomfortable. Few had proper home offices set up when their office buildings closed. Working in a makeshift environment – the kitchen table, sofa or even from bed – is putting all kinds of strain on the body.  

Thanks to a recent insurance study, we have a better idea of how widespread the problem is. Although the study was completed in England, it’s reasonable to expect comparable numbers in the U.S., since our economies are similarly white-collar dominant. And it isn’t limited to working adults; home-schooling kids are also at risk.

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Heel pain: the tip of the plantar fasciitis iceberg

Heel pain: the tip of the plantar fasciitis iceberg

The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. When it gets inflamed, it typically causes heel pain, the classic symptom of plantar fasciitis (PF).

Anybody can get it, but runners are particularly susceptible. The fascia is stretched tight across the bottom of the foot and the repetitive stress of running can cause small tears. Over time, those tears can lead to long-term inflammation and heel pain. 

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