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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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Ice or Heat for Injuries – Is the medical standard changing

A very interesting article appeared over at Spartan.com posing the question “Is RICE all wrong?”, and jumps to the question of Ice or Heat for injuries and it caught the eye of Dr. Andrew Gross and Dr. Josh Sand at out office because when we were in Chiropractic around five years ago, the automatic correct test answer in a lot of cases for injuries was ICE, there were rumblings that possibly RICE was going to be changed to something different.

For the most part RICE isn’t totally wrong, we just don’t feel it is as correct as it once was for all major injuries. Simply put icing most injuries is not a bad idea and safe. The idea of RICE comes from Dr. Gabe Mirkin MD who published a book about sportsmedicine (The Sportsmedicine Book) and ever since then the standard has been RICE which stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. For around forty years now, Dr. Mirkin has been thought of as the authority on immediately icing an injury (along with compression and elevation.

We thought for a long time that icing the injury stopped, or at least limited the flow of inflammation to the injured region but we now understand that it only delays the processes. The newest ideas that numbing the injury only dulls the pain and sometimes does not permit you to feel the warning signs of pain being caused by injured tissue. The article linked below showed that 22 seperate studies found that “ice is commonly used after acute muscle strains, but there are no clinical studies of its effectiveness.” A report in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research was even more alarming. Not only does icing fail to help injuries heal, the authors found, it may well delay recovery from injury. In 2017 The Journal of Athletic Medicine Research recently showed that icing actually kills muscle cells when they are iced for too long of a period post injury most likely from the direct effects of the inflammatory response of the injury being “held” directly on the injured tissue and not being pumped around due to the ice holding it there.

Taken directly from the article on Spartan.com —

“You might think that Dr. Mirkin would bristle at this blow to his erstwhile recommendations. Not so—he now openly rejects at least half of the RICE advice that helped make him famous. “I do not believe in cooling anymore,” he explained via email. Nor does he believe in the “R” component of his famous prescription either.
In a foreword to the second edition of Iced!, Dr. Mirkin says most athletes are far more concerned with long-term healing than transient pain relief. “And research,” he writes, “now shows that both ice and prolonged rest actually delay recovery.”

Check out the article for yourself at https://life.spartan.com/post/is-r-i-c-e-all-wrong

 

 

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Adrenaline Run Post Race Party Recovery Room – Haddonfield Adrenaline 5k

The Haddonfield Adrenaline 5k almost  always signals that we are at least getting somewhat close to spring in South Jersey.Just like last year we had the honor of setting up in the basement of the Haddonfield Running Co after the Haddonfield Adrenaline Run 5k. Per the norm we had the Physical Therapy team from The Training Room of Cherry Hill and The Training Room of Haddonfield along with us and they even brought there newest form of therapy, a cold laser. Runners, runner injuries, runner issues, and triathletes make up a very big part of our patient population and while some doctors offices don’t enjoy runners, we look forward to the challenge of getting someone feeling better with a goal in mind like a big race or a triathlon.

You can see the from the photos that follow that we had a full docket of our runners, friends and family looking forward to some Active Release Therapy after the race.

Questions about the big race?

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!

This race sells out year in and year out! If you want to joint us next year to get your adrenaline pumping for the spring running season, be ready to sign up in late winter!

https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Haddonfield/HaddonfieldAdrenaline5K

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

Need a great little 5k to get your blood pumping the morning of the Fourth of July, look no further than the Haddon Heights FireCracker 5k.  This race has been going on for several years now and is always a local favorite with our patients and friends who like to run.  This race is a very big draw due to it’s proximity with Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, and Haddon Township, so be sure to sign up as soon as you can!  Online registration closes on SUNDAY JULY 2ND!

Run Sign Up Link: https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/HaddonHeights/FireCracker5k2?remMeAttempt=

Place
625 Station Ave
7th & West High St. (Hoff’s Park)
Haddon Heights, NJ US 08035

Description

Sponsored by the Haddon Heights Municipal Alliance.

New race morning Registration, Start, Finish, and Awards Ceremony location – Hoff’s Park (7th & W High St.)

Amenities
T-Shirts; Refreshments; Water Tables on Course; and Course Police Controlled.

Online Registration, Timing/Results, & Finish Line by L & M Computer Sports. www.LMSPORTS.com

Information
Questions? Bridgette Griffith (856) 655-5988

ONLINE Registration closes midnight Sunday night, July 2.

Race Day Info
July 4th 6:30am – 7:45am at Hoff’s Park (7th & West High St), Haddon Heights, NJ. “Rain or Shine”

Race Day entry fee: $25.

Flat, fast & mostly shaded – point to point. Ends at Hoff’s Park, which is also the parade finish. Course roads are police controlled.

Early Packet Pick-Up & Entry
July 3rd – Avoid race day lines, stop in Monday night 6pm to 7:30pm at the Haddon Heights Borough Hall, 625 Station Ave. Haddon Heights. Entry fee still $20. (Race Day $25.)

ONLINE Registration closes 10pm, Sunday, July 2.

Awards

1st Male & Female – $150. ea 2nd Male & Female – $100. ea 3rd Male & Female – $50. ea

Age Groups: Top 3 M & F in each of the following divisions: 14 & under; 15 – 19; 20 – 29; 30 – 34; 35 – 39; 40 – 44; 45 – 49; 50 – 59; 60 – 69; 70+

Special Award Divisions: Top 3 M & F Public Safety Personnel (Police/Fire/EMS/Federal LE); Top 3 M & F Military

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U.S. News and World Report – Sports Chiropractic Treatment for Running Injuries

Cruising the web this weekend waiting for Sunday to roll around for the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, this article popped up on my twitter feed shared by colleague in North Jersey!  I’m usually all over good press for the work my team and I do here at the office, and even more so on the look out when it comes to helping runners.

Link: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/11/04/sports-chiropractic-treatment-for-running-injuries

From the article:

Why see a sports chiropractor for a running injury?

Although physical therapy is often the first line of defense in rehabbing a running injury, many athletes and runners have started to rely on sports medicine-trained chiropractors. While physical therapy can focus on strengthening and coordination, chiropractic care is designed to improve joint mobilization, making sure that all the joints in the body are moving correctly. Hirad Bagy, founder of the United Wellness Center in Herndon, Va., and team chiropractor for the Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals and DC United, believes that sports chiropractic care has evolved to incorporate the best of both worlds of joint mobilization techniques and soft tissue repair, creating a new gold standard of best practices in treatment plans for patients.

Link: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/11/04/sports-chiropractic-treatment-for-running-injuries

From the article:

Active Release Technique for runners

After three months of not being able to run, in almost constant pain ranging from my iliotibial band to the back of my hip and then into my psoas muscle, I was admittedly ready for anything when my orthopedist suggested trying Active Release Technique. According to Bagy, the reason that Active Release Technique can be beneficial – especially for iliotibial band and hip injuries – is that it combines different muscle work that breaks down scar tissue while also emphasizing correct flexibility. Through Active Release, as Bagy explains, you can actually “elongate some of the muscle fibers making those muscles more pliable and therefore healthier.”

Anyone preparing for ART should know that this is not a particularly gentle treatment. I tried telling myself that it would be like a deep tissue massage, which I enjoy, although I quickly learned that while highly effective (after three weeks my pain, though still there, was incrementally improving), the pressure and work on the muscles is deep and sometimes painful.

Questions about running related injuries and soreness?  Give us a call at 856-228-3100 or email us at the link below!

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Local South Jersey Races – May 2017

AIM HIGH 5K Run / 3K Walk

Erial, NJ

Sunday – May 07, 2017

Proceeds for this event support the Aim High Scholarship. The AIM HIGH scholarship is in honor of Aimee Jo Girard & will be awarded to 1 Timber Creek graduate with a commitment to nursing and 1 Timber Creek graduate attending a 2 year or 4 year school.

Aimee was an active member of the Timber Creek High School community: she was captain of the Varsity Tennis Team, an officer of Student Council & the Class of 2007. She was crowned homecoming queen the fall of her senior year.

Haddon Heights Rotary FUN & FITNESS 5k Run/Walk

Haddon Heights, NJ

Saturday – May 13, 2017

Sponsored by the Haddon Heights Rotary Club. Proceeds benefit the Haddon Hts Rotary Club scholarship and charity funds!

Stangpede 5k & 1 Mile Walk

Runnemede, NJ

Saturday – May 20, 2017

2nd Annual event set for that third Saturday morning in May (May 20th) at Triton High School (250 Schubert Ave., Runnemede, NJ).

Run Like it’s Recess!  5k & 1 Miler

Haddon Heights, NJ

Sunday – May 21, 2017

Profits from the Run Like it’s Recess! 5K will be used to fund various student enrichment programs and provide educational support to over 500 students at all three of the elementary schools in the Haddon Heights district:   Glenview  *  Atlantic  *  Seventh Avenue

OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon

Ocean City, NJ

Sunday – May 21, 2017

1/4M SWIM(timed between): 6:00AM – 8:00AM (Tri Entries Only) – 2M RUN/16M BIKE/2M RUN- Begins: 9:00AM

Duathlon Start time – 9:00 AM – 2M RUN/16M BIKE/2M RUN

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Dr Craig’s favorite prehabilitation exercise – Monster Walk with Theraband

I teach this exact exercise several times a day as well as a few variations almost on the daily since the basis of most of our patients are runners.  This exercise can never be done slowly enough, anyone can do this movement quickly but slow down and act like you have a hot cup of coffee in your hands.  Almost everyone does these exercises quickly and while there is nothing wrong with that, slower is almost always better.  Check out all the following videos on how to practice this excellent prehab movement for most runners struggling with “typical runner stuff”.

If you are a South Jersey runner struggling with pain and tenderness as we lead up to the big part of summer running season which is just ahead (Broad Street Run, Philly Rock N Roll Half, Chicago Marathon, Philly Half and Philly Marathon are all on the horizon) give us a call at 856.228.3100.

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Active Release Technique Provider Location Search – Haddonfield New Jersey

DR. MARK KEMENOSH AND ASSOCIATES: HADDONFIELD

Dr. Craig Evans, DC

CERTIFICATIONS:

320 Haddon Avenue
Suite 5
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
Approximately 1 mile
856-228-3100
Web Site


DR. MARK KEMENOSH AND ASSOCIATES: HADDONFIELD

Dr. Andrew Gross, DC

CERTIFICATIONS:

320 N Haddon Ave
Haddon Field, NJ  08033
Approximately 1 mile
856-228-3100
856-228-3108 Fax
Email • Web Site

DR. MARK KEMENOSH AND ASSOCIATES

Dr. Joshua Sand, DC, CCSP

CERTIFICATIONS:

320 Haddon Avenue
Suite 5
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
Approximately 1 mile
856-228-3100
Email • Web Site


DR. MARK KEMENOSH AND ASSOCIATES: HADDONFIELD

Dr. Mark Kemenosh, DC

CERTIFICATIONS:

320 Haddon Avenue
Suite 5
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
Approximately 1 mile
856-228-3100
Email • Web Site

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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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Haddonfield Adrenaline Run 5k 2017 Wrap Up

Last weekend I ran in my third Haddonfield Adrenaline Run 5k hosted by the Running Co of South Jersey.  The weather did not look great but managed to hold up well for the race itself.  The course is fast and saw four competitors finish in 15 minutes or faster.  A great deal of local runners look forward to this race because it is the weekend before the Philly Love Run Half Marathon and a great kick off for spring running here in South Jersey.  Dr. Kemenosh has worked this event for 7 years now and ran it on and off several times.  This is my third year in a row running and working the race.  The best part about this year is that we teamed up the the Training Room Physical Therapy to provide a recovery room to our runners in the basement of the Haddonfield Running Co where everyone is invited back to advantage of special deals on running gear and our recovery room.  We had a great time working on runners, talking about running and much more!  Here are some photos from the finish line of the race as well as basement recovery room!

Adrenaline 5k Finish Line and Post Race Photos:

Adrenaline 5k Recover Room – Basement of Haddonfield Running Company:

Random pics of the finisher medal and a selfie with Dave Welsh, the owner of the Running Co:

  

Remember the Adrenaline Run 5k 2018 is officially less than a year away now!  We look forward to seeing you next year!  Check out the pictures above, if you are an athlete struggling with injuries, feel free to give us a call, 856.228.3100 or email us on our contact us link below!

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