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Testimonials for Dr. Mark Kemenosh & Associates Laurel Springs, NJ Chiropractors

We had a new testimonial site over at 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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Dr Mark Kemenosh – ELDOA Method – Colorado seminar this past weekend

Dr Mark Kemenosh and his daughter Jill Kemenosh, our future Pilates guru at the office both traveled to Colorado this past weekend to become certified in the Level 1 ELDOA Method which Dr. Mark started to do earlier this year when he studied under Guy Voyer, a DO who started the manual technique commonly referred to as “Joint Pumping”.  Dr. Kemenosh was exposed to Dr. Voyer who spoke at the Titlelist Performance Institute Wolf Golf Classic in late 2016 on the topics of articular joint pumping and the ELDOA method which has started to take fire in the golf training world.

Some of the techniques in the ELDOA method are greatly centered around techniques to help with injury prevention, reduce joint inflammation and arthrosis, delay disc degeneration, increase disc hydration, and to even possibly normalize disc bulges.

Here is some information from the ELDOA Methods webiste:

The ELDOA exercises and Myofascial Stretches are specific techniques created by world renowned osteopath, Guy VOYER DO. ELDOA METHOD Classes are semi private group classes organized by certified ELDOA/MFS Instructor, Stephanie McCusker, who uses a combination of these techniques as well as other Somatraining techniques to deliver the most beneficial sessions possible. The ELDOA METHOD classes were founded in Los Angeles, CA and are now being offered here in Auckland, NZ. These Classes are not based on a formula. Every class is designed to respect the proper progressions and order of the techniques as taught by Dr. Voyer to ensure quality. These classes will vary depending on the needs of those participating. There will be an intentional goal set for each designated class and will be ever changing to continually challenge each individual while encouraging their overall improvements.


ELDOAs and Myofascial Stretches are very specific and complex techniques that require strong attention to form and correct progressions. Everyone will benefit from the effects of ELDOAs and MFS but each person is different and without proper instruction and help from a Certified ELDOA/MFS Instructor, these techniques will not be as effective. By attending the classes, you not only receive instruction from a certified instructor but the full hour dedicated to stretching enhances the many benefits including:

  • Normalize Disc Bulges
  • Reduced Degrees of Scoliosis
  • Increased Flexibility
  • Improved Muscle Performance and Tone
  • Normalization of Visceral Function
  • Reduced Stress
  • Injury Recovery and Prevention
  • Reduced Joint Inflammation and Arthrosis
  • Delayed Disc Degeneration
  • Increased Disc Hydration
  • Increased Blood Flow
  • Improved Posture
  • Relief of Chronic and Acute Back Pain
  • Relief of Neck and Shoulder Tension
  • Improved Awareness and Overall Wellbeing
  • Improved Recovery Time for Sports and Training
  • Reduced Forward Head Posture


The ELDOA METHOD classes and website are not meant to diagnose or offer medical advice.  Do not rely on the information provided as an alternative to medical advise from your doctor or other registered health care providers. If you have specific questions about any medical matter, please consult your physician or professional health care provider. All those with a chronic/acute injury or medical condition who wish to attend the ELDOA METHOD Classes must first receive clearance from their doctor or registered health professional prior to participation.

Here are some pictures from Dr. Mark and Jill’s seminar!  There might be videos to come but they couldn’t easily email those back to home base here in South Jersey!

Just like Pilates, we feel that the ELDOA Methods will greatly benefit our patients suffering with spine related issues and even more so with core stability and strength!  Both Pilates and ELDOA are very core-centric types of exercise for correcting and improving posture and the resting nature of the joints surrounding spine.  If you have questions about your issues or need to have questions answers, feel free to call us at 856-228-3100 or email us below!


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Follow us on Facebook – Great place to leave us a review and keep in contact!

We recently updated our Facebook page to Dr Mark Kemenosh and Associates and when most people ask us if they could leave us a review, we tell them this is a great option to not only leave us a few words, but you can also see what we are up to and where we will be in the South Jersey sporting community!  We are closing in on 1000 likes and would like to push it past that amount by the end of summer if at all possible!

Come check us out today!

We have also started using as a way to interact and help get the word out on office locations.

Dr. Mark Kemenosh on Doctorbase:

Dr. Andrew Gross on Doctorbase:

Dr. Craig Evans on Doctorbase:

If you are looking to get in touch with our office, the main office phone number is always the best way to reach us, 856-228-3100 and our staff would be glad to help you schedule an appointment!  We have offices in the following New Jersey locations:

Laurel Springs (Clementon), Haddonfield, Washington Township, and Somers Point.


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Keeping open communication is one key for parents to help young athletes prevent injuries

An awesome link popped up on our twitter feed this morning concerning parent-child communication being very important in helping to prevent injuries in younger athletes.  We have found that when children can openly discuss aches, pain, and injuries with their parents, they ultimately get better care and injuries are better tended to.  As parents ourselves, when your child hurts, it’s tough to not understand or have communication struggles on what the problem actually is.  We push all parents to see medical care for athletes as you see best fit.  Below are some great resources from STOP Sports Injuries

The Parents’ Toolkit includes sports injury prevention resources with the information you need to keep your kids safe while playing sports. You will find helpful conversation starters to help you communicate with your athletes to know when play is too much as well as tips sheets to encourage success in your athlete as well as tips for specific sports and types of injury.  Download the specific information that will be useful to you and help keep kids in the game for life!

They have injury specific resources like ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injuries, concussions, heat illness (overheating), strength training tips, and even some light nutrition tips for young athletes.

If you are looking for a doctor to take a closer look at injured athlete, please feel free to give us a call, 856-288-3100.  Gymnasts, Lacrosse, Soccer, Dancers, Runners and so many other student athletes can all benefit from Active Release Technique!

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Science Daily: Warning: High-intensity training could hurt you if you’re not an athlete

The website Science Daily just recently published some interesting details pertaining to the recent viral growth of “high-intensity” or “sprint training” that has become quite popular over the past few years.  The study was done by Canadian and European researchers and published by University of British Columbia.  The premise of the study is that if you are completely new to high-intensity exercise that it can actually do you more harm than good.  This study has found signs of stress in the muscle tissues of their non-athlete, untrained subjects after ultra-intense leg and arm cycling exercises.  The article also builds on the premise that untrained subjects had a weakened ability to fight off free radicals, molecules that can alter DNA and harm healthy cells.

Original Article Link:

We here at the office do not hold the opinion that high intensity exercise is a poor choice for most individuals and little to no long term scientific information is available on the subject outside of athletes and not those who are looking to get back into higher levels of workouts.  We do advocate widely that we must approach exercise after a long break from proper movement and exercise with caution for doing too much, too soon.  You should also always feel free to consult a healthcare professional before returning to exercise.  

Specifically quoting from researcher Robert Boushel, the study’s senior author and director of the University of British Columbia’s School of Kinesiology.  “Our study raises questions about what the right dose and intensity of exercise for the average person really is” and he later stated “We need to be cautious about supporting sprint training in the general population”.

For more information, we encourage you to at least read the summary at Science Daily.

The study was based on 12 male volunteers who were in good health but self identified as untrained or only moderately active.  The original studies title is “High-intensity sprint training inhibits mitochondrial respiration through aconitase inactivation” and was published in The Official Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) journal.

Here at the office, we treat a great deal of sports related injuries using Chiropractic and Extremity Manipulation, Active Release Techniques, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization as well as other techniques when needed.  If you have questions about if we could help you, please give our office a call!  856-228-3100

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What do Antonio Brown, Martellus Bennett, Brandin Cooks, Michael Campanaro & Chris Givens all have in common?

With a few moments to myself this morning as well as the NFL playoffs coming up this weekend, and my team just barely sneaking into the playoffs, I looked to an older article over at which featured some of the NFL stars who do Pilates!  You might have heard that Lynn Swan and John Stallworth did ballet and yoga to help them improve their legendary football abilities in the 1970’s, but now we are seeing more and more athletes turning to Pilates.  I myself, Dr. Craig Evans, was unfamiliar about Pilates other than a few times in Chiropractic school I was invited to floor based Pilates classes and rarely went (huge mistake, let my ego cloud my judgement) and then after meeting Dr. Kemenosh, I noticed that he almost religiously does a Pilates workout at Lisa Gadsby’s studio in Philly or at our own office, one to two times per week.  He mixes in Pilates, running, and swimming for the most part.  Take a peek at the article on Stack, which features a great video of Antonio Brown working out PHI Pilates.

One of the best statements of all about Pilates is from the Chicago Bears own, Martellus Bennett, who states below on the Stack article:

In an interview with Pilates Style, Bennett, a tight end, noted that the demands of his position take a toll on his joints and his lower back. After his first session, Bennett was hooked, and now he does Pilates up to five times a week. He said, “I can lift 500 pounds, but in a Pilates session, there’s always some different type of motion that’s hard for me to do. That’s what is so great about it.”

Now being around the office and with the ability to use some of Dr. Mark’s equipment, I can truthfully say that after being trained for fun by Dr. Mark’s daughter Jill Kemenosh, some of the movements are harder than I ever imagined you could make body weight exercises.

Noted Links:

Stack Article on NFL Players who do Pilates:

Evolving Pilates of Philadelphia – Lisa Gadsby –

Antonio Brown credits Pilates for his footwork:

In the link above over at stack above, Antonio Brown credits his Pilates workouts for his ability to maintain a strong core, better alignment of his body, and some of his ridiculous footwork.  Since it needs to be stated, I’m a bit of an Antonio Brown fan boy as a Steeler fan, but his Pilates and TRX work outs look pretty hard too!

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Dr. Mark and Dr. Tim crashed the National Ninja League event at Pinnacle Parkour this past weekend in Cherry Hill

This past weekend at Pinnacle Parkour in Cherry Hill, NJ, Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Dr. Tim Legath were invited by Dr. Trina Lisko and Captain NBC himself, Jamie Rahn to help support the athletes competing in the event.  If you have seen American Ninja Warrior on NBC, then you know the sport of Parkour/Ninja Training/Gymnastics is growing and quickly at that.  Do you need to see what we mean first hand?  95 amazing athletes took to the ropes, runners, and obstacles.  Ok, fine, check out this video!


Dr. Tim Legath and Ninja Competitor Geoff Britten


Dr. Trina Lisko – Cherry Hill Ninja Competitor

The event was tons of fun and the athletes were incredible.  We had so much fun seeing such great athletes work and attack the obstacles.

Interested in finding out more about the National Ninja League?

Interested in finding out more about Pinnacle Parkour?

Interested in finding out more about Jamie Rahn, Ninja Warrior?

Interested in finding out more about Geoff Britten, Ninja Warrior?

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Dr. Mike Leahy talks about being a part of a winning Superbowl team on the Denver Broncos Medical Staff

This is a little inside bit from the Active Release Technique provider network where Dr. Leahy, the founder of ART reaches out to let us know how things are going up at the big office in Colorado.  Sounds like a lot of fun treating athletes on the Superbowl Champion Denver Broncos.


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An article even we fall back to on occasion: Treating and Preventing Stress Fractures

It’s hard to believe that it has been two full years since this awesome article was published over at, but it has!  Dr. Thomas Michaud is a chiropractor who treats runners in the Boston area and has a lot of experience in the field.  The following article on Stress Fractures in the lower extremities, specifically in runners is great.

Original Article Author:  Thomas Michaud, DC (All credit goes to this person, great article)

Original Article:

The most profound statement in this story is the fact that one in five runners will sustain a stress fracture.  Dr. Michaud also states that while it is believed that bones are breaking down and becoming brittle in stress fractures, that in some cases, healthy bones can even break down due to unmanageable impact forces which often times are simply over training, poor footwear choices, and muscle strength related issues.

Dr. Michaud explains in depth that while some practitioners feel the piriformis is a low level hip rotator, that some newer research shows that it helps reinforce the femoral neck when running.  He also explains that the iliotibial band may also serve as a “fascial expansion” which helps to protect the femur from stress fractures when running.  This happens by way of the TFL (tensor fascia latae) and glut max muscles creating compression forces on the iliotibial band, which helps protect the femur.

Later in the article, Dr. Michaud states that:

“Another common cause of stress fractures is calf tightness. As demonstrated in several studies, tightness in the calf causes a premature lifting of the heel while running, which transfers a significant amount of force into the forefoot, as demonstrated in the seventh image above. In fact, one study found that individuals with tight calves were 4.6 times more likely to sustain a metatarsal stress fracture. As a result, maintaining adequate calf flexibility is essential in the treatment and prevention of metatarsal stress fractures.”

The article leads us to better understand why forms of treatment like Active Release Technique truly help runners, while corrective exercises based around the hip rotators specifically help runners go for longer periods of time without injury.  I highly recommend you take a look at the original article on a weekend when you have time to study up because it is a fantastic article with tons of insight into stress fractures.


If you are suffering with running injuries, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.  We have a wide variety of treatment options ranging from Chiropractic Manipulation, Active Release Technique, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation for getting runners better faster than just resting in some cases.  We also later prescribe corrective exercises to help strength key areas in endurance athletes that are often over looked during some training regimens.  


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Dr’s Mark, Andrew and Craig all took Active Release Techniques Nerve Entrapment Seminar this past weekend

This past weekend, Dr’s Mark Kemenosh, Andrew Gross, and Craig Evans all made the trek to Iselin, NJ where ART instructors Dr. Tony Criscuolo and Dr. John Schneider hosted the Long Nerve Entrapment Seminar session of Active Release Techniques.  The seminar was very interesting and getting to learn from Dr. Criscuolo is a very interesting event because he has one of the first officially treated patients using Active Release, dating back to 1991, give or take a year at this point as he described it.  Dr. Schneider is also a very interesting instructor because of his dealings primarily with NFL athletes around the New York area for most of his career.

The Long Nerve Entrapment seminar is very progressive in it’s management of soft tissue injuries as it attempts to actually move the nerve through the tissues proximally and distally to the maximum extent possible by moving every joint and body part that the nerve crosses.  Nerve adhesion’s and entrapment sites can be particularly painful because they affect the actual piece of tissue that transmits pain signals to our brains.  The nerves especially in some sports injuries can become adhered with other tissues during the healing process, and become exceptionally tender long after the actual problem is healed.  Seeking out nerve entrapment’s can be particularly important in chronic ankle sprains, general foot pain that has been present for some time, chronic low back pain, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, throwers arm, and many other common injuries.

As always, if you have questions, please give our main office line a ring at 856-228-3100 today and we will do our best to help you out.

Here are few candid pics of Dr. Craig Evans, Dr. Andrew Gross, and Dr. Mark Kemenosh practicing on each other and getting critiqued by the instructors!

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