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JONATHAN CRAWFORD, PT, DPT

AN INTRODUCTION TO IASTM

Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) can be a beneficial manual therapy treatment in physical therapy. IASTM refers to the use of a dense, non-irritating material, such as stainless steel or jade, to apply a force to soft tissue structure such as muscle or tendons for the purpose of achieving a musculoskeletal and/or neurological change. 

Cupping Therapy: Not Just for Olympic Athletes

Myofascial decompression (MFD), also known as “cupping,” is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for more than 2,000 years. Notably, professional athletes including Michael Phelps and the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team have used cupping as part of their maintenance and recovery programs.

The Pop Heard Round the World (Cup): Women & ACL Injuries

Alex Morgan. Megan Rapinoe. Ashlyn Harris. Ali Krieger. What do these women have in common? For one, they are all current members of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team participating in the 2019 World Cup. But for another, they are all current USWNT who have suffered an ACL injury during the course of their soccer career.

10 Tips for Exercising in the Summer Heat

Please enjoy this blog from our guest author, personal trainers from The Connection in Summit, NJ.  The weather is heating up, but don’t let that stop you from squeezing a workout into your day. Here are 10 tips from The Connection’s personal trainers to help you get...

CrossFit is…Good for You?

Over the past ten years, the world has had a love/hate relationship with CrossFit. While some people swear by it and can only go a few minutes without talking about the sport, others ridicule the cult-like fitness trend and insist that it causes far too many injuries....

Water, Please!

Are you hitting your hydration goals? If not, you could be sapping your energy and ruining your ability to lose weight. According to the Mayo Clinic most people are not aware of how much water they are drinking.  “Water’s involved in every type of cellular process in...

Spring Back Into Running

Spring is coming, can’t you feel it? People all over the country are getting back into outdoor activities after taking the winter off. Everyone is hitting the ground running, but you need to remember there is always a risk of injury when returning to activity after taking a break.

National Athletic Training Month

We’d like to take this opportunity to celebrate National Athletic Training Month! At EXCEL, we recognize Certified Athletic Trainers’ commitment to helping people prevent injuries and stay healthy and active.

What is Direct Access? [Infographic]

The term “direct access” has been thrown around quite a bit in regards to insurance and healthcare, but a large portion of the general public still do not know what direct access is or the many benefits it holds.

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