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Don’t Get Heartbroken: 5 Tips for Heart Health

This February, take some time to focus on your heart—and no, we’re not talking about today’s Valentine’s Day festivities. February is American Heart Month, which aims to raise awareness about heart health and urge those around you to prevent heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality for men and women in the United States. 

What better timing than the beginning of February to check in on those New Year’s resolutions you made and reconfirm or even restart your commitment to a healthier lifestyle? We asked Glen Rock Clinic Director and cardiovascular pulmonary specialist Robert Egermayer, PT, MPT, CCS to share some tips for working toward a healthier you in 2020. 

Excel Injury Report: Super Bowl LIV

The Super Bowl. It’s the biggest game of a professional American football player’s life. In the case of players for the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, it’s also the 19th game of the season. Considering the intense competition and punishment that these...

Blood Flow Restriction & Physical Therapy

Blood flow restriction (BFR) is one of many modalities that can be used in physical therapy treatment. During BFR treatment, a trained physical therapist uses a specialized inflatable device to apply pressure to an extremity during exercise in order to reduce blood...

Staying Active When the Temperature Drops

When the seasons change and it becomes too cold to spend time outdoors for more than a few minutes, many people reduce their activity levels and hibernate for the winter. How many of us have woken up on a cold winter morning and decided we’d rather spend an extra hour...

Fractures in Soccer Athletes

Soccer is rough on the feet! Soccer players are prone to foot and ankle injuries from running, jumping, cutting, contacting players, and striking the soccer ball. While we often see soccer players with ankle sprains of the ligaments, fractures are a significant cause...

An Introduction to IASTM

What is 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...

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...

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