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Inside and outside the clinic, we strive to EXCEL at everything we do.

KEVIN LAPHAM, PT, DPT, CSCS

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. By definition, CrossFit is a high-intensity fitness program incorporating elements from several sports and types of exercise. As both a CrossFit coach and physical therapist, I’m here to tell you what goes on behind the scenes.

Hamstrung?

There is a reason the word hamstring has been colloquialized as a verb. Any injury to your hamstrings can cause serious pain, and be severely disabling as they are used every single day when you’re walking.

Concussion: What You Need to Know

In sport, one of the most common injuries that a young athlete may endure is a concussion. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions occur in sports and recreational activities annually.

Pain: More than Just Tissue Damage

Pain has long been defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Everyone has experienced pain at some point, but it is often a difficult concept to define.

Teachers: Now is the Time to Take Care of YOU!

Those who aren’t teachers often imagine that summer is the time when teachers kick back and relax. But the reality is, you’re often using this free time to catch up on everything you don’t get done during the school year, thanks to the demands of the job.

Prehabilitation for Surgery Recovery

No, that is not a typo. We’re talking about PREhabilitation, a relatively new idea in the medical world. Just like rehab helps you recover after surgery or injury, prehab helps you prepare for surgery with the goal of shortening your recovery time and making it less painful.

Training For Your First 5K

Charity runs are a great inspiration for many to take up a more active lifestyle. Who can resist the combination of raising money for your favorite cause and doing something good for your own health?

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