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There’s A Better Way To Test Your Muscles: Introducing Redcord Testing

I wanted to share something that happened to me while recently evaluating someone for physical therapy. A mother of two elementary school children comes in with complaints of right hip pain and a long history of hammer toes on both feet. Neither of these issues are urgent or in an acute stage. She just wants to prevent them from getting any worse.

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3 Common Running Mistakes that Can Lead to Pain

As a Doctor of Physical Therapy with advanced education specifically in running biomechanics, I see some common running mistakes that contribute to low back pain, knee pain and/or ankle pain. The three that I see most often are overstriding, bounce, and compliance.

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Pilates Exercises for Knee Health

Our knees take so much wear and tear for us, but maintaining proper knee health ensures we can stay active during any phase of life. The knee is a complex joint consisting of bones, tendons (connect muscle to bone), ligaments (connect bone to bone), muscles, and nerves (that innervate those muscles).

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Activcore Physical Therapy Is Now Available Inside The Excel Fitness Center in Bernardsville, NJ

I am excited to announce that we have expanded our physical therapy services into a popular personal training gym located in Bernardsville, New Jersey. Established over a decade ago, the Excel Fitness Center has been helping people in Central New Jersey live healthier lives.

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What Can I Expect When Being Treated for Lymphedema

If you've been diagnosed with lymphedema (or suspect you have it), a physical therapist can help. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (LMT), I have advanced training in this area of practice. So I thought it would be helpful for me to explain what I do when treating someone for lymphedema.

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How Can A Physical Therapist Help Treat Lymphedema

I am thrilled to add lymphedema management to my list of physical therapy service offerings. When I joined the staff at Activcore, I had the chance to observe a lymphedema trained specialist, Dr. Lisa Ochman. She applied lymphatic drainage in ways that were incredibly creative and effective.

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Tackling a Spartan Race at Age 50: The Race is On!

The day is finally here and we are excited! The weather looks to be in our favor: slightly cloudy and not too hot, even a bit of a breeze. I am caffeinated, hydrated and ready to go. My mission is to have fun, support my team, and survive intact!

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Tackling a Spartan Race at Age 50: Overcoming Some Hurdles

A key feature of Spartan races is hurdling. Not like track hurdles, but having to jump or scramble all manner of objects and obstacles in an often muddy environment. As I worked through my training plan to get myself ready to tackle the literal hurdles in the race, I encountered some figurative ones too.

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Tackling a Spartan Race at Age 50: Increasing Intensity and Nutritional Support

Once I committed to the Spartan race, figured out how to make space for training in my busy schedule, and then got my body (and how it moves) tested by the experts... I decided to up the intensity of my training a few notches!

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Tackling a Spartan Race at Age 50: Don’t Just Guess... Assess!

Because I’m a Performance Specialist at Activcore, I have a good sense of my own physical condition. Nonetheless, I knew that getting an outside, objective perspective from other professions would help me optimize my Spartan training plan.

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