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How Can A Physical Therapist Prepare Me For Performance Training?

Posted by Activcore Physical Therapy & Performance on January 13, 2020 at 5:35 PM

Before starting a performance training program, it’s always best to go through the proper evaluations and preparations with a qualified movement expert, such as a physical therapist.

Whether you plan to lift weights, run on a treadmill, or play a sport, you should make sure your body is capable of properly performing these movements. You should also know when and how much to increase the resistance, intensity, repetitions and frequency of the desired physical activity.

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How Can Kettlebells Help You Every Day? 4 Kettlebell Exercises Fully Explained.

Posted by Activcore Physical Therapy & Performance on January 2, 2020 at 11:47 PM

In a previous post, we discussed how kettlebells allow you to replicate many of the basic movements you make in everyday life. This type of strength training helps you re-establish natural movement patterns, learn how to handle unstable loads without thinking about it, and reduce the risk of injury.

In today's post, we'll look into four kettlebell exercises that can be applied to all walks of life, whether you’re a world-class athlete or you struggle to pick up a bag of groceries.

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Not All Physical Therapists Are The Same. When Should You See A Specialist?

Posted by Activcore Physical Therapy & Performance on December 10, 2019 at 12:32 PM

You are hurting and you’ve heard that physical therapy can help. A doctor, chiropractor, friend, or co-worker may have recommended that you see one. Okay, now it’s time to choose. So who should you see? How do you find the one most qualified and best suited for your particular needs?

Let’s face it, there are literally thousands of physical therapists out there offering their services. However, only a small percentage of them specialize in an area of practice, such as pelvic health, men's health, vestibular rehab, and TMJ disorders. And, out of those, only a fraction are lucky enough to work in a quality, personalized setting where you aren’t treated like a number. That probably leaves just a handful of actual physical therapy "specialists" in your local community.

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Why Should I Add Kettlebells to my Workout Routine?

Posted by Activcore Physical Therapy & Performance on October 3, 2019 at 12:23 AM

Kettlebell training involves basic, fundamental movements that mimic many of the movements you make in everyday life, such as carrying uneven loads, bending over, squatting and getting up off the ground. Some kettlebell exercises are explosive movements (ballistic), while others are slow and deliberate (grinds).

The beauty of kettlebells is that they support all fitness goals or activities and conflict with none. They make your body stronger and more resilient while reducing the risk of injury.

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How Much Do You Value Physical Therapy?

Posted by Activcore Physical Therapy & Performance on August 27, 2019 at 1:09 AM

As co-pays for physical therapy visits approach $50, it’s only natural to start questioning if you’re really getting your money’s worth.

Was my physical therapist prepared, ready, and on time for my session? Did I feel like I was the center of attention, or just a number? Did my physical therapist really listen to me and address my needs? Did I get pushed off to a technician or aide? Could I have just done those exercises at home? Did I get any closer to reaching my goals?

These are some of the questions you should ask yourself after each session in order to help determine the value of your physical therapy. You shouldn’t leave an appointment wondering if it was worth your time. After all, you have enough to worry about. Instead, you should feel totally confident that you made the right choice when it comes to your health.

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What Can Princeton University Athletics Learn From Activcore?

Posted by Activcore Physical Therapy & Performance on August 19, 2019 at 1:02 AM

Michelle Cesan, former Princeton University Field Hockey Player and member of the USA National Field Hockey Team, had been dealing with back issues for over a year. She reported, “Though I was able to get temporary relief through heat, massage and chiropractic means, nothing lasted more than a day.” Her coaches, trainers and doctors were unsure of the root cause of her symptoms, since both the MRI and bone scan were negative. Michelle was beginning to think she would have to live with the pain. That was until an Athletic Trainer from Princeton University recommended Activcore.

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Can Physical Therapy be a Viable Alternative to Opioids? Activcore Discusses the Topic of Pain.

Posted by Activcore Physical Therapy & Performance on August 12, 2019 at 11:48 PM

The War on Pain has begun! But in order to defeat this enemy, we first have to understand it.

Many people simply mask pain by avoiding activity and taking increasing amounts of medication like opioids. However, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests having increased knowledge of pain can help the recovery process.

At Activcore, we want to share some of our thoughts on pain management. We hope that, with this new arsenal of information, you can conquer your pain and return to whatever it is that you love to do.

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How Can Suspended Push-Ups Relieve Low Back Pain?

Posted by Activcore Physical Therapy & Performance on July 23, 2019 at 9:19 PM

Two physical therapy studies here suggest push-ups in Redcord suspension slings are superior to ground based push-ups for improving function of the lumbar muscles. Low back pain patients responded well to this type of muscle activation.

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