12014Jan

How to Achieve your Resolutions in 2014

Within a week, one in four will have dropped their resolution attempt while half will have abandoned it within a month. Before you find yourself in this unfortunate position, follow these simple rules to stay on track and make this year a year to remember. Be Realistic It’s easy to get caught up in the…

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32013Dec

Hit the Ground Running

3 Common Running Injuries Not to Ignore No matter what distance or experience level you have with running, almost every runner experiences some aches and pains at one point or another. Especially, when you are increasing the distance you run, it is important to analyze whether or not that ache is something more serious or…

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32013Nov

Top 5 Upper Extremity Injuries in Youth Athletes

Shoulder and arm injuries often plague young athletes in many overhead sports such as baseball, lacrosse, football, softball, volleyball, swimming, and tennis. These injuries are often related to an imbalance in the body somewhere along the body’s chain, and can often be prevented. Dr. Ganley, Director of Sports Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia…

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202013Sep

Video Analysis: Tool For Physical Therapy and Performance Training

BREAKTHRU has a new tool – video analysis! It’s a valuable resource in helping assess and treat every patient from injury rehabilitation to sports performance. We now can study – in real time – the way a person moves throughout a golf swing, running, pitching a ball, rising from a chair, and almost every other…

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202013Sep

Build A Body To MOVE WELL

With the explosion in the number of girls playing highly competitive sports today, it is important for all parents of these young athletes and their coaches to realize that physical preparation prior to the start of the season, as well as during the season, is critical to reduce injuries, and increase performance. Teenage female athletes…

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202013Sep

Fat Loss Training For Women

The secret to losing fat and gaining a lean, attractive, and feminine physique has nothing to do with fad diets, “super foods”, starvation, pills, or hours of cardio. There is one magic word, however, that is the key to successful fat loss. That word is METABOLISM. And by that I mean the rate at which your…

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202013Sep

Take Control Of Your Back Pain

But if you are like most Americans over 40, your back pain may be getting in the way of what you enjoy doing. If you are one of the few with a healthy back, here are some quick tips to keep you safe. For those of you with back pain, here are some suggestions on…

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12013Sep

Don’t Let Knee Patellofemoral Pain Slow You Down

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is one of several potential causes of knee pain that may affect up to 25% of athletes. Typically it occurs in the front of the knee due to compressive forces on the knee causing the underside of the knee cap to grind against the femur. This is most commonly seen in adolescent…

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32013Jul

Meniscus Tears What You Need to Know to Stay in the Game

Knee injuries are the most common reason athletes have to sit out for an entire season, with meniscus tears being among the most prevalent. Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was recently sidelined due to a meniscus tear. The meniscus are natural “spacers” or shock absorbers in the knee, and sit between the femur and tibia….

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32013Feb

Relax, De-stress and Reduce Pain with a Massage!

Typically when we hear about a massage, we think its purpose is for relaxation and stress relief. Well that is true, but a massage has numerous additional benefits. ‘A massage is also very effective at managing stress, which is increasingly becoming linked to health problems. The Mayo Clinic cites massage as a valid medical method to reduce stress,…

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