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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32012Feb

Importance of CPR/AED Training and Certification

On Thursday August 2nd, we had a CPR/AED training session at the Medford BREAKTHRU Fitness and Physical Therapy. The course went very smoothly and we had a great turnout. Thank you to Strategic Training Concepts, LLC for your time, services and valuable information. We learned the basics of how to save a life, how to treat…

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32012Feb

Olympian’s Testimony of Heart and Dedication

This inspiring post has been adapted from the original article, “Heart disease survivor Dana Vollmer eyes Olympic gold,”published June 20, 2012.  With the games underway, many of us are talking about the astonishing accomplishments that these athletes have made. Not only have the accomplishments been noted, but also the amount of blood, sweat and tears that…

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