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Spring Into Fitness 2016

Meet with one of Breakthru’s Certified Personal Trainers 2 times a week for 8 weeks for an unbelievable value of $25* per Semi-Private Training Session. Includes

  • FREE Gym Membership during Training
  • 4 FREE Group Classes
  • Functional Movement Screen
  • $100 CASH PRIZE rewarded to the participant with the GREATEST weight loss

All participants must allow their progress to be documented along with their photo taken prior to every training session in order to qualify for the $100 cash prize.

Package is to be purchased Paid In Full. Available at our Medford and Voorhees Locations Only.

PTFit Program

Free for all patients!

BREAKTHRU is committed to the long term health & wellness of our clients and our community! We created our VERY OWN program that places our patients on the pathway from Rehabilitation to Fitness by providing exclusive-use of our fitness centers in a supportive and fun environment as well as guidance & knowledge from our Fitness Team so that our patients will be able to make well-guided decisions regarding their very own health and well-being by the time they graduate from physical therapy- all for FREE!Breakthru-Physical-Therapy-Best-Of-South-Jersey-21

Our physical therapists work closely with our Training Team during their care to create personalized plans that are customized to maximize our patient’s recovery during their rehabilitation process as well as their well-being and unique needs after they graduate from physical therapy. From beginning to graduation, our PT Fit Program exposes all clients to the benefits of leading healthy, active lifestyles combined with a fun mix of healthy exercises to get you back to doing the activities you love!

Our PTFit Program includes:

  • Fitness consultation with a Certified Personal Trainer
  • Gym Membership
  • Functional Movement Screen
  • Fitness Goal Tracking
  • Exercise Classes
  • PTFit Program Workout Shirt
  • Our culture is such that your Physical Therapy is part of your personalized pathway to fitness, so you can achieve your health and fitness goals

Research has shown that carefully prescribed exercises improve your rehabilitation

Our Doctors of Physical Therapy will guide you through a course of treatment that may include stretching, aerobics, balance and strengthening in order to improve joints and and muscles.

Your Personalized Pathway From Rehabilitation to Fitness

From start to graduation, your Physical Therapy program is combined with a fun mix of healthy exercises to get you back to doing the activities you love.

Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

The FMS is a screening tool that we use to identify limitations and/or asymmetries in seven fundamental movement patterns that are crucial to functional movement quality. Observing these patterns allows our Physical Therapy and Fitness Team to create the appropriate plan of corrective exercises to fit your needs, and serves as the foundation for a personalized fitness program. It is a complimentary part of our PT Fit program. Learn your weak links and fix them.

Improve Your Running and Stay Injury Free

Running is easy! Just put one foot in front of the other and GO! If it were only that simple…  When running, there is much more to keep in mind than what your feet are doing. Running is a highly complex motion involving the entire body.  If you lack the coordination, flexibility, and motor control to run efficiently, you increase the risk of injury and not achieving your full potential.  Whether you have been injured or are looking to prevent injury, a comprehensive screen and biomechanical assessment from a highly trained physical therapist is essential.

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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 just a little soreness from your hard work. These are three injuries that occur commonly that may be serious and require more immediate medical management.

  1. Stress Fractures:
    Stress fractures occur often from overtraining and increasing mileage too quickly. Since the bones of your leg and foot take a lot of force through them when running, they need time to adapt and recover from increased loads. If they are unable to adapt a stress fracture can occur. If you have aches or pains in these areas lasting more than a week that occurs with weight bearing or running, it is a good idea to get it checked out by a medical professional to make sure it is not a stress fracture.Dr. Ana Cafengiu from Cafengiu Podiatry & Sports Medicine states that “Most patients wait a while before treating a stress fracture because they don’t equate the pain with a ” broken bone” as they don’t remember any specific injury that caused it.”If you have a stress fracture, treatment will often include rest and limitations in weight bearing activity, gradual activity progression, strengthening and stretching areas with imbalances to improve your biomechanics and to increase your shock absorption ability. It is also a good idea to review your training program with a personal trainer or running coach. Continue reading

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 have particular needs that have to be addressed in order to increase performance and play injury free. The injury rate for girls playing high school sports is alarming. An adolescent girl is 4 to 6 times more likely to suffer an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury than a boy the same age, playing a similar sport. There are numerous theories for the increased risk for ACL injuries in female athletes which include anatomical, hormonal, neuromuscular, and biomechanical factors.

From an athletic development standpoint, there are 3 critical areas that need to be included in an off-season as well as in-season strength and conditioning program to reduce injuries and enhance performance for female athletes: Increase in lower body strength, training for single leg strength and developing core strength.

In BREAKTHRU’s Move Well – Play Strong For Girls training program we work with all 3 of these essential areas to help your athlete improve her overall athletic ability and allow her to play better with reduced risk of injury.

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 female athletes and long distance runners. During periods of rapid growth there is often neuromuscular imbalance that tends to occur more in females than males. Pain is often reproduced when sitting with the knees bent for a long period of time, climbing stairs, running, weight lifting, or kneeling.

Some potential causes of this problem are biomechanical due to excessive pronation of the foot and abnormal movement of the knee during landing. There is a groove on the lower end of the femur in which the knee cap travels. When there are muscle imbalances in the leg there can be abnormal tracking of the knee cap causing it to grind against one side of the groove causing pain. Continue reading

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.

Symptoms. Patients experience a wide range of symptoms which include:
(1) Pain-Often sharp, may be felt along the edge of the knee joint closest to where the torn meniscus is located.
(2) Swelling- Causes it to feel stiff and tight. This is usually because fluid accumulates inside the knee joint.
(3) Locking- Refers to the inability to completely straighten out the knee. This can happen when a fragment of the meniscus tears free and gets caught in the hinge mechanism of the knee. This is similar to a pencil becoming stuck in between the hinge of a door.  Continue reading