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Warm-up and Cool-down Strategies for Running

THE WARM-UP Why is warming up important? Increases blood flow and the amount of oxygen that is available to the muscles used when running. Gradually elevates your body temperature and heart rate to help you get acclimated to the workload. Increases muscle flexibility, which can help prevent injury. Mentally prepares you for the run! Warm-up […]

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Don’t Get Hurt Returning to Exercise

During the COVID-19 pandemic, activity levels dropped for a lot of people. Between stay at home orders, gym closures, and working from home, people became more sedentary. On top of that, there were shortages of equipment like dumbbells and bicycles, making staying active at home difficult even if you wanted to. But this summer, things […]

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Physical Therapy Isn’t Just for Pain. It Can Keep You Healthy for Life.

You know that physical activity is good for you. The benefits are well researched, and the list is impressive. Here’s just a sampling: – Releases endorphins to make you feel good and fight depression – Helps control weight – Prevents diseases like stroke, diabetes, and some forms of cancer – Improves sleep – Helps you […]

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Summer Running Goals? We can help!

Summer is coming and everyone is RUNNING to reach their fitness goals! Breakthru is here to help you reach them! As the weather warms up, and you are increasing your training, it is important to know that with increased running having proper form is key to prevent injury! Did you know? Breakthru Physical Therapists and […]

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3 very common tendon issues that can get in the way of consistently performing outdoor activities such as walking!

Spring is here and the weather is only getting nicer. That means that outdoor activities such as walking are surely on the rise. We fully encourage you to walk and are hoping that everyone is getting out and enjoying the weather. While picking up your usual walking routine or starting a new one, we encourage […]

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Stay physically active during COVID-19 with exercise as medicine.

Recent evidence suggested that physical activity levels have decreased by 30% while sitting time has increased by 30% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Decreased physical activity and increased sedentary behavior are risk factors for cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, bone and joint disease and premature death. Many experts on COVID-19 have […]

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We Are Committed To Your Health and Wellness

Dear Breakthru Family, We hope you and all you love continue to remain healthy and safe. The past few weeks have marked a period of unprecedented, challenging times for all of us, as we, as a community, deal with dramatic lifestyle adjustments and new ways to go about our daily activities. As part of our […]

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Neck & Back Pain

All back pain is not the same and our patients are treated with a unique and personalized program to address individual impairments/functional difficulties, based on high quality research. Pain education (cognitive behavioral therapy) helps decrease disability and improve function.

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Hip and Groin Injuries in Athletes- A New Frontier in Sports Medicine

Growing body of Knowledge There is increasing optimism for athletes and everyday athletes with hip and groin pain due to a growing body of knowledge and recent advances.  There is a better understanding about the anatomy and function of the hip.  For accurate diagnoses, a proper biomechanical exam is imperative.  Hip experts are coming together […]

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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 […]

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