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Are Toe Crunches just as important as Stomach Crunches??

24
Aug
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
  I have struggled over the years as to the importance of including toe flexor strengthening as part of a program for plantar fasciitis. Many researches agree that the potential causes of ...

Cross Fit - Is It Killing You??

28
Mar
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
(Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net)   CROSS FIT 101 First of all, you need to understand the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise requires oxygen, is low power...

Foot Orthotic Videos - What do YOU need?

06
Mar
   0 Comments    by orthowell
I have created several videos to demonstrate HOW and WHY we make custom foot orthotics at WalkWell Foot Orthotics to treat various foot pain conditions. You can share the links to these videos with friends or family members who may be suffering from foot pain and who are looking for answers. The con...

Plantar Fasciitis & Foot Orthotics

29
Oct
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
Yes. We treat a lot of plantar fasciitis. There is a lot of foot pain out there. While performing a literature review of heel pain in 2005 (follow this link to READ MORE), I made reference to several articles about the prevalence of heel pain. One United States study estimated that one million patie...

SI Joint Pain & Dysfunction. Do U Have It?

13
Sep
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
The sacroiliac or SI joint is the articulation between the bone at the base of the spine called the sacrum and the bones on both sides of the pelvis called the ilium. Refer to the picture below. Over...

Nerve Mobilization Techniques

13
Aug
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
I would like to highlight one of the unique treatment techniques that we offer at OrthoWell.  As many of you know, we spend a lot of quality time during our biomechanical evaluation trying to "figure things out". This is the reason that several of our referring physicians call us "THINKERS".  We p...

What Happened To My Arch??

20
Jun
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
I cannot count the number of times over the past 22 years that patients have told me “I USED to have an arch, but not anymore”.  Is it true that you can actually lose your arch as you get older?...

We're Back!!!!!! With a New Look!

11
Jun
   0 Comments    by orthowell
WOW!! We have been really busy here at OrthoWell. Thanks to you-our awesome patients!! I have been a little sidetracked from my blog posts recently as I am SURE all of you have noticed and have “sor...

PUMP YOU UP!!

10
Mar
,    1 Comments    by orthowell
So how important is resistance training? I have had the privilege of working with one of my peers, a fellow PT, and strength and conditioning specialist, Mike Stare from Spectrum Fitness in Beverly, b...

Why does your knee keep on hurtin'?

09
Feb
,    1 Comments    by orthowell
As the adage goes “ The more treatments we have for something, the more we don’t understand the cause”, it seems that anterior (front) knee pain or patellofemoral (kneecap) dysfunction would fall into that category. We understand that a torn meniscus or torn anterior cruciate ligament requires...

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