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Do You Really Need To Stretch Your Hamstrings?

20
Oct
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
Fall has arrived. Amazing colors once again. Should you stretch your hamstrings before hiking thru the fall colors? Read on to see if you should...or if you shouldn't.... I want to share with you w...

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...

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...

Foam Rolling Technique

16
Jan
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
As most of you know, a very important part of our practice is the treatment of soft tissue dysfunction. This may be in the form of a muscle “knot”, chronic scar tissue, or post-surgical stiffness. We have many names ie “the doctors of knotology” and “the Marquis de Sade” to name a few. I...

KinesioTape-The Evidence

26
Oct
,    1 Comments    by orthowell
I have received several comments from bloggers that “there is no evidence” regarding the effectiveness of Kinesiology Taping or KinesioTaping Techniques. I would like to share with you some very d...

Reebok pays 25M - Kick in the Butt!

02
Oct
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
As an addendum to the my last post "Whats Up with the Shape-Ups?", guess what happened to Reebok? They have to pay 25 million due to false "toning" claims. Talk about a kick in the butt!! Read on. ...

So what's up with the Shape-Ups?

21
Aug
,    1 Comments    by orthowell
So what’s up with the claims made by these toning shoes?? I’m sure that you all have seen advertisements for the new rage in footwear…”toning” shoes. Several manufactures such as Shape-Up...

How "HIP" is your knee pain?

25
Feb
,    3 Comments    by orthowell
"The knee bone’s connected to the…hip bone” may be your therapist’s greatest clue to solving your knee pain.  How many patients have gone to physical therapy for knee pain and received an ultrasound & quad exercises only to be disappointed in his or her outcome?   What exactly is the ...

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