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The Consequences of Sitting

Posted on March 22, 2016

It's been estimated that Americans now spend an average of 9.3 hours per day sitting. Whether it's a long commute driving to work, sending emails, working on the computer, sitting through staff meetings, eating meals, watching TV or playing on your smartphone or tablet, we are sitting more than ever before. This may not sound […]

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Core Training

Posted on May 26, 2015

Let me tell you a story about a recent patient I saw. This gentleman has had a history of low back pain off and on for the past 5 year or so. Just like with every patient I evaluate, he was taken through a comprehensive movement assessment utilizing the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). He […]

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The trouble with “Couch to 5k” programs

Posted on May 15, 2015

Recreational running and racing has been on the rise in the U.S. over the past 20 years. Statistics show that since 1990, the number of race finishers has increased by nearly 300% (roughly 19 million finishers in 2013). The 5k race has maintained the #1 position of race distances with 8.3 million finishers in 2013 […]

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Affordable Healthcare Act

Posted on September 22, 2014

There is much debate regarding the positive and negative aspects of the Affordable Care Act. Despite the controversy, the initiative focuses on three important aims: Experience of Care (including quality and satisfaction), Population Health and Cost per Capita. In my opinion, one aspects of the plan that should be appreciated is that we finally have […]

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Why Physical Therapy is Worth Paying for

Posted on March 24, 2014

We at Momentum PT are adamant that physical therapy will give you an excellent return on your investment, we would argue that PT is one of the medical services that is absolutely worth paying for, Here is why: PT services are economical. Physical Therapy costs (roughly $100 a visit – no more than a personal […]

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Preventing ACL Tears in Female Athletes

Posted on March 12, 2014

According to the research, females are 4-6 times more likely to tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) as compared to males participating in similar sports. 1 in 50 to 1 in 100 females are likely to tear their ACL. Unfortunately, if the ACL is torn and repaired females are two to three times more likely to tear […]

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Imaging

Posted on January 30, 2014

Complaints of low back pain are one of the most common reasons people visit doctors. Pain that has lasted only a few weeks is likely to subside on its own, making imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs medically unnecessary unless the patient’s medical history or physical examine suggests otherwise. Yet patients sometimes […]

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