Get Moving!

By PSSM Staff,

After writing about managing neck and upper back pain while on an airplane, I decided to write about an unpleasant experience I had while on a long flight to prevent you from having the same experience! A couple years ago, I flew to Japan which was a 13 hour flight. I decided that I would sleep as much as I could to compensate for the time difference. When I wasn’t sleeping, I watched a movie on my personal entertainment center. […]

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Proper Sitting Posture for Crazy NJ Traffic

By PSSM Staff,

Proper Sitting Posture for Crazy NJ Traffic BY: Chris Lybarger, PT, DPT If you live in New Jersey, and especially North and Central aspects, then you know a little about sitting in traffic. Whether it’s the daily commute to and from work or trying to head into Philadelphia or NYC for a day trip on the weekend, most of us understand all too well the struggle and time consuming beast it is. What most of don’t take into account though […]

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Women’s Health: Chestedness and Mid-Back Pain

By PSSM Staff,

If your breast size is on the larger end of the spectrum and you contend with mid back pain frequently you may be wondering how to combat the musculoskeletal effects of your breast size. If you’re diligent about proper bra size and fit and know that you’ve covered your bases on that front but still have frequent issues with back discomfort you may benefit from some of these therapeutic correctives which you can do at home. As always, be sure […]

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EAT TO NATURALLY BOOST YOUR METABOLISM

By PSSM Staff,

No matter what your fitness goals are one fairly common objective for many is the boosting of their metabolism. Simply put, your body’s metabolism is the way in which it utilizes energy to meet your physical needs and fuel your body both when it is working and at rest. There are a number of physical body factors that contribute to one’s metabolism, genetics and muscle mass are two examples of this, but the foods we eat contribute significantly as well. […]

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Facts about being a Physical Therapist: Did you know?

By PSSM Staff,

Physical Therapy is a fascinating field since the dawn of its conception in the 1920s. Since that time the field of Physical Therapy has grown to an entity that has been pushing the envelope to what therapist can and cannot do. Did you know Physical Therapist can treat beyond the normal orthopedic / post-op patient? Physical Therapist can be certified and/or specialized in different methods and techniques. Many do not know therapist can treat patients with vertigo, pelvic floor dysfunctions, […]

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Benefits of Endurance Exercise

By PSSM Staff,

When you read the benefits of aerobic exercise, it’s a no brainer to include steady state cardio or circuit training between 120-130 bpm for 25+ mins in your workouts. Decreased risk of injury (esp in late stages of games) Less stress & anxiety Better memory and recall as well as ability to learn new motor patterns Increased ability to recover from bursts of activity Improved heart health and efficiency Lower rate of glycogen depletion during exercise Better sleep quality Try […]

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Preparing for Holiday Races

By PSSM Staff,

During the winter, there are multiple 5k races around the holidays. This is a fun event for family members to do together to create traditions and memories around the holidays. If you are concerned about signing up for a race there are a few things to remember and consider for a fun and successful race! 1) Make sure you have proper clothing and footwear. In cold weather, you need protective clothing to stay warm as well as proper shoes for […]

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Olympic Lifting: Bigger, Faster, Stronger

By PSSM Staff,

Olympic lifting brings beauty and beast mode into one graceful movement. The sheer power and technique is a delight to watch during the Summer Olympic Games. The two movements that are considered to be Olympic lifts are the Clean & Jerk and Snatch.  The reason for its popularity and known technique to the general public is possibly from Crossfit. Crossfit gave olympic lifting the boost it needed to spark interest among the fitness community. What is Olympic Lifting exactly? Olympic […]

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