The importance of Sleep in Athletic Recovery

By PSSM Staff,

The importance of Sleep in Athletic Recovery: The most important facet to athletic recovery is sleep.  This naturally recurring state of mind and body characterized by altered consciousness provides benefits to mental health, hormone balance and muscular recovery.  Getting enough sleep typically means anywhere from 7-10 hours a night for most athletes.   Mental Health: Sleep helps your brain work properly! While sleeping your brain forms new pathways to help you learn information. If you are trying to learn a […]

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Scapular Winging

By PSSM Staff,

Scapular winging is a condition wherein the shoulder blade moves excessively away from its normal position on the thoracic region of the back.  This can cause pain and weakness as well as loss of function and can be a problem cosmetically.  The causes of scapular winging are numerous.  The most common cause is weakness of the stabilizing muscles of the shoulder blade.  The scapula is the attachment site for many muscles which work in conjunction to move the arm in […]

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Multi-Planer Movements Should Be a Part of Any Rehab or Training Program

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Multi-Planer Movements Should Be a Part of Any Rehab or Training Program BY: Chris Lybarger, PT, DPT   Whatever your activity of choice, whether it be running, team sports, dance etc they all require strength and mobility in multiple planes of movement. The major planes of movement are frontal (side to side movement), sagittal (front to back movement) and transverse (rotational movement). Every activity from daily ADL tasks to sports requires some sort of function in multiple planes. Yet, how […]

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Health Benefits of Bone Broth

By PSSM Staff,

  With the temperature dropping and winter coming keeping healthy is important to help stave of colds and other illnesses we are prone to in the winter months. Bone broths are rich in protein and a great source of minerals that support the immune system and contain healing compounds such as collagen, glutamine, glycine an proline. Bone broth also contains minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, Sulphur and others.  Some of […]

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Staying on Track

By PSSM Staff,

Having trouble sticking to your home exercise program while you are in PT or after you are discharged? There are fortunately many different ways for you to stay on track with your exercises and routine. 1)     Try listening to music! Music is a great way to motivate you and stay positive during a workout. It also can be distracting for you when you are doing, especially if you don’t particularly enjoy exercising. The type of music can also […]

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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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