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Dietary Tips to Reduce Inflammation

By Gary Fuschini, PTA

Acute inflammation in response to an injury is a helpful, normal and necessary process of the human body. When inflammation becomes chronic it is a lower level, harmful response and is thought to be an underlying cause of many common conditions and diseases. Following are some changes you can make in your diet to reduce that chronic inflammatory response which may be responsible for your aches and pains, weight gain and premature aging. Increase your water intake. We have all […]

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Foam Rolling

By Gary Fuschini, PTA

Recently, foam rolling has gained popularity among trainers, physical therapists and fitness enthusiasts. What are the benefits of using a foam roller? Quicker recovery, decreased muscle pain and spasm, increased blood flow and less delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) are some of the claims. The physical act of rolling over the foam can break up tiny adhesions and scarring in the muscles which develop from exercise, overuse, injury, faulty mechanics or stress. Left unchecked, these adhesions can begin to obstruct […]

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Laser therapy: Touch-free healing

By PSSM Staff,

The future of healing has been in the hands of professional athletes for years and is now available to everyone as a method of treatment at Performance Spine and Sports Medicine (PSSM). Laser therapy has been in use by major league sports trainers and Olympic trainers for years, according to the LiteCure website, the company which provides the class IV high-intensity laser at PSSM. Dr. Aisling Linehan, a physical therapist at PSSM said that laser therapy has been a popular […]

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The Skinny on Summer Slimming

By PSSM Staff,

Trimming the waistline starts with training the mouth. “Diet is the number one factor for slimming down, exercise helps cardiovascular health and burn calories, but if the diet isn’t taken into factor then you aren’t refueling the body correctly,” says Dr. Susann Clothier, chiropractor at Performance Spine and Sports Medicine. She recommends eating whole real foods and lots of fruits and vegetables. She said fat is not off the table when trying to slim down. Healthy fats such as avocadoes, […]

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What kind of stretching is most beneficial?

By PSSM Staff,

There are many schools of thought when it comes to stretching. For years, static stretching, holding a stretch in one position for 30 secs or longer, was thought to be the ideal way to stretch. New research has shed some light on some possible drawbacks of static stretching as well as a relatively newer concept of active isolated stretching. Here are some of the basic principles: Static stretching v. Active Isolated Stretch Static Stretching Hold stretch for 60secs Decreased blood […]

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Sneaky Movement

By Gary Fuschini, PTA

I often hear people say they do not have time for exercise. Quality of life improves when we exercise so I can suggest a few ways to fit more activity into our busy schedules. Take the stairs, skip the elevator. Park farther away from your destination; force yourself to walk. Ride your bike to work or to do errands; you don’t always have to drive! Play with your children; don’t simply watch them play, join in. Use a convertible standing […]

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Staying Healthy Through the Spring Sports Season

By Jim Tholany, DPT

Spring is finally here and those running into the warmth before warming up might find themselves out for the season. Dr. Jim Tholany, director of rehabilitation at Performance Spine and Sports Medicine, said the warmer weather leads to a resurgence of activity and recreational activities that lead people into physical therapy clinics across the northeast. “The most common spring activities I see injuries in involve running. In most cases, most people’s attempt at fitness makes them wind up injured,” said […]

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Text Neck

By PSSM Staff,

Don’t let your neck pay the price of keeping in touch The key to avoiding the latest back problem is looking up. This relatively new ailment seen by medical professionals over the last decade is known as text neck. This problem has been rising with the increased use of smart phones. Chiropractor Dr. Susann Clothier of Performance Spine and Sports Medicine said symptoms can include muscle spasm, tension, headaches, radiation of numbness, tingling, pain and weakness down one or both […]

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