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Why You Should Set Goals Dec 30, 2022

Goals are important year round for all of us and around the new year most of us are setting goals or resolutions for the following year. Did you know that 43% of all New Year’s Resolutions fail before February? Let’s look below at why goal setting is important year round and go over...

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Best Golf Gear to Help Improve Your Game Dec 02, 2022

Are you gift shopping for a golfer? Let us help! Here are some of our favorite items to help improve golf performance! 

Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor 

  • Track: Distance, club speed, ball speed, smash factor, launch angle, launch direction, shot apex 
  • Instant video replay and active...
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Why Our Youth Athletes Should Play Multiple Sports Nov 17, 2022

In this day and age the pressures to win, scholarship aspirations, competitive spirit, and fear of falling behind dominate youth sports. As a result kids are being pushed to specialize in a single sport earlier and earlier. Many coaches and parents have turned their focus on helping kids become...

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Different Types of Exercise: Pros and Cons Nov 09, 2022

Many of us know the importance and benefits of exercise. Exercise is medicine but what specific type of exercise should you be doing?

Let’s discuss the pros and cons of different types of exercise. 


Aerobic/endurance exercise: 

Endurance training is when you exercise in an aerobic...

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Does Performance Training Improve Your Golf Game? Sep 22, 2022

The game of golf continues to change. Athleticism, strength, and power are more important than ever. For the first time, the average drive on the PGA tour was over 300 years. The ability to hit the ball farther to stay competitive is essential for all players. 

 

There are only two ways...

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In-Network vs. Out-of-Network PT: What does that really mean? Aug 23, 2022

The insurance industry in America is not the easiest thing to navigate. There are many industry-specific terms and exceptions, and sometimes it’s challenging to figure out what is covered and how much you’ll owe.

On top of that, there’s the concept of in-network and...

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The Rise of Sports Related Knee Injuries Jul 26, 2022

Despite increased efforts by sports scientists, doctors, physical therapists, coaches, and trainers, sports-related knee injuries are not decreasing! Let's dive into possible reasons why this is the case. 

 

Bigger, Faster, Stronger

 

One of the first reasons that come to mind is...

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How Exercise Impacts Quality of Life in Older Golfers Jun 29, 2022

The desire to play as long as possible is likely to be found in any golfer. We often hear that exercise improves health, but what exactly does it improve? Can you do anything to ensure a longer playing career? Does exercise alone mean an improved quality of life? Let’s take a look at the...

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The Science Behind Why You Lose Speed and Distance with Age May 16, 2022

Golfers know as we age, our swing speed decreases and we lose distance! It's something a lot of us just come to accept as the inevitable. But what if I told you it didn't have to be? What if there was a way to combat that by understanding what causes it in the first place? 

It's true! By...

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What Does Core Strengthening Look Like in 2022? Apr 18, 2022

When most people hear the words “core strength”, they tend to think of having 6 pack abs. While physically it looks good, the toned outer layer of muscle is not the same as a strong core. 

 

So what is the "core" and why is it important to have a strong one?

The core is a...

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Two of the Most Common Spring Injuries ... and How to Avoid Them Mar 07, 2022

We are all naturally less active in the colder months. There is less to do outside and we have less motivation. With warmer spring weather arriving, our motivation and activity levels rise with the temperature! 

The increase in activity level also means an increase in injury prevalence....

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Do I need a MRI before starting Physical Therapy? Feb 01, 2022

A very common question in the life of a PT is “Do I need a MRI or X-ray prior to starting physical therapy for my injury?” While this is an easy question to ask, the answer is not so obvious.

 

 

Do I need a MRI before starting Physical Therapy?


As Doctors of Physical...

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