The Joint Ventures' Blog

You Are What You Eat

Monday, September 24, 2012

Recently we came across an interesting article that shed light on the age old food mantra "you are what you eat". We asked our Nutritionist, Anne Rollins, to weigh in. Here are her thoughts: 

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Kinesio Tape and the 2012 Olympics

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

If you tuned in to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, you may have noticed many athletes wearing a colorful tape in various areas of their bodies.  Fashion Statement?  Maybe!  But for thousands of athletes across the world, it has become more than just a way to express their individuality.  

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Employee Spotlight: The Man, The Myth, The Legend - Brandon Douglas

Friday, September 14, 2012

Here at Joint Ventures we have an athletically diverse group of people working for us. While not all of our employees have a health provider background, some of them are quite physically inclined. For instance, in the billing department you will find Brandon, our billing manager extraordinaire. Quite obviously, his skills and interests go beyond the day to day dealings with insurance companies and your patient files. Did you know he is also a skilled fighter? I use the word fighter loosely, so keep reading for 10 things you didn’t know about the man of the hour, Brandon Douglas.  

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You Think Beauty Is Skin Deep? You're Not A Chiropractor - Commentary by Dr. Chung Lee

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Recently, an article was posted on the NPR website regarding a 1956 beauty contest put on by chiropractors at a weeklong convention in Chicago. This article is very interesting to say the least, so we had our very own Dr. Chung Lee weigh in on the report. Check out the orginial link to the article after the jump.  

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Hey Desk Job - Get Moving!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

I recently came across an article in the Boston Business Journal, which started with the phrase “Die young, or look ridiculous.”  For obvious reasons, it caught my eye.  The article was referring to some of the new trends in health and fitness, such as the Vibram FiveFingers and most recently the Treadmill Desk. 

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Importance of PT and Patient Relationships: A Life Saving Story

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

As a physical therapist working in a place like Joint Ventures, I mostly deal with orthopedic injuries (joint sprains, muscle strains, post-surgical rehab, etc.) that are pretty straightforward as far as treatment plan and prognosis.  But part of my training as a PT deals with recognizing "red flags" for conditions that are outside of my scope of practice and when I need to refer my patients out to a specialist that can help them.  Another part of the PT's job is getting to know my patients and advocating for them, as I get to spend so much more time with them (2-3 times/week, for at least 30 minutes at a time) compared to what their doctors get to.   

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What's Inside Your Water Bottle?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hydration is key during the summer months.  Whether you are out running, biking, or playing a sport, keep water handy for pre-workout warm-ups, the duration of the exercise, and post-workout cool-down.  It’s key to maintaining your fluid balance, preventing dehydration, and possibly staving off muscle cramps. 

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10 Things you didn't know about our Office Manager and Billing Admin: Marisa & Kim!

Friday, August 10, 2012

As most of you know, Joint Ventures offers some great patient services - but we also staff some amazing people behind the scenes who are working day in and day out to keep the business wheels turning.  Marisa Yelle, the Office Manager, runs the day-to-day administration tasks and manages the administrative staff, while Kim Dragon keeps your dollars in check as the Billing Administrative Assistant. Both of these young women are a vital part of our team; but interestingly enough, they are also a staple in each others lives. With a friendship beginning at the age of 5, these two ladies are a force to be reckoned with at our Kenmore office.  Please enjoy reading their responses to 10 unique questions!  

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A Little Something About Bare Feet: Minimalist Running

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Over the past few weeks I've had a lot of patients asking me about barefoot training and minimalist shoes.  Given the recent surge in people swapping out their cross-trainers and running shoes for minimalist shoes I thought I'd give you all the low-down on what we know about minimalist and barefoot training.  The short answer is not much.  The trend towards barefoot/minimalist training is far ahead of the science and there are still a lot of unanswered questions. 

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Your Step by Step Plan for Injury Free Barefoot and Minimalist Running

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Over the past few years, the number of barefoot and minimalist running enthusiasts has increased dramatically.  Books have been written, large clunky shoes have been denounced, and now it is easy to find minimalist shoes that provide protection from the hard streets, but don’t do much else.  Due to this growing population, I am often asked what I think about it.  I am a barefoot/minimalist runner and I love it, but that doesn’t mean that it is for everyone.  

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