The Joint Ventures' Blog

Advanced Injury Risk Tool for Athletes - The JVAPP

Monday, May 01, 2017
Have you or someone you care about ever experienced an injury and thought "Could this have been prevented?" With the Joint Ventures All-Season Performance Program (JVAPP), you can help prevent injuries! The JVAPP is a movement assessment tool that measures how your body moves and compares you to national averages to assess your risk for an injury.  It can be used if you have been injury-free or after an injury has occurred to assess the potential for re-injury.  By knowing your risk for injury, you can take steps to bulletproof your body to be more resilient to what life and sports throw at you!
 

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Stretching Before Running

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Starting at a young age, all athletes, including runners, are encouraged to stretch before they begin playing a sport, participating in a practice, or just going out for a leisurely jog.  These days, the questions I receive from my clients are, “Do I really have to stretch?” and also “When am I supposed to stretch, before or after my run?” Stretching in regards to running and injury prevention is a debatable topic, but hopefully the following recommendations will provide some general guidelines when it comes to stretching and running. 

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The 122nd Boston Marathon is Approaching

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

In just over a month, many of our friends, family, and co-workers will be running in the 122nd Boston Marathon. Each year as the thousands go by, I get caught up in the courage, conviction, and dedication I see on the faces of all the runners. Each year Joint Ventures becomes more involved with the Boston Marathon, mostly through participation with Coach John Furey's runners.  For some, it will be their first marathon, while for others they're working to improve on a best time. For any runner training to run 26.2 miles, there is an overload of information on how to properly train, but here are a few basic, but important tips! 

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Proper Squatting Technique

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Even though the squat is considered by many to be a lower body exercise, it’s really a full body movement that works just about every muscle group in the body. Not only that, but it mimics a ton of natural movement patterns in everyday life.  In my opinion, squats are the most useful exercise we can do when it comes to strength training. 

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Rotator Cuff

Monday, June 06, 2016

The weather is finally getting warm and tennis season is picking up.  Before you head out to the court, take some time to prevent shoulder injury.  Overhead activities, such as tennis, put great demands on the shoulder joint.  Shoulder injuries are common in tennis players because strokes such as the serve, overhead smash, high forehand, and backhand volley place repetitive forces about the unstable shoulder joint. 

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How to exercise while traveling

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Traveling for the holidays? Don't have gym access? Can't figure out how to pack your kettlebells? Here are 7 exercises that target the major muscle groups and can be done anywhere, no gym or fancy equipment needed! 

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Cold Weather Stretching

Monday, December 07, 2015

For those of you who are courageous enough to exercise in the dead of winter, or anyone who is afraid of exercising in the cold due to injuring themselves from using cold muscles, we have gathered some information for you. 

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Resolve back pain

Friday, September 04, 2015

Everyone wants to avoid back trouble, but surprisingly few of us manage to escape it.  Up to 80 percent of Americans experience back pain at some point in their lives, and each year 15 percent of all adults are treated for lumbar pain alone. 

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Sit up straight!

Friday, September 04, 2015

Sit up straight! Stand up straight! Or so we've all been told.  

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Backpack Safety

Friday, September 04, 2015

Back to school means it is time to talk about backpack safety! Every year thousands of children are injured by not using backpacks properly. Improper use can create abnormal stress on the body resulting in back, neck and shoulder pain and lead to symptoms such as muscle spasms, headaches and can even set the stage for chronic conditions like arthritis. 

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