The Joint Ventures' Blog

Group Exercise Opportunities

Monday, June 30, 2014

We each have our favorite form of exercise, whether it is running, walking, yoga, strength training, or biking, alone or in groups.  For many people, exercise is more fun and they are more motivated when they are able to work out with other people.  Due to the rise in popularity of group exercise, gyms and fitness companies have come up with some different opportunities. 

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My Recovery through the City Sports Run Club

Monday, June 30, 2014

I have had an amazing experience using a social group in my recovery after the Boston Marathon Bombings on April 15, 2013.   

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Bike Fitting Tips

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Winter is behind us and spring weather allows for all of us to get outside and do the things we enjoy. Cycling is an excellent way to exercise as well as an alternative form of transportation for getting around town. But you can’t just hop on any bike and go. You need to make sure that you and the bike fit each other, no matter why you’re cycling.  

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The Reality Of An Achillies Tendon Rupture

Thursday, November 07, 2013

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body, but even it can be injured.  Many professional athletes, from all different sports, like football, basketball, and baseball, suffer from this injury.  It can end their season, and potentially, their career.  Here in New England, we are anxious to see how out favorite Patriots Defensive lineman, Vince Wilfork recovers from his recent Achilles rupture. 

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When Should I Stretch: Before or After I Run?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

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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What Is A Pilates Reformer?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Despite its intimidating looks, the Pilates Reformer is an intelligent apparatus that offers a challenging and effective workout for all. The most well-known piece of Pilates equipment, its sophisticated design of springs, pulleys and a platform offer a versatile repertoire of exercises that incorporate strength and flexibility training in a way that enhances posture, balance, and coordination. 

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Helpful Hints For Choosing The Ideal Backpack

Thursday, October 03, 2013

To prevent back pain in children and adults, it is crucial to choose the best backpack possible. Dr. Danielle Cooley, an osteopathic family physician and hands-on pain care specialist from the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, has advice on picking the best backpack and using it properly to avoid pain or injuries.  Things to look for: 

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Sit Up Straight Your Back Will Thank You

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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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The Difference Between Tendonitis And Tendonosis And Why It Matters

Thursday, September 26, 2013

For many years, most tendon pain has been referred to as tendonitis (i.e. lateral epicondylitis, bicipital tendonitis, plantar fasciitis), when current studies are showing that tendonosis is much more common and a more appropriate name for many of these injuries (lateral epicondylosis, bicipital tendonosis, plantar fasciosis).  

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Why You Have Knee Pain But You Shouldn't

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The short answer to this question is - repetitive strain and weakness; however, the longer answer takes more reading of important information!  This article is being written with the assumption that you have functional knees with no tears, loose bodies, or large cartilage defects directly affecting your knees’ function.  If you have a generally “healthy” knee and are a relatively healthy person who continues to get knee pain that doesn't seem to go away, your answer might lie above and below.  

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