What is Functional Training?

Functional training is a means of training your body as it would naturally perform a particular sport or task. Traditional strengthening and flexibility techniques don’t always render the stability and mobility required for functional movements. To better prepare your body, reduce injury and improve athletic performance, you must understand the biomechanics involved in the specific…

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How to Prevent Running Injuries

On June 17, Eric Stearns, PT, MS, OCS, CIDN of our Manchester office was a guest on That Running Show, a Matt & Matt podcast. He discussed common misconceptions about stretching, reasons for running injuries and injury prevention. Static vs. Dynamic Stretching There is a universal misunderstanding about the reason why we stretch. Many people believe…

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Do You Need A Mulligan?

The Mulligan Concept is a specialization of traditional manual therapy techniques, named after its creator Brian Mulligan. Manual therapy techniques, in which your hands are placed directly on the patient, are a popular approach for physical therapists to treat musculoskeletal pain…

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Avoiding the Tour de Fatigue

Cycling is a mainstream sport for all ages. Most people learn to ride a bicycle at a young age and, as the saying goes, you never forget how to ride. When you transition from cycling for fun to cycling for the health benefits, it is important to understand the risk of injury associated with the…

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You’re Making Me Dizzy

Dizziness and vertigo are symptoms of various medical conditions including inner ear problems. A common condition is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, which is the result of calcium carbonate crystals breaking off from a structure within the inner ear and entering another part of the inner ear. When you move your head or body, the crystals…

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