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High Jump

Core Strengthening: An Overview

I am often asked by patients, “What are the best core strengthening exercises?” While it might seem like a simple enough question, the answer is actually quite layered. First, one must understand what exactly “the core” is. Then, one must consider if the goal is to address a medical condition, because different exercises are used


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Erin Maguire

Exercise Specialist Erin Maguire started at Advanced PMR in April 2019. She graduated from Rutgers University, New Brunswick in 2014 with a degree in Environmental Policy. She has spent the past 5 years working at various environmental non-profit organizations teachings kids in school gardens in Newark, NJ and adults and seniors citizens in community gardens


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pain management

What is Edema?

Edema is a type of swelling caused by water and excess fluid retention in the body’s tissues including the skin and it mainly occurs in the hands, arms, legs, feet and ankles. Edema is caused when the capillaries leak fluid into the surrounding tissues, which cause the area to swell. It could be due to


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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive neurological condition affecting movement and general motor function. It affects millions of Americans every year and can have profound effects on daily living in social, economical, physical, mental, and emotional ways for both the patient and family. While there is no existing cure for Parksinson’s, the effects and progression


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Gua Sha

What is Gua Sha? Gua Sha is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practice that involves the scraping of the skin, historically with a spoon or coin and more recently with specialized tools made of stone or bone.  A massage oil is generously applied to lubricate the area of the body being treated.  Practitioners then use the


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Acupuncture

Acupuncture & Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is a common disease / condition making one out of three hearts work harder to move oxygen rich blood through the arteries. High blood pressure makes the heart work harder and increase its oxygen demands. Excessive pressure can lead to an enlarged heart (cardiomegaly), and damage blood vessels in the


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Treatment of Pronator Teres Syndrome

Pronator Teres Syndrome is a compression neuropathy or nerve entrapment of the median nerve at the elbow. It is more common in females and both sexes in their 40’s. It is also more common in people that lift weights or have highly developed forearms. The patient with Pronator Teres Syndrome will often present with symptomatology


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Pain Management

Ulnar collateral ligament injury

Ulnar collateral ligament injury An Ulnar collateral ligament injury is one of the most common elbow injuries experienced in overhead throwing athletes. The greatest correlation found with individuals who suffer from this injury is the amount of throws completed. To understand the injury further, we first need to understand the anatomy. A ligaments is a


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Asthma

Basics of a Stroke

Basics of Stroke   Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) also known as “Stroke” happens when there is an interruption in the brain’s blood circulation (ischemia) or there is destruction or death of surrounding brain tissue (infarct) . CVA happens when there is prolonged ischemia to an artery within the brain. This, depending on the size of the


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