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The Active Release Explained

There has a lot of buzz around active release in the past few years but little definition around it. An active release is a manual technique commonly performed by physical therapists for rehabilitative purposes. At React, physical therapists trained in…

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An Image Is Not Always Worth a Few Thousand Dollars

Magnetic resonance images (MRIs) can be an invaluable medical tool to help discover serious pathologies such as tumors, developmental anomalies, and other abnormalities. However, they are becoming increasingly overused in orthopedic medicine and can often lead to more problems than solutions. One of the major problems with this imaging technique is that while MRIs are sensitive,…

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Chronic Heel Pain

Chronic Heel Pain Myth Buster

Chronic heel pain can be debilitating for many adults. In fact, 10% of the population will experience some sort of heel pain in their life.(1) A majority of the time, heel pain is due to a condition called plantar fasciopathy…

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Ski Conditioning

Ski Conditioning

Fall is upon us, and with Thanksgiving quickly approaching, that can only mean one thing: Winter is coming. No, I’m not talking about the Game of Thrones finale (we’ll have to wait until the summer of 2019 for that). I’m…

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Three ways your shoulder blade matters

The shoulder blade (anatomical name is scapula) is a flat bone lying on the upper back (thoracic wall) that is involved with all shoulder function. It synchronously moves during arm motion, acts as a stable base when shoulder muscles are…

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Benefits of the Deadlift

What if I told you I can help you increase strength, lose fat, gain muscle, improve your posture, and better your overall athleticism? What if I told you learning how to do ONE exercise can do all of that for…

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Yoga For Lower Back Pain

Yoga Poses for Low Back Pain

Most people attribute their pain to their neck or their low back, forgetting the important section of their spine in the middle, the thoracic spine. Got back pain? If you do, you are among the almost 80% of American people…

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