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Running Injuries

Common Running Injuries

August 20th, 2020

Let’s talk about how running injuries happen.  A leading cause of injury to runners is training error.  Large changes in running volume or speed can contribute to these injuries.  A runner’s training program should be consistent, slowly building up intensity.  Poor strength of legs, and lack of good coordination leads to improper form and may

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When Can You Get Back To Running: Postpartum?

August 10th, 2020

One commonly asked question by patients who have just delivered a baby is “When can I get back to running? A good guideline is to perform low impact exercises for the first 3 months postpartum.  Then, in the 3-6 month timeframe, a return to run program may begin. One important factor in return to run

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Benefits of Telehealth

The Benefits of Telehealth

July 17th, 2020

Hello all!  Laura Novak, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT here.  Today, I want to talk about how we can help you get back to the activities you love  without even leaving your house.  During these uncertain times, we continue to offer telehealth services to any patient who would like to start or continue therapy from home. 

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proper posture

The Top 5 Ways Proper Posture can Help Alleviate Back Pain

June 20th, 2020

Everyone has heard the importance of sitting or standing up straight. However, maintaining proper posture at all hours of the day is usually easier said than done. But when back pain is at stake, what can be done? Many people experience back pain due to poor posture. Sitting and standing up straight allows for proper

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A Note From Laura Novak

A Note From Laura Novak

June 15th, 2020

Hello all!  This is Laura Novak, PT, DPT, Cert MDT, and clinical director of Excellcare Physical Therapy. Growing up, I dedicated any hours that were not in school to gymnastics training. The intense nature of the sport landed me in physical therapy for my back several times. These experiences are what led me down the path to

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