Carolyn MurraryThis blog is sort of a sequel to one of my previous blog posts I wrote on Parkinson’s Disease (PD) a few years back. The one where I talked about how I was watching a Sunday morning news program that was promoting boxing for management of Parkinson’s and how it was motivating me to start working with this population again. Well, nearly 2 years later, I finally became certified in LSVT- BIG for Parkinson’s treatment.



Rebekah GlassRunning is a means to good health for many, it can be a stress reliever for some, or pure enjoyment for those running enthusiasts! As a physical therapist and gait analysis specialist I want to keep runners running healthy and for years to come. However, this population tends to see a high percentage of injuries. So I have a question:

To all the runners out there…Do you strength train?



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The New Way to Resolve

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NewYear2018 CPRAccording to Statistic Brain, 41% of Americans usually make New Year resolutions. However, after six months, less then half of those American’s have maintained their resolutions. While it’s good to make New Year resolutions, accomplishing those resolutions can be daunting and not completing them can be depressing. So how do you succeed at your resolutions to change your health this year? The secret is to change your habits. Whether you want to lose weight, start exercising, or train for a race, use these three tips to retrain your habits and produce lasting changes in your health.



Joe ChiaramonteIn recent years there has been much discussion on training for our adolescent athletes and what is appropriate, whether it be how much, how soon, how specialized? While there are not many definitive answers to these specific inquiries, we, at the Academy of Sports & Wellness believe in a model that keeps the individual athlete’s well being and safety as the central emphasis.

Gone are the days of old (even 20 years ago) when kids rode their bikes around the neighborhood to their friend’s houses or to school. Gone are the days of climbing trees or playing on playgrounds with monkey bars and balance beams. It is rare that a simple game of “tag” pops up in the schoolyard anymore. We are quick to “roll out the balls” and practice baseball/basketball/football/soccer specific drills and games and the like instead of reinforcing basic human movement patterns. We have a generation of students that spend countless hours on their phones and computers, or gaming and watching TV. We have kids that can do amazing things with the soccer ball at their feet, but cannot skip or do a forward roll.



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