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Certified Doesn’t Mean Qualified

By: Morgan Jackson Imagine hiring a lawyer only to find out right before the trial that they didn’t go to law school, finish high school, or have any hands-on training. They simply passed the bar exam. Now, much worse, imagine hiring a personal trainer comparably “qualified” to manage your health and wellness. Public Service Announcement: a…

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Are You Lost With Your Back Pain?

Back pain is the most common orthopedic complaint amongst adult Americans. Our very own Bo Babenko, DPT helps you understand where your back pain might be coming from — and how to improve the symptoms. The McKenzie method involves 4 different movements that you can do at home to identify what’s going on and find…

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What’s Causing You Pain Isn’t Where You Think It Is

By: Bo Babenko, DPT at Halevy Life Who cries more: the victim or the perpetrator? Think about this EVERY time you feel aches, pains and strains in your body. Here’s why: If you have pain in your knee after starting to ramp up your marathon training (or squatting, cycling — just about anything), for example,…

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Why the Army Can’t Find Fit Recruits

When recruits aren’t fit to serve, is it the Army’s fault or ours? I’ve been thinking a lot about the way that we test and measure fitness and physical performance lately, as evidenced by my most recent blog on the NFL Combine. Furthermore, our H-FIT assessment is the first step for all of our private…

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What Can You Learn From the NFL Combine?

​The NFL Scouting Combine is coming to a close, and the football world is beginning to take its bets on the prospects who will be drafted next month and where on the draft board they’ll end up. The Combine is where scouts evaluate football talent; the Draft is where prior performance in college and Combine…

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How Physical Therapy Predicts Your Future

In my opinion, Physical Therapy as a profession has done a very poor job of explaining all that we can do. Unfortunately, most folks think of us only after they’ve gotten hurt and have seen a doctor for specific musculoskeletal issues like an ankle sprain, rotator cuff tear, or spine surgery. For these folks physical…

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding a Personal Trainer – Part II

As evident from the first part of this guide, finding a personal trainer in a saturated marketplace like New York City can be quite the challenge. With such a low barrier of entry for fitness professionals, trainers, and coaches, it’s more than likely that if you were to hire one, you wouldn’t know what exactly…

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding a Personal Trainer – Part I

When it comes to your personal health & fitness, there is a good chance that you’re dissatisfied in one way or another. Maybe you don’t like the way you look. Maybe you don’t like the way you feel. You feel tired when you get up in the morning and can hardly get out of bed.…

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Opinion: The Simple But Tough Truth About Weight Loss

The holidays are coming and anybody who has some sort of fitness goal definitely has food on their mind. They either love it, or they’re worried about their fitness and all the progress they made up to this point going down the drain. During the holidays, this is probably an unhealthy attitude to have. The…

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Going Nuts About Coconuts: What’s the Truth?

A little over two weeks ago now, the American Heart Association published a report advising against the use of coconut oil. Naturally, the coconut oil-loving world went into a frenzy, and judging from the huge amount of people who love the coco (myself included), this new advice didn’t exactly sit well with many. In recent…

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