Tag: assessment

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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Opinion: Why Physical Therapy Doesn’t Work

Having been a physical therapist since 2005, I have seen plenty of sub-optimal rehab strategies and less-than-stellar patient care. There are definitely excellent clinicians in the field and most have good intentions, but there are just as many average or worse therapists out there as well. Furthermore, the insurance model is restrictive and has very…

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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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Can You Predict the Future of Your Health?

A few weeks ago, I discussed the role that physical therapy has in maintaining optimal health and slowing down the effects of aging. Today, I want to expand on that. As some would say: in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Our futures are never truly set in…

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How Figure Skating Can Transform Your Body

Are you watching the Olympics? I certainly am. One of the marquee sports of every Winter Olympic Games is figure skating. As a student of the human body and the ways it moves, I’ve come to appreciate just how difficult it really is. The technical demands of the art are one aspect, like any sort…

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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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How to Stop “Text Neck” From Killing You

Are you looking down at your phone right now to read this article? “Text neck” is no longer an isolated phenomenon. It is a real problem that is not only killing your manners and your mood; it’s also killing your neck. A recent NYTimes article focused a good deal on the social implications of text…

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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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Why Physical Therapy is Like Going to the Dentist

Would you rather get a root canal or regular cleaning at the dentist? Hopefully, you prefer the latter rather than the former! Too often, people wait too long to seek medical attention of any sort. By then, the underlying issues they have might already be coming to a threshold, making them more difficult to treat….

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