Nov 02, 2018
5 Ways to Stay Active on NFL Sunday

We’ve finally made it to November and the football season is in full swing. For some of you, this means you are packing away your Phillies merchandise and swapping it out with your favorite Eagles gear…..[Okay, Let’s be honest, after last season you probably never took them off.] But as the weather starts to get […]

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Oct 16, 2018
Can Your Arthritic Joint Predict the Weather

Weather prediction is not the most reliable of pursuits (ask anyone who has watched a news weatherman…). However many of my clients will swear that they know the weather is worsening because of their joint pain. This can raise a lot of questions, such as why an arthritic knee would hurt more if its cloudy […]

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Oct 01, 2018
What it means to have a “Healthy Heart”

Did you know that Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States? Some common risk factors include: -High Cholesterol -High Blood Pressure -Family History of Heart disease -Diabetes -Obesity -Smoking *If you aren’t sure if you have any of these risk factors…be sure to consult your physician at your […]

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Sep 10, 2018
Let’s Make A Run for It: Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

So the summer humidity is abating and school has started, the number of runners on the street have definitely increased. Now is the time to sign up for the 5K or even the Fall half marathon (hopefully you have already started training for that half). And it’s usually a few weeks in that runners start […]

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Sep 03, 2018
Text Neck: The Epidemic that’s Sweeping the Nation….

Whether or not you’ve heard of ‘Text Neck’ before, chances are you have probably seen someone with it. This newly adopted condition is described as having a variety of symptoms that have resulted from excessively watching or texting on mobile devices over a sustained period of time. The culprits? We’re looking at you smartphones, tablets, […]

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Aug 22, 2018
Concussion: What You Need to Know

Definition: A mild traumatic brain injury that occurs after an injury to the head. This can occur with or without loss of consciousness Symptoms: A concussion will impact your physical, emotional, and mental well-being Physical: dizziness, headaches, imbalance, nausea/vomiting, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, blurred vision, sensitivity to light/sound, fatigue Emotional: irritability, restlessness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, […]

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Aug 10, 2018
Beat the Heat: Tips about Dehydration

So in case you didn’t realize it’s been HOT outside, and even worse it’s been humid! This is one of the few times this summer I am glad that I spend most of my day in air conditioning. But for those who are enjoying their summer days outside with all the fun activities that are […]

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Jul 17, 2018
7 Tips for Lifting Safely while Moving

I’ll start with a disclaimer, this blog post is mostly a helpful reminder for myself. In the next couple of weeks I will be switching apartments which requires the dreaded packing and moving. However I also know of a couple of friends/family who are moving and its almost time for students to head off to […]

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Jul 09, 2018
First Swing Golf Clinic – 2018
Hole in One! A golf clinic for people with disabilities, therapists and golf professionals. Action Potential’s 2018 NAGA First Swing Seminar and Learn to Golf Clinic was a Success!  A big thanks to everyone who came out and participated.  Special thanks to Penn Oaks Golf Club and Golf Professionals, Neumann University Physical Therapy Students and [...] Read more
Jun 20, 2018
The Core: Why everyone, from your 80 year old pinochle player to your 16 year old soccer player, needs a strong core.

What is the core? It is all the muscles in your torso, from your shoulders to your hips, People usually think of the core as your “6 pack”, technically called the rectus abdominis. But that is only 1 muscle among many. The main job of your “6 pack” is to curl your trunk forward to […]

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