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The Advance Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body Advance Physical & Aquatic Therapy NOWBATTING JOSH GREEN, PT, MPT OWNER, PHYSICAL THERAPIST “PRETENDMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER” Growing up in Central Jersey I have been a Mets fan since I was 8 years old, dreaming of playing in the big leagues. Even though I am technically an adult, I still have dreams of playing Major League Baseball (MLB). Two years ago my wife and kids surprised me with one of the greatest gifts of my life, a trip to New York Mets Fantasy Camp. I joined roughly 130 other “adults” (kids at heart) at the Mets training facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida to play baseball and live the big league life for a week. After our talents were evaluated by the 30 former MLB players (that became our coaches), teams were drafted and we played 2 games a day, fighting for a championship. Just like a Major League player we had catered meals, access to athletic trainers, professionally lead stretches in the morning, MLB umpires, lockers of our own with full uniforms, and other MLB perks. The friendships and bonds formed with not only the other campers, but the coaches as well are astounding. I was fortunate enough to return this January as well and have no plans of stopping. I was voted by the coaches Gold Glove Award Winner two years in a row and plan to not relinquish my title. I have my wonderful wife Krista to thank for that!

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The Advance Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body SHOULDER, ELBOW&WRIST PAIN “Get Things Done Without Fear Of Pain!”

INSIDE: • What’s Causing Your Shoulder Pain? • Patient Success Spotlight

Why it hurts The body is truly amazing and all the parts work together as one whole. However, when an area of your body becomes weak or stiff because of poor posture, stress or injury, other areas strain from the overwork. A common word that is used for this type of repetitive injury strain is called “tendonitis”. This is simply an inflammation of the tendons, which attach muscles to bones. The upper extremity works in 3 parts, the shoulder, elbow, and wrist. They rely on each other to make the incredible movements of your arm so you can reach, grasp and do ordinary daily tasks we take for granted. Proper movement relies on your posture to be in good order. When you slouch or sometimes do a repetitive task, like reaching across your desk, certain muscles can become too tight or strong while others become weak. This muscle imbalance leads to that area not working as well as it should. For example, you sit at a desk all day and you slouch your shoulders. Now, your shoulder doesn’t work as well, but you still move your mouse around with your arm, which causes your wrist and forearm muscles

to overwork. As this happens over time, you start to notice aches and pains in your wrist and elbow. If this goes on too long, it becomes severe and you need to seek out medical help. Solving the problem Typically a brace may be put on the area, but that does not solve the cause of the problem. The real reason can be because your shoulder was stiff and weak from slouching. An expert physical therapist has the right medical training to spot where your posture is not optimum and how you are compensating. With the right evaluation and treatment from the experts at Advance Physical & Aquatic Therapy, you can relieve your shoulder, elbow or wrist pain quickly and be back to doing what you like to do. Our home programs make it easy for you to maintain your gains and stay well for the long haul. Call us today to learn more how we can relieve your pain and get you back to enjoying your activities. Call Today! 610-544-8500

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“I’m sitting here with the Mets, and I get to throw out the first pitch. That’s one of the coolest things in the world for anybody.” - Bill Goldberg

WHAT IS CAUSING YOUR SHOULDER PAIN? The majority of pain that travels to your shoulder from your neck is referred pain. Your shoulder may not necessarily be the problem. In fact, the first 10 degrees of movement in your shoulder comes from your shoulder joint. The rest relies on the movement of your upper back, neck, shoulder blade, and collar bone. If these areas work incorrectly then shoulder pain can occur.

Most neck and shoulder pain is a result of prolonged poor posture, lifting heavy objects and minor falls or injuries. These irritate the joints in the neck and upper back. This then makes the muscles around the upper back and shoulder tighten and become sore. Suddenly, you now have neck and shoulder pain. There are many nerves that come off of the cervical (neck) vertebral bodies that pass down in front of the shoulder heading towards the arm. Irritation of these nerves can refer pain to the shoulder. Poor posture, especially with sitting at work or at home, can cause this to occur. Rotation of the neck or tilting of the neck may create your shoulder pain if these nerves are involved. It is important that a physical therapist examine you thoroughly if you are experiencing these symptoms. If you have had a fall or injury and suddenly develop shoulder and neck pain seek help immediately. Any injury may affect the many sensitive structures in your neck and upper back. Shoulder and neck pain, if they occur together, may relate to disc injuries. This is more likely if you are having neck and arm pain, rather than just showlder pain. Pain that travels down the arm to any extent may indicate more severe problems.

Shoulder pain can result in restricted movement of your body. Pain involves the nervous system, immune system, digestive system, and respiratory system. To avoid referred shoulder pain or any kind of referred pain, you should have a strong immune system for prevention of diseases. A strong body can fight infection or disease and can enhance the functioning of all the body systems. A balanced diet, regular physical therapy exercises and a stress-free mind are the keys to maintaining an active life. If you are experiencing shoulder pain, consult one of our expert physical therapists for a full evaluation to determine where your problem is originating from, so correct treatments can be applied to help you.

Patient Success Spotlight

Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing shoulder pain.

Stretches Shoulders

WAND SHOULDER FLEXION Lying on your back and holding a wand, palms face down on both sides, slowly raise the wand towards overhead. Repeat 5 times.

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MarchMadness It Doesn't Have toBe Bad For Your Health


If you’re a fan of basketball like we are, there’s no better month than March. From game-day snack tips to managing your stress during a close game, here’s how to stay healthy amid the Madness. Break a sweat Watching basketball often means making an appointment with your favorite spot on the couch for hours on end. If that’s your plan, that’s OK – just make an effort to get some exercise before the game starts. Just 30 minutes of activity a day helps keep your heart healthy, and exercising in the morning can relieve stress and improve your mood for the rest of the day. Why not hit the hardwood yourself? Playing basketball for a half-hour can burn between 200 and 270 calories. If shooting hoops isn’t your thing, go for a brisk walk 30 minutes before tip-off. Take care not to injure yourself. Nothing would ruin your March Madness like an injury. If you have any pain while walking, jumping, or running call us One of the best parts of March Madness is gathering with friends and family to cheer on your team. Unfortunately, watch parties often leave much to be desired when it comes to healthy food and drink options. Here’s how to keep your diet in-bounds during March Madness. If you’re watching the game at a bar or restaurant, we’ve got your healthy game plan covered: • Check out the menu before you go. Avoid fried foods. Instead, look for healthier grilled or steamed options. • Consider ordering a salad with dressing on the side. That way you can control how much you use. • Use fresh vegetables like celery or carrots for dips instead of chips or other snack items. • Split an entrée with a friend. Half of the meal means half of the calories. • If you’re going to drink alcohol, make sure you match every drink with a full glass of water. That will keep you hydrated and full, preventing you from overindulging. Be safe, smart, healthy and stress free this March Madness. May the best team win! and we will help you get better fast! Make the right call

This review is of a movie that came out last year, but selfishly I’d like to talk about it because I think people should check it out. La La Land is a musical/drama set in a fantasy Los Angeles, California and loosely in the 90’s era. It’s an unconventional love story between Ryan Gosling‘s character (Sebastian) and Emma Stone‘s character (Mia).The two actor’s on screen chemistry is evident, but what impressed me the most was how well they pulled off the singing and dancing throughout the entire film. It reminded me of old movies I’ve watch with my grandparents starring Gene Kelly, Rita Hayworth, Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. While nostalgic as this moving is there’s plenty of comedy drama and masterful acting that make this movie a great date night movie even if you’re just staying in and popping some popcorn and watching it on the couch!

-Ryan Mullin RATING: 4.5 out of 5

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