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Doctors of Distinction 2018

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Access to top-notch healthcare is among the criteria that position our region as one of America’s best places to live. From the onset, Long Island’s physicians, hospitals and laboratories have paved the way for advancements in nearly every area of medicine. Pulse’s extensive database of medical professionals enables us to...

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Warm up & Cool Down

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Increase Performance and Prevent Injury with Warm Ups and Cool Downs By Dr. Jon DeGorter, DC Incorporating a warm up and cool down before and after competitions and training sessions is a great way to maximize your overall performance. Pre and post workout exercises are important in preparing the body...

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Shin Splints

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Shin Splints – Stress Fracture or Stress Reaction By Dr. Jon DeGorter, DC One of the most common lower leg conditions is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, also known as Shin Splints, characterized by a stress reaction on the inside of the shin bone. A stress reaction is the preceding stage...

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Plantar Fasciitis

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Are You Suffering From Plantar Fasciitis? By Dr. Jon DeGorter, DC That stabbing pain on the bottom of your foot near the heel usually indicates the common running injury plantar fasciitis. The pain is usually worst with the first few steps after getting out of bed, although it can appear...

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To Run or Not To Run

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By Dr. Jon DeGorter, DC Jonas Chiropractic Sports Injury Care That is the question many runners ask themselves when faced with a minor injury. If you’ve been running long enough, it’s almost inevitable that somewhere along the way you will suffer aches and pains, or even something more serious. Most...

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Are You Overtraining?

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Are You Overtraining? By Dr. Jon DeGorter, DC Jonas Chiropractic Sports Injury Care Training for a marathon or half marathon requires dedication, determination, and self-sacrifice. These same traits that drive runners to accomplish these goals often lead to overtraining and injury.   Challenging yourself with harder, longer and more intense...

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Can You Avoid Injury?

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By Dr. Jon DeGorter, DC Jonas Chiropractic Sports Injury Care According to research almost 80% of runners experience injuries at least once every year. That’s eight in every ten runners that get hurt annually. Aches and pains come with any sport, but due to its high-impact, repetitive nature running tends...

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Are You Injury Prone?

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Some runners seem to recover from one injury only to have another injury pop up in another area of the body. It is not uncommon for the injuries to move from the right side, to the left side, and from upper leg to lower leg. These injuries may seem unrelated,...

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How Muscle Imbalance Leads to Injury

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  Good running form begins with proper postural balance. Your body’s alignment is an important factor in your running form. Your posture throughout the day has a big impact on your running. Poor posture and alignment in running can (and does) lead to lower back pain, shoulder and neck pain,...

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Are you running with foot pain?

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Running is a ground contact sport. The foot sustains seven times the body weight while running and up to twenty times in jumping sports. The foot is involved in both the landing and push-off while running, absorbing the shock of impact upon landing, then controlling the force used during push-off....

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