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Everyday Tips for a Happy and Healthy New Year

2019-07-08T14:31:31-05:00January 4th, 2019|Blog, OrthoHealth, Wellness|

Are you having trouble thinking of a New Year’s resolution? Instead of choosing an intimidating resolution, pick smaller achievable goals to incorporate into your everyday life. Choosing to complete smaller goals throughout your day will help you feel accomplished. Implement simple practices into your daily routine that will help you stay happy and healthy in the New Year. Here are IBJI’s seven tips to help you: Breathing practices to reduce stress – Help reduce stress with the 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise. Repeat 1-2 times a day! Annual physical – Did you remember to complete your annual physical? If not, the New Year is a great time to schedule it! Here are 11 things that annual exams usually [...]

How To Do the Perfect Plank

2019-07-08T15:59:27-05:00September 24th, 2018|OrthoHealth, Orthopedics Care|

Techniques to Increase Core Stability: The Plank By Emily Sluis, PT, DPT, ATC Core stability and core strength are terms that are often used interchangeably when speaking about training the trunk musculature, whether in a rehab or performance setting. Training for these two disciplines is actually very different. Training for core stability requires resisting motion at the lumbar spine, while training for core strength allows for motions to occur through the lumbar spine in an attempt to work the abdominal musculature (often in an isolated fashion). We discussed in previous newsletters that the plank, which is a core stability exercise, is a superior exercise to the popularized crunch exercise, which is a core strengthening exercise. Now that we have [...]

What’s Your Training METHOD?

2019-07-08T14:35:19-05:00May 21st, 2018|OrthoHealth, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Sports Medicine, Wellness|

Method Testing for Endurance Athletes At IBJI, we have an exercise assessment called “Method Testing”  which allows us to determine a unique metabolic fingerprint for each individual. The basis of metabolic testing is determining what is known as your “lactate threshold,” which is when your body begins to produce lactic acid during movement and exercise. […]