Author Archives: Amy Scott

What is Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, and how can it help me?

By Victoria Clement, PT, DPT   Mishock PT & Associates is now offering Pelvic Floor Rehab in our Boyertown clinic, on route 100. In the United States, individuals are led to believe that pelvic pain, urinary leakage, prolapse, sexual dysfunction, and the feelings of “damage” to their body after pregnancy are the “norm.” These outdated […]

Lymphedema- You Don’t Have to Live with Chronic Swelling

By: Megan Repko, MPT & Melissa Bennett, MS, ATC; Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates               One cause of chronic swelling could be lymphedema. This is a condition where swelling occurs in the extremities due to a compromised or damaged lymph system. Lymph is the fluid that bathes the cells […]

The “Triple Extensors”: Run fast and Jump high!

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC To run fast or jump high, you must have explosive push off of the “triple extenders” of the ankle (plantar flexion), knee (extension), and hip (extension). The muscles that make up the “triple extenders” are the; gluteus maximus at the hip, the hamstrings (biceps femoris, semimembranosus, semitendinosus, […]

COVID-19 “Long-haulers”: Physical Therapy – The Treatment of Choice

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Researchers estimate about 10% of COVID-19 patients become “COVID long-haulers” (Rubin, JAMA, 2021). “Long-haulers” are people who experience persisting symptoms of COVID-19 long after the infection is defeated. The condition can affect both young and old with very mild to severe symptoms. COVID-19 has far-reaching pathology, potentially […]

Winter Workout Baseball and Softball Performance and Injury Prevention Program

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC, Owner, Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates The Mishock Winter Workout Baseball and Softball Training Program is a home exercise program that prepares the athlete for pre-season baseball. It also can be used as a warm-up or training station in a winter work-out program or as an in-season […]

Should endurance athletes such as basketball players supplement with Beetroot Juice or powder?

  by John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC, Owner Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates Many professional and amateur endurance athletes use the supplement beetroot powder or juice to enhance their endurance during sports. Beetroot juice increases levels of nitric oxide which; increases blood flow, improves O2 gas exchange, increases mitochondrial biogenesis (helps with energy) and efficiency, […]

Physical Therapy: Enhancing Movement in Sports through Brain Training

By Dr. John R. Mishock Physical therapists use various treatment techniques to help their patients improve pain, enhance function, and optimize the individual’s quality of life. Physical therapists are highly trained in helping their clients acquire and optimize functional movement skills. Whether it is to learn to walk or perform the highest level sports performance […]

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