Author Archives: Teresa Stockton

Speed and Agility Training

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Elite-level athletes (football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, rugby) can quickly read and react to game situations significantly better than novice level players. From a sheer athletic perspective, speed, agility, quickness, and reaction time can separate a good athlete from a great athlete. In my […]

Physical Therapy better than Injections for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disease of aging frequently treated in physical therapy. OA of the knee joint occurs when the cartilage that separates the thigh and leg bone wears out or breaks down. Twenty-five percent of people over 55 years demonstrate persistent episode of knee pain […]

COVID-19 Scientific Update: The Local Impact and Masks

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC In our local communities, it appears the COVID-19 “curve has flattened” with a 14% positive infection rate (individuals tested at the community-based testing sites Whitpain and Norristown) down from a high of 24%. The bottom line, 14% of individuals who have symptoms are positive for COVID-19 at […]

COVID-19: Scientific Update

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC I wanted to review some of the recent scientific research for the week regarding COVID-19. The objective is to educate the local community and our patients using science to guide our decisions and control or reduce panic while taking on controlled risk. When COVID-19 first started in […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Understanding the Science, Improving Immunity, and Preventing Disease Part I

By Dr. John R. Mishock COVID-19 has devastated the US population by; those being infected, the secondary impacts of social distancing/quarantine, school and business closures, and unprecedented unemployment. The economy is tumbling into recession with US job losses reaching 25 million, with the potential to reach over 50 million. (US Dept. Labor) COVID-19 has created […]

Brain Training, the Key to Developing Sports Skill: Part II

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC In part I of the “Brain Training, the Key to Developing Skill in Sports: Part I” we learned how critical the brain and perfect practice is to developing proper movement. In this article I will review the mechanisms of how the brain and nervous system learn through […]

Brain Training, the Key to Developing Sports Skill: Part I

The saying goes, “practice makes perfect.” However, in the world of physical therapy and motor learning it is, “perfect practice makes perfect and permanent.” Perfect rehearsal, over time, allows the athlete to transfer the movement to competition at game speed. For example, in basketball, great shooters have mastered the movement pattern that allow them to […]

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