Author Archives: Teresa Stockton

15 minute Holiday Home Exercise Program

The goal of the Mishock Physical Therapy Holiday Home Exercise program is to promote the development of the individual’s ability to become strong in fundamental movement patterns (relative maximum strength) that are critical to improving function and preventing injury. The scientifically based program trains the body’s major muscle groups by focusing on the core, upper, […]

The “Core”: Preventing Injury and Improving Sports Performance

By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC In the US, 30 million children and teens participate in organized sports with more than 4 million injuries each year. The majority of these injuries occur as sprains and strains of the upper and lower extremity. ( Many of these injuries are preventable with proper exercise training, which […]

A New Training Method to Increasing Vertical Jump, Speed, and First-Step Quickness in Basketball Players and Other Explosive Athletes

In most sports, power and explosiveness are essential physical attributes to reach elite level status, especially in basketball. In training to achieve this elite level status, it is vital to challenge the body in sport-specific ways rooted in sports performance science. I will describe a new training technique that can enhance; vertical jump, speed, and […]

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 […]

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