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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, […]

Basketball: Preventing Ankle Injuries with Balance Training and Bracing

    By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC   Basketball is one of the most popular sports, with an estimated 300 million people playing worldwide. (  Ankle injuries are the most common orthopedic injury in basketball. In a study of NCAA Division 1 basketball players, 27% of all musculoskeletal injuries occur in the […]

COVID-19: A Proactive, Optimistic Approach during the Resurgence

By Dr. John R. Mishock   The number of cases of COVID-19 is increasing throughout our community and Nationally. COVID-19 has negatively impacted all of our lives in many ways, from severe illness, death of loved ones, social separation, anxiety, depression, suicide, job loss, business bankruptcies, and schools’ closure.   However, over the last seven […]

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 […]

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