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Anterior Hip Pain: Do you have Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)?

Anterior Hip Pain: Do you have Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)?

INSIGHTS Anterior Hip Pain: Do you have Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)? By: Dr. Rachel Jakubowski A recent case: A 19 year old female soccer player presented to therapy with pain into the front of her right hip and groin. She is a right footed soccer player and reported […]

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Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumper’s Knee): What Is It and How Do You Treat It?

Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumper’s Knee): What Is It and How Do You Treat It?

INSIGHTS Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumper’s Knee): What Is It and How Do You Treat It? By: Dr. Rachel Jakubowski Have you ever had pain in the front of the knee with jumping, cutting, running, or kicking?  I personally have and it stinks. I played soccer growing up so […]

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From SPECTRUM Athlete to SPECTRUM Physical Therapy

From SPECTRUM Athlete to SPECTRUM Physical Therapy

Dr. Rachel Jakubowski Coming Full Circle with SPECTRUM INSPIRE September 9, 2019 In 2014, SPECTRUM was making moves. We were moving into a new and bigger facility, but more importantly we were evolving into a Human Performance Center. We knew we wanted to add Physical Therapy to […]

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Muscle Damage for Increased Performance

Muscle Damage for Increased Performance You’ve heard the saying; you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet. Well, making progress in the gym happens in a similar fashion. In order to make your muscles grow larger, get stronger, more powerful, or increase their endurance, […]

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Are You Still Having Pain After An Ankle Sprain?

Are You Still Having Pain After An Ankle Sprain?

Are You Still Having Pain After An Ankle Sprain? By: Dr. Rachel Jakubowski Physical Therapist SPECTRUM, Inc Ankle sprains are one of the most neglected injury in sports. Most athletes sprain their ankle, ice it for a day or two, tape it, and then jump back on […]

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Improve Your Core by Learning How to Belly Breathe

Improve Your Core by Learning How to Belly Breathe

Improve Your Core by Learning How to Belly Breathe By: Dr. Rachel Jakubowski Physical Therapist SPECTRUM, Inc When people are told “you need to strengthen your core” they automatically think about ways they can strengthen their rectus abdominis (the six pack, sexy beach body abs). Yes, we […]

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I Have Been Cleared by my Physician to Return to Sport, What do I do now?

I Have Been Cleared by my Physician to Return to Sport, What do I do now?

I Have Been Cleared by my Physician to Return to Sport, What do I do now? By: Dr. Rachel Jakubowski Physical Therapist SPECTRUM, Inc No matter if you had a menisectomy, meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, or achilles tendon reconstruction, our jobs as physical therapists and performance coaches […]

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Plantar Fasciitis Simplified

Plantar Fasciitis Simplified

Plantar Fasciitis Simplified By: Dr. Rachel Jakubowski Physical Therapist SPECTRUM, Inc There are a few types of people I see with plantar fasciitis: The first group usually is middle-aged, likes to run recreationally, enjoys participating in marathons, and typically just started back up with running within the […]

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7 Common Reasons Why You Have Shoulder Pain

7 Common Reasons Why You Have Shoulder Pain

7 Common Reasons Why You Have Shoulder Pain By: Dr. Rachel Jakubowski Physical Therapist SPECTRUM, Inc Shoulder pain is one of my favorite issues to treat. For me, shoulder pain is easy to treat. Why? Because there are a lot of commonalities among individuals that come to […]

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5 TIPS TO TREAT KNEE PAIN IN RUNNERS

5 TIPS TO TREAT KNEE PAIN IN RUNNERS

5 TIPS TO TREAT KNEE PAIN IN RUNNERS By: Dr. Rachel Jakubowski Physical Therapist SPECTRUM, Inc I want to start off by talking about a client I saw a few months ago for knee pain named Ali. Ali is 48 years old and an avid runner. She […]

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