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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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Why You Can’t Chase Symptoms When Treating Pain

Why You Can’t Chase Symptoms When Treating Pain

Why You Can’t Chase Symptoms When Treating Pain By: Dr. Rachel Jakubowski Physical Therapist SPECTRUM, Inc One of the first things a physical therapist will ask when a client walks into the treatment room is: Where is your pain? We need to know this of course because […]

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Headaches

Headaches

HEADACHES By: Dr. Rachel Jakubowski Physical Therapist SPECTRUM, Inc Headaches are the most prevalent pain disorder, affecting 66% of the global population. The International Headache Society describes several different categories of headache: Tension-type Cervicogenic Migraine and cluster Secondary headaches from an underlying condition (fever, infectious disease, sinus […]

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