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Muscle balance, not just strength, critical for athletic performance & health

While working to build a solid and stable foundation is certainly a critical component to personal health and athletic performance, McFarland physical therapist Brian Doolan warns that focusing only on muscle strength can, over time, make a person more susceptible to injury.  “Achieving optimal muscle balance, not just strength, is critical both for improving athletic performance as well as preventing injury over the […]

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Don’t confuse soreness with pain

There’s soreness, and then there’s pain. It’s important to not confuse the two, says McFarland physical therapist Brian Doolan, owner of Back in Motion Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine. To active people in general and athletes at all levels, the inability to recognize the differences between muscle soreness and pain can mean pushing your body […]

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