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Popeye said it best – “I am who I am.” I do not always take the advice I dish out, but I do try to listen to my body. I … More…

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In preparation for the NYC Half, New York Road Runners hosted a live chat with physical therapist Michael Silverman on training and injury prevention tips. The following is an excerpt … More…

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April 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Did you know that Electromyography (EMG) is a form of electrodiagnostic testing that is used to study nerve and muscle function? Dr. Joseph Feinberg, Physiatrist, says: “There are two parts to EMG testing: a nerve conduction study and a needle exam for muscle testing. Both may result in some discomfort, but are usually well tolerated without the need for medication beforehand. EMG testing usually takes anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the condition being tested and findings of the study.” For more information on EMG testing, visit

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