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Mark Balch, PT, MPT, CSCS

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returns 12/31/2017

All questions relating to acute or chronic injuries or pain. Specialties include spinal conditions including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar strains, SI dysfunctions, and disc issues; orthopedics including post surgical; and sports medicine. No systemic disease or pediatric questions.

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Masters in Physical Therapy, Strength & Conditioning Specialist certified, 6 years of outpatient orthopedic experience


BS in Exercise Physiology, Masters in Physical Therapy, CSCS

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Recent Answers from Mark Balch, PT, MPT, CSCS

2016-01-08 Tailbone pain:

Hey Christina,  It sounds like a side-effect of your positioning during bed rest. I would limit how much sitting you do on hard surfaces and look into purchasing one of those soft donut cushions so when

2014-01-18 Recurring Ankle Injury:

Andrew, you need to do a lot of strengthening of the muscles around the ankle.  This includes doing 4-way ankle theraband exercises (

2011-01-09 Cardio Exercise with Mortons Neuroma:

Rena, The best exercises that raise your heart rate and are non-impact are any water activity, stationary bike and the elliptical.  Swimming is probably the best as it is completely non-impact and can

2011-01-04 ankle pain:

Susan, for the time being keep icing and resting the foot.  If it was me I would take and anti-inflammatory as well (Advil, Motin, etc.).  When I say to rest it, try to stay off your feet as much as possible

2011-01-02 popping groin:

Jasmine, it sounds like "Snapping Hip Syndrome."  This occurs when the iliotibial band, tensor fascia lata, or gluteus medius tendon slides back and forth across the greater trochanter. This normal action


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