THIS SUMMER, all eyes focused on Tokyo for the 2021 Olympic Games. The most talented, elite athletes in the world gave everything they had going for the gold. There were stunning victories, and unfortunately, devastating injuries for some.
Dr. Mark Kemenosh knows all about this firsthand. He and his team are experienced chiropractors highly specialized in pediatric sports injuries, and athletes who need pain management, or are striving to reach new personal records and top-notch performance care. Dr. Kemenosh has helped many top athletes in the tristate area, including Olympians, professional sports players, and collegiate and high school superstars. He’s been practicing for more than three decades since graduating from Sherman Chiropractic College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
“I was studying nutrition back in the day, and became very attracted then to chiropractic treatment,” he said. “Years ago, it wasn’t as popular as it is now. It was fun and exciting to learn something new. I saw the strong purpose of the practice during those fresh times.”
Dr. Kemenosh opened his first location in Somers Point at 501 Bay Avenue. He went on to create businesses in Haddonfield, Mt. Laurel, Laurel Springs, and Washington Township. He cultivated a team of physicians, therapists, and trainers to help athletes reach optimum physical conditioning and training. Among his many specialties, he offers Active Release Therapy, which is a hands-on approach to injuries of the muscles, tendons, fascia, nerves, and surrounding tissue.
“Our athletes are constantly getting better PR’s, top scores, and accelerating more quickly as a result of the treatments they receive. I work with many elite coaches and athletes in the area including Penn, Rowan, Rutgers, Temple, and multiple high schools around Southern New Jersey,” he explained.
The team’s expertise covers a wide range of sports, including swimming, baseball, basketball, gymnastics, golf, tennis, soccer, football, ice hockey, and running.
Ocean City High School track coach, Matt Purdue, relies on Dr. Kemenosh to keep his athletes in top shape.
“Dr. Kemenosh is a great supporter of the cross country and track and field athletes across South Jersey. His Active Release Therapy has helped many runners on the road to recovery from strain and injury,” explained Matt. “His knowledge of running, and the personality of runners, is invaluable to the distance running community.” Dr. Kemenosh often says, ‘We will do what we can to get you back running.’”
Maureen Kelly co-owner of The Sneaker Shop, a running specialty store in Ocean City, highly recommends Dr. Kemenosh as well.
“After meeting Mark Kemenosh at The Sneaker Shop, I scheduled a visit with his office. After all, what better way to find out about Active Release technique than to get some work done on your own body? I was having some issues with my IT Band that was hindering my running,” she said. “I was training for a Philly ten miler and a half marathon. After my first visit, I felt amazingly better, and after three visits, I was 95 percent better.”
“I work with the coaches and their runners who are hurt, who have shin splints and hip problems, to recover so they can train harder,” said Dr. Kemenosh. “I also work with lacrosse, tennis, pickleball, baseball, and softball players, especially pitchers with elbow problems. That’s the beauty of soft tissue work. We treat the spots that are injured, and the body can then heal itself.”
Mainland Regional High School grad and University of Maryland softball star pitcher, Gillian McCarthy, said Dr. Kemenosh helped her bounce back after an injury.
“His Active Release Therapy helped me get back on the field,” she said. “In addition to great medical treatment, Dr. Kemenosh genuinely cares about each patient, and spends the time listening and answering any questions. The entire staff is extremely supportive and caring. I would recommend Dr. Kemenosh to anyone needing chiropractic care.”
As a surfing fan himself, Dr. Kemenosh also takes pride in getting competitive surfers back on their boards. He worked with Manuel Selman, a patient in Chile, to achieve an Olympic run in his first-ever event.
In addition to chiropractic care and pediatric sports injuries, Dr. Kemenosh and Associates offer other treatments, include general back and neck problems, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff syndrome, carpal tunnel, whip-lash, bursitis, arthritis, muscle strain, ligament pain, sciatica, headaches, and post-operative scar tissue.
“At Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Associates, we take a holistic approach to your individual health care,” he said. “All of our doctors are trained in the same techniques, and work together to provide a strategic plan for your performance and health goals.”
For more information about Dr. Kemenosh and his team, and to learn more about the services they provide, visit drmarkkemenoshandassociates.com and facebook.com/DrMarkKemenoshAndAssociates. You can also call 856-228-3100 to make an appointment.
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