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How to Fend Off Overtraining

August 26th, 2020

Our topic for today is overtraining. A phenomenon that even I, a strength athlete and physical therapist, have experienced firsthand. Overtraining is an umbrella term that describes a variety of potential symptoms. However, each are the result of doing too much and overtaxing the body. In my case, I had forearm splints. A quick aside

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Compound vs. Isolation Exercises

August 21st, 2020

For those who do not know, compound exercises target multiple major muscle groups and require movement at multiple joints at the same time. Take the squat for example. This movement involves the glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps as prime movers in addition to the work of the core for stabilization. Movement occurs at the ankle, knee,

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Thoracic Mobility

Thoracic Mobility: The Link in Neck, Shoulder, and Low Back Pain

August 13th, 2020

Learn the common causes of low back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. The link between all three areas of the body is revealed in this summary of how the spine moves.

So, I Got These Orthotics…Now What?

July 16th, 2020

If you’re a runner, have ever been fitted for athletic shoes, or have ever had any pain from your low back down to your feet, chances are that, in your personal investigation or in conversations with health care professionals, you have come across orthotics. There are tons of different choices for orthotics out there to

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Physical Activity

Return to Physical Activity After Time Away (Or Quarantined!)

July 2nd, 2020

For the physically active, the COVID-19 quarantine has thrown a substantial roadblock to training, achieving goals, and staying active and moving. Many of us have had our activity levels plummet, seeing an overall increase in inactivity and sedentary lifestyles. As gyms and workout facilities begin to reopen, many of us are eager to return and

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Opioids

Say No to Opioids! 3 Ways Physical Therapy Can Naturally Relieve Pain

June 22nd, 2020

Physical Therapy: The Natural Alternative to Drugs Does the prospect of taking painkilling drugs for the rest of your life fill you with concern? If it doesn’t, then it should — especially if the drugs in question are opioids. Many chronic pain sufferers who can’t get the relief they need from NSAIDs or steroids feel

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Ryan's Running Series

Ryan’s Running Series: Cadence

June 15th, 2020

Running mechanics can be broken down into infinitesimal levels and require athletes to generate a deep connection with their bodies in order to make changes. These changes often only occur as a result of months of training and re-evaluation, but they can bring great benefit. Luckily, there are some simple changes you can make that

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Ryan's Running Series

Ryan’s Running Series: Mirror

June 18th, 2020

Be it shin splints, patella-femoral syndrome, IT band syndrome, or hip tendonitis, most running injuries share a common mechanical breakdown. Most of us can recognize it in ourselves, particularly as we get tired. The hips begin to droop to one side and the knee collapses inward. In the PT world, we call this a “valgus

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