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Fast Feet Friday – Speed Training Tips – Negative Foot Speed

November 24th, 2017

How fast can you get your foot back on the ground??? Today we are talking about the downward (negative) speed of your foot at the ground during your sprint stride.  Often when we think about running speed we only focus on how fast we flex our hips (pump our knees), but that neglects a huuugeee

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360 Degrees of Movement – Tips to Improve Lateral Agility

November 15th, 2017

An athlete is only as good as their “effective range” – the range in which they can get out and back from where they are currently at.  This includes 360 degrees so you have to be able to move laterally to dominate your competition in most sports! Shuffling is 1 of the 2 means of

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Fast Feet Friday – Speed Training Tips – Ground Preparation

November 3rd, 2017

Preparing our foot to strike the ground is often overlooked in speed development.  Ground contact can enhance or be detrimental to our sprinting performance! Here are some tips to consider when training: Toes up Heels stay a credit card width off the ground Foot strikes directly underneath the hips Spend as little time in contact

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Prevent Injuries and Move Efficiently – Myokinematic Restoration – by CJ Conway

October 16th, 2017

I recently attended, along with other members of our physical therapy staff, a Postural Restoration Institute Myokinematic Restoration course that was held at our facility in Cherry Hill .  I know, I know, it sounds a bit confusing when put together like that but in all actuality the concepts taught to me over the weekend

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Three Mobility Exercises For Lower Back Pain

October 12th, 2017

Hip Flexor Stretch How to do it: Half Kneeling on soft surface. Gently move hips forward to feel the stretch in the front of the hip on the kneeling leg. Hold 30 seconds each.  Repeat on the other side.  Perform 2 times per day. Thoracic Rotation Stretch How to do it: Lay on one side

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Top 3 Causes of Lower Back Pain

October 12th, 2017

Lower back pain is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide each year. It is the number one cause of people calling off work in the United States. It can manifest overnight or can come on very quickly. Once pain presents itself, it can interfere with activities such as sitting, standing, driving, lifting, sleeping,

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Improving Function and Reducing Pain and Injury With Aaron Bonaccorsy

September 26th, 2017

This past weekend, I visited New York City to attend a FRC Seminar. Some of our physical therapists have already gone through this course and I had gotten great recommendations from many credible sources that this seminar would up my game as a coach, so I was excited to learn. What is FRC? FRC stands

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Understanding the Basic Runner’s Pose

May 23rd, 2017

In my last article, I talked about how running form is so important to runners but didn’t delve into what that form consists of. Let’s take a deeper look at what runners need to work on to become more efficient and prevent injuries. During a run, every single person will do three things: They will

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