What is this whole thing about wellness? Is it just being injury free and breathing? Well, this week we explore this topic and discover what wellness truly is and how we have all of the flexibility to focus on the components that are important to us that contribute to our well-being. In our interview with Danielle, we get to discuss the important matter of habits both new and old. Did you know it takes about 66 days to make a new habit? Also, we discuss the impact that chronic stress can have on our body and the simple things we can do to release our stress; and sometimes it’s as easy as having a conversation. Danielle also shares with us some cool technology to support us in our quest for being healthier and experience greater and greater levels of thriving in our lives.
What is this whole thing about wellness? Is it just being injury free and breathing? Well, this week we explore this topic and discover what wellness truly is and how we have all of the flexibility to focus on the components that are important to us that contribute to our well-being. (more…)
A stress fracture can be one of the most irritating injuries to a runner. When one receives the diagnosis of a stress fracture, the injury will sideline a runner for an average of six weeks. This means no running at all, and most often runners must wear a boot or use crutches. Here are some frequently asked questions to about causes of stress fractures and the pain associated with the injury. (more…)
As you approach your longest training run to date as part of your training for your very first marathon, you might start to feel some aches and pains that you did not feel with your shorter distance runs. Listed below are three common running injuries/discomforts that you may encounter. It is important to do what you can to minimize these aches and pains before the big day arrives in just over a month.
Welcome to the Athletico Physical Therapy Podcast. We are so happy to bring this show to you and are committed to it supporting you in enhancing your health and quality of life. I’m your host Daphne Scott and I’m thrilled to be hosting the show. We are bringing you great interviews with amazing experts in the world of health and wellness. (more…)
With fall sports underway, injuries are prone to happen. With the cutting, twisting and tackling movements that occur in sports, such as football and soccer, Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) injuries can occur. (more…)
Coaches, parents and athletes often ask me, “What is the best way to learn or improve upon doing the splits?” Gymnasts, cheerleaders and dancers are often the population that is interested, but lately this has become a great topic for baseball players, hurdlers and hockey players. Below are three great stretches to assist in gaining flexibility to improve your splits with some good reminders on how to stay safe while stretching.
You have seen one at the gym, you have heard your friends talk about “foam rolling” but what benefits might foam rolling have for YOU.
Although muscle cramping can happen any time of year for a variety reasons, I tend to notice increased complaints from my active and/or athletic populations during the throes of summer. Whether they are simply being more outdoorsy and recreational or training for an upcoming sport season or competition, muscle cramping seems to be more prevalent in hot weather. For those of you wondering about the “how” and “why,” below you’ll find a quick review but more importantly, some tips and pointers on what you can do to combat muscle cramping in hotter weather.
So this is your first time running a marathon. You have made it about halfway through your training program and you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. You may still have some questions looming that you may not have the answers to. Listed below are some frequently asked questions of first-time marathoners. (more…)