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What is the “Core” of My Body?

Posted on by Dorothy Cohee

The term “core” is frequently referenced when talking about strengthening. For example, you may have been told you need to “strengthen your core,” but what does this mean?

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5 Ways to Stop Knee Pain in Runners

Posted on by Ryan Domeyer PT, DPT, CMPT

Between 20 to 93 percent of runners suffer from knee pain, making it the most common lower extremity injury.When knee pain occurs, one of the treatment options is physical therapy. Physical therapists are trained to examine, diagnose and treat knee pain to help patients return to the activities they love.

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Maintaining Your Winter Running Routine

Posted on by Kristin Dryden

It is possible to maintain your outdoor running routine in the winter, but you must always keep safety top of mind.

Although running outside in the winter can be intimidating due to conditions like ice, snow and cold, you can keep your running mileage up if you have the right gear and follow some practical cold-weather safety tips. Read below for guidance on how to stay warm when battling some of the year’s coldest temperatures.

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Should You be Wearing Compression Socks?

Posted on by Dorothy Cohee

For decades, graduated compression socks have been used as a medical tool to combat deep vein thrombosis (DVTs). The socks have been found effective in reducing pain and swelling for bed-ridden and inactive patients which may support the prevention of the formation of blood clots.

A few years ago, however, athletes started wearing graduated compression socks while running and/or for recovery after endurance sports. But do compression socks really work?

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Stretching Vs. Warming Up: What’s the Difference?

Posted on by Brian Whittington

One of the more frequent questions I am asked when conducting physical therapy evaluations is “Did my injury occur because I did not stretch before my physical activity?” That’s a great question and the quick answer is no…..and yes. Let me explain.

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6 Ways to Improve Your Running Technique

Posted on by Ryan Domeyer PT, DPT, CMPT

During the course of a year, it’s estimated that nearly 80 percent of recreational runners will sustain a running-related injury2.

In fact, it’s not uncommon to see some participants at local races and marathons walking around with braces, compression sleeves, tape or special shoes. This is because running is a complex functional human movement that few people are taught to perform correctly.

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Dry Needling: Runners can Relieve Pain and Continue to Train!

Posted on by Brian Whittington

From indoor tracks and treadmills, endurance athletes and amateur runners are taking to the beautiful outdoors. As activity levels increase and miles add up, runners may experience pain, weakness, or fatigue, limiting their workout.  Whatever the reason, runners can find themselves hitting a wall or plateauing throughout training.  Many times symptoms are ignored and athletes push through. With that said, there are effective treatment options that can occur as training continues. One effective treatment for endurance athletes is trigger point dry needling.

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Distracted Walking: Are You Guilty?

Posted on by Renee McDade

We all know the dangers of texting while driving, but have you stopped to consider the dangers of texting while walking?

Today’s society is more distracted than ever. Whether it is listening to music, talking, texting or playing a game, we are constantly engaged in something and not as aware of what is going on around us.

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