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Exercising in the Heat? Take this Quiz!

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
As the summer months heat up, so do many people’s outdoor exercise routines. However, exercising outdoors in the summertime can put you at risk for overheating. Take the quiz below to find out how much you know about protecting yourself from heat illness. (more…)

Are Injuries Common for Dancers?

Posted on by Alyssa Hartley, PT, DPT, CMTPT
A lot of athleticism is required to be a professional dancer. In every genre of dance, the goal is to maintain movement with grace and composure while on stage, never breaking performance. But the audience does not see the pain, grit and rehab behind the scenes, especially when a dancer sustains an injury. (more…)

Beyond the Arm: 3 Ways to Maximize Performance in Overhead Athletes

Posted on by Matt Gauthier, PT, DPT, SCS
As the weather warms up, many athletes are heading to the baseball and softball fields for a summer packed with nonstop practices, games and tournaments. Regardless of their experience, these athletes want to perform at their highest possible level while also staying healthy. Luckily, performance enhancement and injury prevention go hand-in-hand in the throwing athlete. (more…)

The Benefits of Working Out in the Water

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Summer is here and warmer weather brings new opportunities for workouts, including working out in the pool. Aquatic-based workouts have many benefits and do not necessarily mean you have to swim laps. Additionally, aquatic workouts are great for people of many ages and have incredible health benefits. (more…)

What is a Ruptured Achilles Tendon?

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Kevin Durant joined the likes of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in the starting lineup for Game 5 of the NBA Finals – this following a 33-day hiatus as he rehabbed a calf strain. His return came with inherent risk – concern for worsening of the initial calf injury or a more severe Achilles tendon injury. In the second quarter, the 30-year-old planted on his right leg to change direction and subsequently went down to the floor clutching the back of his right lower leg. The worst-case scenario for Durant had become a reality, a ruptured Achilles tendon. He underwent successful surgery to address the injury and is expected to miss 9-11 months. (more…)

How to Avoid Burnout During Marathon Training

Posted on by Ashley Dougvillo, PT, DPT, CMPT
We’ve all been there before. The dread of the alarm going off at 4am. Checking the weather multiple times only to see the heat index is still indeed in the 90s. Sometimes it may manifest in the form of excuses….. “I had a long day, maybe I’ll skip this run today.” Burnout. It’s a thing. (more…)

Should I Exercise with a Friend?

Posted on by Haley Overton, ATC
Many of us are aware of the benefits that come with getting 30 minutes of exercise daily, such as reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Research also shows that exercise can improve mood, sharpen our memory and increases our muscle and bone strength.2 (more…)

3 Tips for Hill Running

Posted on by Sherri Berger, PT, DPT
Does the thought of running up hills deter you from signing up for a race or running a specific route? Hills can be intimidating to novice runners and expert runners alike, however, training on hills has been shown to increase cardiovascular fitness, power and strength.1 It also enhances variability on training surfaces, which can reduce the risk of overuse injuries. (more…)
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