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5 Ways to Improve Your Home Exercise Program Compliance

Posted on by Dave Heidloff

The home exercise program is the elephant in the room at a lot of physical therapy sessions. A lot of people simply don鈥檛 like doing their exercises during their free time. Trust me. I understand the liberating feeling of just going to a clinic dedicated to physical therapy, mentally checking out and being told what to do to improve. While this will work, you won鈥檛 be getting the most out of your rehab with this mindset. (more…)

Should I Stretch Before or After My Run?

Posted on by Dorothy Cohee

We all have seen, or have been, runners bending over to touch their toes or pull their foot back to stretch before a race. Therefore, it may surprise you that some research does not support static stretching prior to running, but at the same time others indicate it has no detrimental effects on performance.

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Stretch of the Week: Wall Calf Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

It’s week 3 of loving our calves, and this week is one of my favorite stretches! I call this the Wall Calf Stretch. It’s slightly an inversion (upside down) so please be careful if you have a blood pressure issue or get vertigo easily. For the Wall Calf Stretch you’ll 聽probably need a little wall space. 馃檪 (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Calf Massage Technique

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

This week we are going to give our calves a little extra love with a calf massage technique instead of a stretch. This is one I use all the time because my calves are so tight. If you have trigger points or “knots” in your muscles, this is a great way to work them out on your own. I’ll warn you right now, it might be tender, so just apply as much pressure as you feel comfortable. That’s the great thing about this technique, you have control over how much you sink into the tissue. (more…)

5 Tips for Running in Cold Weather

Posted on by Athletico

For the avid runners who are determined to keep their mileage up despite colder temperatures, it鈥檚 time to get prepared. Running in colder temperatures is not a problem as long as you stay smart, healthy and alert. Read our聽5 Tips for Running in Cold Weather below:聽 (more…)

Minimalist Shoes: Are They Right for You?

Posted on by Athletico

As the colder weather approaches, moving indoors to train might be on the聽radar for some. For many elite runners, preparing to聽running through the frightful weather may be the usual, but as the temperature drops, most of us聽are ready to move indoors to avoid the cold, the elements and the runny nose. Having the right kind of shoe for running indoors can help improve your desired training results. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Head to Knee Forward Fold

Posted on by Athletico

This week’s stretch is called head to knee forward fold. Don’t let the name fool you! It can take years to actually get the forehead to the knee WITHOUT rounding in the back.聽Just do your best and be happy with where you are in it today聽馃檪聽This stretch is great for calming the mind, relieving mild depression/anxiety, simulating the liver/kidneys and also helps to improve digestion just to name a few benefits!

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Wrist Pain in Gymnasts and Cheerleaders

Posted on by Athletico

The gymnastics and cheer seasons’ are picking up intensity! Check out our first of two blogs focusing on staying healthy during the gymnastics and cheerleading season. Our first blog by Sarah Clough PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, PES, who聽has a passion for treating gymnasts, trampolinists and cheerleaders, focuses on聽wrist pain in gymnasts and cheerleaders. (more…)

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