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Move. Fuel. Recover. Connect. ENDURE.

At last, we come to the final pillar of well-being in this stretched-out blog series: Endure. Arguably one of the most difficult items to conceptualize and conquer. Perhaps a more common word used is Resilience, meaning “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.” Much like a physical object having resiliency – being able to spring […]

Concussion Management with Physical Therapy

Physical therapists (as part of a whole healthcare team) can be some of the best medical professions to treat concussions because of our knowledge, frequency and time we get to spend with our patients. Also, many factors that are important to consider when working with concussion symptoms are ones that we already use to inform […]

Strength Training For Runners

As a physical therapist, I’ve noticed that elite runners look very different today than in the 80’s when I ran competitively. They have more muscles and more efficient strides. Strength training is now recognized as essential for injury prevention, muscle recruitment, and running economy. Strength Training’s Role Injury Prevention: A strong core and improved muscle […]

Popping In Our Joints

Do you have any joints that regularly crack or pop with movement or positional changes? So do I! The advice that I give my patients with this popping is pretty straight forward. If the popping you’re feeling is not painful than we won’t worry about it too much. But I do find occasionally that the […]

Monitoring Running Workload to Prevent Injury

“How far should I run?” “How often?” “How will I know that my training is too much?” “Not enough?” If you are a runner, chances are that you’ve thought about these questions when planning to train for a race or objective. While many programs exist online to guide us in mileage selection for success in […]

Occupational Safety

April 28th is the World Day for Safety & Health at Work, established by the International Labour Organization to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases worldwide. The concept of injury prevention and wellness has always appealed to me, so in 2017 I took some extra training to become certified in Applied Prevention and […]

Osteoarthritis-My Aching Knee

  Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis and involves degeneration of the joint cartilage.  Risk factors include excess weight, family history, age, previous injury, and inactivity. The cartilage is the gristle you see on the end of the chicken leg bone. It is the slick cushioning surface on the ends of the bone and acts […]

Dizziness, Balance and Physical Therapy

Dizziness and Vestibular Disorders BALANCE The three main balance systems in the body are the vestibular system (in the inner ear), visual system (eyes), and the proprioception system (sensors in the joints, muscles, and tendons). These systems send information to the brain stem which identifies the position of the head, detects motion, and spatial orientation. […]