Physical Therapy & Running Tips
Monday, May 22, 2017
There are many misconceptions about swimming, but one of the greatest is the idea that there is no support when you are in the water. This idea stems because water is fluid. However, it is important to note that the hand acts as support for the body and that our body moves relative to the hand when swimming. It is much easier to move our body in relation to our hand than make our hand move our whole body...
Monday, May 22, 2017
It is imperative that trail runners learn to quickly pull their foot off the ground and focus their training on agility. Because of the challenge of running on uneven terrain, trail runners have a higher risk of injury. The likelihood of twisting an ankle because of stepping on a rock, root or into a hole is very high, especially for an untrained trail runner...
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
When asked, most people express having experienced a headache at some point in their lives. If you are someone who experiences head pain, how do you know what type of headache you have? There are over 150 types of headaches. One of the more common types of headache is called a migraine.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
When you have a concussion, your symptoms include mental fogginess, impaired memory, inability to recall or remember words, and delayed reaction times. But through your recovery, how do you ever know if you are back to your “normal”?
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Parents, athletes, coaches and medical professionals are all talking about concussions. They have become a hot topic of conversation as we learn and understand more about the effects of concussion. One question surrounding this discussion—how do we determine the severity of concussion to decide appropriate treatment?
Monday, March 13, 2017
Warmer weather is right around the corner! (It has to be, right?) We’ve provided a list of some of the marathons and fun runs happening locally to help get you motivated to get out again after this winter season.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Consulting a physical therapist is always a good option when you are unsure if an injury is related to irritation versus simple muscle soreness. Physical therapists can check things like range of motion (ROM) and strength while watching you move. This can tell them how your body is functioning - is it compensating because of injury??
Monday, February 13, 2017
“Why do I get a headache after my run?” This is a question we get asked here a lot. Runners will complain of headaches, usually after a long run. Our first piece of advice is to schedule an injury screen with your physician or physical therapist who specializes in headaches. You need to rule out any serious condition that may be affected by blood pressure, oxygen, circulation, or other abnormalities. That being said, long runs put a lot of stress on your body...
Monday, February 06, 2017
Are you running the Boston Marathon? This is the oldest marathon and can be a tricky one.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Headaches to the back of the neck can be . .well, a pain. Sometimes it starts out a tightening in the muscles but then progresses to throbbing or even radiating up and around to the front of the head. It can build with sitting at your computer, driving, or even carrying shopping bags. It’s that nagging pain that makes you want to move your head and shoulders to get some sort of relief. These types of headaches are known as tension headaches...