Physical Therapy & Running Tips
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...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
When I think about what to wish for in this New Year, I realized that everything I preach to all of my athletes is what I want for everyone in 2017: strength, flexibility, and endurance...
Monday, December 05, 2016
Depending on what state you live in, some off-seasons last longer than the running season. For those looking to improve their performance in their next running season, there are so many options for runners to do during this part of the year. The three best things to work on are...