Add Stretching to Your Daily Routine Today! Some people think that stretching is an unnecessary part of exercising. The truth is that stretching is a necessary component of exercise. Can some simple physical motions dramatically improve your overall health, wellness, and quality of life? In the case of stretching, the answer is most definitely yes.
During our recent running injury prevention and performance seminar we discussed some ways runners can individually assess their mobility, strength, and control. We provided rationale for why these tests are important not only for injury prevention, but also for rehabilitation and running performance. After the presentation, some participants requested I make these tests available, I
Running is a great lifelong sport that requires very minimal equipment and can be done just about anywhere. Unfortunately, it’s also a sport with a very high injury rate. Research studies have shown that approximately 56% of recreation runners sustain an injury each year with that number being even higher, up to 90%, in those
I just returned from an amazing trip to Florida. While escaping to Florida mid-winter sounds lovely, this was not exactly a margarita-ville kind of deal. As part of my training to become an instructor in the Fascial Manipulation-Stecco® (FM) method, I was invited/encouraged to attend a level one course held there, on rather short notice
On Tuesday, May 22nd, Appalachian Physical Therapy and Bluestone Bike and Run will be hosting a runners clinic at our Harrisonburg office. The event will consist of a discussion of proper foot mechanics, footwear selection, the latest research on running and injury prevention, shod versus barefoot running, and avoiding common training errors. The format will