The knee joint needs to be trained and strengthened properly to avoid excess wear and tear (arthritis) on the joint that can eventually lead to knee pain. Running, hiking, agility training, yoga, and even strength training improperly can create or increase improper knee mechanics leading to pain or even arthritic conditions. On the flip side, performing proper balanced…Continue
Added by Synergy Manual Physical Therapy on October 27, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments
Not that anyone really cares about a totally mediocre runner's Thursday night training run, but I'm going to tell you about it anyway. Last night, my little dog and I ventured to Bear Creek Park - yes, that same Bear Creek Park that I generally despise. Well, yesterday's run was the fastest I've ever run out at Bear Creek, so I came away with a new found appreciation for the rocky, hilly monster. My loop was almost a mile longer than the Fall Series II race, but, alas, I still manged to…Continue
This morning the mighty Lady Marmots ran the second race in the infamously soggy and bizarre Fall Series. This 5-mile race was held at Bear Creek Park and took us over the hills and through the woods (and creek) a few times before finishing with a slippery rope climb and mad dash to the finish line (and dry socks).
It was a fun race and a beautiful morning. But, the moment I pulled into the parking lot at Bear Creek Park I began to think back to the last race I ran there - the…Continue
Whether you run long distance, sit in a chair all day, or find yourself somewhere in between, our challenging modern lifestyles guarantees you may find yourself with tight hip flexors or living your life with an anterior pelvic tilt.
When your hip flexors become overly tight, everything may seem out of sync. You may feel like you walk funny, can’t run without knee pain, your lunges and squats are “off”, and your low back may ache or fatigue easily. Sound familiar? You…Continue
Added by Synergy Manual Physical Therapy on October 13, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments
So your doc said you have a meniscus tear? Ouch! And now you are wondering what rehabilitation will be like. This is going to depend on whether or not you had surgery and how bad the tear is. Small tears are common and can even heal on their own if in the right place, which…Continue
Added by Synergy Manual Physical Therapy on October 6, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
Added by Jeff Gallup on October 2, 2014 at 9:27pm — No Comments