Month: October 2020

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Hypocritical Physical Therapist?

As is customary with most (I hope) Physical Therapists, I always try to educate patients and provide them with information to maximize their potential outcomes. Basic information is provided in reference to their condition, and what they can expect for treatment progression. Strategies for avoiding pain provocation and maximizing relief are discussed. Patients are always …

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Is Barefoot for You?

Minimalist shoes have been growing in popularity for the past few years since Vibram sold it’s first Five Fingers shoe in 2006. I remember seeing them for the first time at a strength and conditioning summit in 2008. My initial thought was that the few people wearing them were “crazy”.  I purchased my first pair in 2011, …

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Why Run Lab? (Part 1)

Running, something mankind has been doing since the dawn of time is now a modality of fitness rather than a means of survival. We no longer need to escape a Tyrannosaurus, or catch wild game for dinner, but now we use running as an escape from our couches and desks. So often, we turn to …

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Urinary Incontinence

Physical Therapy Can Resolve Urinary Incontinence; Up to 25 of American women experience problems related to pelvic floor health. Pelvic floor and bladder training are effective treatments, according to a study from the same year in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Studies have demonstrated that physical therapy can help manage, if not resolve, this condition. …

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I Am NOT a Runner

I am not a runner, but I am going to run a marathon for charity. I registered for the Steamtown Marathon on May 25, along with our new PT partner, Geoff. We work with runners in the clinic and provide instruction regarding running technique, but I do not enjoy running. Many people speak of a …

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Not a Runner 7/12/16

As  non-runner, I took the day off yesterday (because my watch told me to – yes, the Garmin 735xt will recommend recovery time after a workout). A real runner would have run anyway, but I like excuses. I was slated to do skill work today but opted to play basketball instead (way more enjoyable for me!). Tomorrow …

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August 10th, 2016

Monday: Waking up the morning after was not entirely fun. As a matter of fact, just rolling over in bed was a chore. I had the expected muscle soreness in my thighs along with pain in both of my ankles. I was not able to walk without limping, and going down stairs was virtually impossible.  …

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