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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – The Anatomy of a Soleus Strain

By Brian Schiff Have you ever been running and suddenly experienced intense pain or cramp deep in the lower leg? In many cases, this sudden onset of sharp, stabbing pain forces runners to halt their run and hobble back to ...

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CORE CORNER – Side Plank with Top Leg Swinging Forward and Back

By Elizabeth Towe Objective:    Last month we worked on a basic plank, with four points of contact (hands and feet). This month we move to a more challenging side plank, with only two points of contact, and add challenge ...

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3 Keys to Getting in Shape Safely

Exercise trends and how to avoid common injuries Adult exercise programs, like CrossFit, have been springing up across the country on a constant basis. With benefits like increased strength and a sense of community, many people are signing up. But ...

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Orthotics for Runners

By Smruti Shah, DPT, OCS When I started practicing PT ten years ago, every runner wanted orthotics to either treat or prevent injury. I would measure and cast at least one patient a week. Orthotics were considered the cure-all for ...

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Heisman Lunge

By Elizabeth Towe In trail running, hip and core stability rule! Whether it is a smooth fire road or technical single-track trail, you need to be able to transfer weight quickly from one leg to the other and hold your ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Maximizing Recovery: The Gains Occur in the Rest

By Brian Beatty Recovery happens after activity and training.  We spend a lot of time creating very specific training and activity schedules carefully crafted for maximum improvement and goal achievement. Having a training plan and being disciplined to it is ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Physical Therapy and Cancer Treatments

By Jamie Tjalma Cancer. It’s a battle. A battle that too many people have to fight. A foe that can be beaten, regardless of outcome.  Perhaps said best by Stuart Scott, UNC alum and ESPN anchor, who lost his life to cancer in ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Standing Tall Following ACL Reconstructive Surgery

Janna Levin of Winston-Salem, North Carolina is a proud mom of two children, and she is also a college professor who teaches physics and a multitude of chemistry-based science courses. In her spare time, the 41-year-old practices the martial art ...

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CANCER – Managing Your Mastectomy

By Brian Diaz As a sports physical therapist, I don’t see breast cancer survivors often for the sole reason of complications resulting for their surgery. A handful of cases a year come into our clinic, mostly swimmers and cyclists, and ...

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Core Corner – Squat with One Leg Running

By Elizabeth Towe This exercise builds leg strength, stability of the pelvis and torso, and smooth control of your leg swinging forward in gait. There is a natural tendency to rush through the difficult spots in a movement. Working slowly ...

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