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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – From Athlete to Amputee: How physical therapy can help in your road to recovery

Martha Nauman, a resident of Huntersville, NC, has always been passionate about being an athlete, teacher, and mother. However, in February 2013, she faced a serious health situation that would lead her to find even greater ways to inspire others. ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Redefining Wellness: It Takes a Community

By Rob Schneider & Brian Beatty It takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a community to support the health and wellness of each of us. We rely upon and build those we are drawn to because ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Are You Training to Competency or Incompetency? The Peter Principle of Exercise

By Brian Beatty We all want to train to perform at our best; however, we may unknowingly be training for a level of minimal competency. Knowing how hard to push and when to stop in exercise and training is a ...

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CORE CORNER – Lateral Hops

By Elizabeth Towe Have you been trail running lately? Trail running is a nice change from the regular routine of road running giving your body a chance for different input. The uneven surface uses different muscles and requires more joint ...

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TRX TIP – TRX Dive-Bomber Push-up

By Brian Diaz Several of my advancing shoulder rehab clients originally hurt themselves participating in precarious gymnastic ring-based exercises injuring their rotator cuff or long-head biceps tendon. They ultimately want to return to some of these high-intensity bodyweight exercises with ...

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CORE CORNER – Split Squat (with Rear Foot Elevated)

By Elizabeth Towe Running requires strength and stability on one leg to drive the body forward efficiently. The split squat is a great multi-joint (hip-knee-ankle) exercise that really brings the hip joint to the forefront as the power mover that drives us forward in ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – TRX Tip: Kettlebell Land Mine

By Brian Diaz This movement requires an additional strap and kettle bell to complete the exercise. This is a modification of the popular “land mine” exercise and is one of my favorites for the abdominals in a functional closed kinetic ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Exercise: Keeping That Loving Feeling

BY SMRUTI SHAH Exercise is arguably the most popular New Year’s resolution. Gym enrollments soar and everyone is out and moving. I love this time of year. Unfortunately, the gym-goer and outdoor enthusiast numbers dwindle rapidly within a few months. ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Maximize Your Body’s Fat Burning Potential

In the world of athletic testing, however, athletes have several metabolic options. Determining which test is right for you depends on the results you are looking for. VO2 testing generates data to determine athletic potential, measure how well you use ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Something’s Not Right, What Do I Do Now?

By Brian Beatty Being active requires a constant conversation with our body. To optimize performance and health, it helps to make these conversations kind and cooperative, not adversarial. Inevitably the body will periodically tell us, “hey, something’s not right here, ...

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