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AEROBIC EXERCISE

AEROBIC EXERCISE

by Vicky Mai, PT, DPT Aerobic Exercise: What is it and who does it benefit? Aerobic exercise is a continuous activity, maintained for a prolonged period of time. Such activities may include but are not limited to: jogging, walking, swimming or cycling. Having good aerobic fitness means that the body is able to efficiently deliver

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT RUNNING SHOE

by Barry Gordon, PT, DPT How much arch support do I need?  Do I need cushioning? Is a minimalist shoe right for me? What else should I look for in a shoe? These are common questions that many individuals are plagued with when faced with the task of purchasing a new walking or running shoe.

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Choosing the right running shoe

Choosing the right running shoe

How much arch support do I need?  Do I need cushioning? Is a minimalist shoe right for me? What else should I look for in a shoe? These are common questions that many individuals are plagued with when faced with the task of purchasing a new walking or running shoe. Choosing the right running shoe

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COMMON LOWER EXTREMITY INJURIES IN THE RUNNING ATHLETE

by Irina Stiasny, PT, DPT October, 2013 Running is one of the most widespread activities during which overuse injuries of the lower extremities occur. Studies estimated 27% to 70% of recreational and competitive distance runners sustain an overuse injury during a 1 year period. According to research by R N van Gent1, injury incidence in...

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Common Rock Climbing Injuries

Common Rock Climbing Injuries

Common Rock Climbing Injuries by Jennifer Truong April, 2013 Contrary to popular belief, rock climbing is a sport that involves more than just upper body strength. As any individual who has tried climbing knows, the sport also involves precise balance and flexibility, as well as considerable core and leg strength and endurance...

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COMPRESSION GARMENTS AND ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

by Katherine “Kathy” Tsobanoudis, PT, MPT October, 2013 When walking, jogging or even sitting on the couch watching almost any sport on TV, you see all level of athletes wearing compression garments (CG). What are those for? Do they actually do something or are they just a fashion statement? Can they really make my performance...

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Does long distance running cause osteoarthritis of the knee?

Does long distance running cause osteoarthritis of the knee?

Does long distance running cause osteoarthritis of the knee? by Janeen Gray, PT, DPT   March, 2014 Distance running is becoming an increasingly popular sport. According to Running USA, a non-profit organization for the running industry which tracks trends in running, there was a 10% increase in marathon participants and 24% increase in...

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FLEXIBILITY

by Matthew Maestas, PT, MPT Doesn’t everyone want to get flexible?  The term is everywhere.  When you hear about the latest exercise craze one of the first thing that is always being sold is flexibility.  Some of the more traditional and “old school” workouts such as Yoga tout about the benefits of flexibility.  It can

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