Spring is here, and for a lot of us, this season begs us to get out on the bike. There are many joys we can all find in cycling. Here are a few of mine I thought would be worth sharing.
Is there such a thing as NON-distance running? By default, doesn’t running cover distance? What really is ‘distance’ anyway? Brian muses on what it means to cover ground on two feet.
The recent NY Times article “For Runners, Soft Surfaces Can Be Just as Hard on the Body”, brings up three interesting points for me.
A common question we’re asked at the clinic is: “I’m looking for a little advice about how to manage a driving trip this weekend. I’ll be in the car (driving) for 4-5 hours, depending on traffic. Any suggestions?” This question was from a person recovering from lumbar disc surgery, but the answer is applicable to […]
It is far too easy to get sucked into long periods of seated computer work. Sustained seated compressive load is unhealthy for the spine and joints. Here’s an app that can be used as a reminder.
Features for an Ergonomic Seated Office Task chair: Adjustable seat height Adjustable seat pan depth, seat pan with a waterfall front edge Adjustable back support, either adjustable via the entire seat back or adjustable lumbar support within the existing seat back Arm rests adjustable in height and width. Seat pan should have forward and backward […]
Q: Core stability for running comes from strong abdominal muscles, right? A: With each footfall during running, the chain reaction between our body, the ground and gravity begins from the ground up. This means that core stability starts at the foot and moves up through the knee, hip, pelvis and then the spine. If there […]
Most people think physical therapy is only relevant when you’re healing from pain or injury. Check out this article on the value of using physical therapy as preventative health care! “A proactive visit to a physical therapist can reveal the muscle imbalances and inefficient movement patterns that cause injury. The therapist can provide a regime that corrects […]
Anyone who has experienced plantar fascitis or Achilles tendonitis can attest that the above title is true. In more severe cases, either of these problems or any other tendonitis problem can bring your activity participation to a full halt. In the more common cases, one can continue to be active, but have your performance limited […]
An old yoga adage states: “You are only as young as your spine is flexible”. There is a good amount of wisdom in this statement, but to have a healthy spine through your life, there is more to the equation than just flexibility. For injury prevention, recent research has shown that balance of muscular endurance […]