There are rare pieces of advice that are so rich they inform one for decades and become “best of” material. For my many years of mountain biking, the advice given to me almost 20 years ago by Matthew Lee remains my ‘best of’. After watching Matthew flow effortlessly away from me over rough terrain, I […]
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.
We all want to train to perform at our best, but 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 critical variable
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 […]