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What is Good Running Form (Part 2)

On May 22nd, 2017, posted in: General, Running by 0 Comment

This is the continued conversation about what truly is “good running form” and how that can change from person to person. We’ll note some misconceptions about running strains and suggest ways to correct them: from changing attire to considering the way your foot hits the ground. Watch the video below to hear my answers and suggestions,  and leave any questions you may have in the comments section below.

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What is Good Running Form? (Part 1)

On May 22nd, 2017, posted in: General, Running by 0 Comment

I want to talk to you today about running form. Here in Austin, Texas, we have a large running community and we treat tons of runners of all shapes and sizes. And one of the biggest questions that we often get is, “What is good running form?” Watch the video below to hear my answer and leave any questions you may have in the comments section below.

 

 

If you would like a phone or in-person consultation, call us at (512) 693-8849.

If it’s after hours and you’d like to schedule a call with one of our physical therapists Click Here. Or you can click here to send us an email.

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Is “Pretty Good” Good Enough?

Today I’d like to share a cautionary tale we see very commonly in people who get injured but are doing really well with treatment and recovering nicely …

The person is starting to feel really good and they has returned to most of the activities that their pain was keeping the from. They are back on the trail running, playing with their kids around the house, or even back on the golf course playing the game they love.

At this point, when at a PT session, they will often say they “still feel it a little” but it is not much of a problem. This is where trouble can begin…

We know from experience that “pretty good” is not good enough, but at this point many will decide that the pain is is so minor, they don’t really need to continue treatment till it’s 100% gone.

I’ll explain exactly why this can cause big problems and cost them a lot more money than if they’d just completed that last 1 or 2 treatments and attained 100% recovery, but first let me tell my own story of making this same type of mistake.

I have a great example of my own experience with this when I was younger. I was in Mexico doing some work with local indigenous villages helping them build a school. I ate some local cuisine that I was assured was not washed with their water.  Read more

Trouble Looking Over Your Shoulder? This Technique Will Help: Upper Thoracic Joint Mobilization with Patient Movement

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and other PTs around the world. Occasionally we  share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our hands-on physical therapy helps others to get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of treatment techniques for Upper Thoracic Joint Mobilization with Patient Movement.

 

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Soft Tissue Mobilization for neck pain – Do not forget about the triceps

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and other PTs around the world. Occasionally we  share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our hands-on physical therapy helps others to get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of mobilization techniques for Soft Tissue Mobilization for neck pain – Do not forget about the triceps!

 

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Key Treatment Technique for Mid-Back and Neck Pain – Mid Thoracic PA Spinal Mobilization in supine

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and other PTs around the world. Occasionally we  share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our hands-on physical therapy helps others to get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of treatment techniques for Mid Thoracic PA Spinal Mobilization with patient in supine position.

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Incredible Neck Pain Treatment Technique – Distal Levator Scapulae and Infraspinatus Soft Tissue Mobilization with Patient Movement

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and other PTs around the world. Occasionally we  share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our hands-on physical therapy helps others to get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of treatment techniques for Distal Levator Scapulae and Infraspinatus Soft Tissue Mobilization

 

If you are dealing with pain and would like to know how we can help, call us at (512) 693-8849.

If it’s after hours and you’d like to schedule a call with one of our physical therapists Click Here. Or you can click here to send us an email.

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Awesome Technique for Treating Neck Pain – Soft Tissue Mobilization with Active Patient Movement

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and  other PTs around the world. Occasionally we  share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our hands-on physical therapy helps others to get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of treatment techniques for Cervical Soft Tissue Mobilization with Active Patient Movement.

If you are dealing with pain and would like to know how we can help, call us at (512) 693-8849.

If it’s after hours and you’d like to schedule a call with one of our physical therapists Click Here. Or you can click here to send us an email.

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“Why Did My Pain Come Back?”

Have you ever had an injury that you thought was resolved, but then some of the symptoms return a little while later? Did you think that you would have to live with this pain for the rest of your life?

Many of our patients tell us similar stories about a pain/injury that would resurface now and again, sometimes completely debilitating them or at least keeping them from being able to exercise for a while. And unfortunately many of them thought they would “just have to live with it” and occasionally be laid up by it … until they found us.

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Top 5 Trail Runs in Austin

On February 22nd, 2017, posted in: General, Running by 0 Comment

There’s not much better a feeling for a runner to get in a great run out in nature. Running trails can be a great way to mix up your training and keep things interesting, and for some runners, it’s the only way they’ll go for a jog.

Luckily, Austin Texas has a huge running community and no shortage of great running trails around town for all to enjoy. Below, we’ve listed our top 5, given difficulty levels and maps to help you plan your next trail run.

Just remember, as you keep your eyes on the ground to avoid a mis-step or ankle sprain, don’t forget to check for low hanging branches too!

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