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These Feet Were Made for Walking

By: Clarence Holmes, PT, DPT “OUCH!!!!! I just got done playing tennis and my foot is killing me!” “Man, when I stand at work for more than 20 minutes, my foot really starts to hurt.” “Every time I take a step in the morning, my foot is in so much pain! It eventually gets better, but I don’t know what is going on.  I’ve got to go see my doctor.”   Or do you?  If you have said any of the above, then you definitely want to tune in to this blog post!   Foot pain can be the result of various causes and often times, it is the result of plantar fasciitis.  But do you know what that is? …

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Training for a Boston Marathon – Interview with Dr. Laura Gold, PT (Part 2)

Our very own Dr. Laura Gold is running the Boston Marathon, which is only a few days away.  Training for a marathon is no easy task, but Dr. Gold has done an amazing job balancing her training and patient care here at the clinic. We sat down with Dr. Gold to ask about her experiences training for the Boston marathon.   What have you done to prepare? I did a conservative training plan, so I didn’t focus on speed but instead on distance. While I did include some speedwork and higher mileage weeks, I was just focused on completing the marathon. I already had the base to do a 15 mile long run, and I built up to a 24…

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Training for a Boston Marathon – Interview with Dr. Laura Gold, PT

Our very own Dr. Laura Gold, PT is running the Boston Marathon, which is exactly one week away. Training for a marathon is no easy task, but Dr. Gold has done an amazing job balancing her training and patient care here at clinic. We sat down with Dr. Gold to ask her about her experiences training for the Boston marathon. Why did you choose to do the Boston Marathon? I choose Boston because it’s the “race of all races”.  It’s a bucket list item that all runners want to do. It is my second marathon, so it is a bit unusual. I have been running since I was 11, and I’ve always done half marathons. Last year I decided to…

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Step It Up! Increasing Running Cadence Can Really Take a Load Off (Your Joints!)

Post by Laura Gold, PT, DPT Running related aches, pains, and injuries are often a result of repetitively overloading our joints and other tissues. One simple technique change that may reduce strain on the runner’s body is to increase your cadence. Have you ever watched elite distance runners glide around the track in the 10,000 meter or down the road in a big marathon? If so, you might have noticed how quickly they move their feet- their step rate, or “cadence” is typically at least 180 steps per minute. So how exactly does increasing cadence help prevent or treat injuries? In a study published in 2011 in the ACSM’s journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Heiderscheit and colleagues provide evidence that…

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Pregnant and Running?

Whether you are a mom-to-be or a new mom, your body experiences changes that can affect your running biomechanics. In this podcast, physical therapists Bryan Heidersheit, PT, PhD, and Liz Chumanov, PT, DPT from the University of Wisconsin, discuss findings from their study investigating this topic, as well as, their clinical experiences with pregnant and postpartum runners. http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail.aspx?cid=d56f90c7-19dd-4689-9776-8fb6238a453a New aches and pains slowing you down? Trying to get back to running following pregnancy? We can help. The physical therapists at Movement Sports can help.   Call us today to set up a consultation.

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