Training Anti-Extension

Male doing stretches

In the last post, we discussed what comprises our ‘core’ and its primary functions, ending with how I thought it would be more beneficial for athletes, both competitive and recreational, to train anti-extension and anti-rotation. This is important for a few reasons. A properly functioning core allows the rest of our body to move in […]

Defining Core Stability

A diagram of core stability

Core stability is a term that you may have heard before, it’s certainly becoming more popular in the same way that “functional movement”, “functional exercise” and “movement patterns” have become more popular in the past few years. The problem is that “core stability”, like the other terms I listed, is a little ambiguous; so, two […]

Your New Year’s Running Form Resolution

A person running

Whether you have been running for 1 week or every day for the past 25 years, you have probably already asked yourself two questions:  What can I do to feel better?  What can I do to get faster? If you have been plagued by a foot, ankle, or leg injury, then you are probably really wondering how […]

A Therapist’s Guide to Proper Shoe Selection

Running shoes

 “What’s a good shoe?”  As physical therapists treating patients returning to exercise following injury or currently dealing with foot and leg pain, this is a question we hear quite often.  Since I spent time working in a running-specialty shoe store, this is a question I’ve heard a lot over the years and will still frequently […]

What You Actually Need To Know About Your Health Insurance

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Health insurance, I know, not the most captivating topic (unless you’re a type A, knowledge-seeking nerd like myself). However, if you can stick with me, I will share with you 3 key factors to better understanding your coverage. If you’re on the fence about sticking around, you should know, The Partnership for Clear Health Communication predicts that […]

National PT Month….. How a Physical Therapist Saved My Life

A group of physical therapists

Welcome to fall! The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder and Notre Dame is in the top ten. It is also National Physical Therapy Month. Instead of talking about how much I love this profession, I want to tell a story about how physical therapy and a physical therapist saved my life. […]

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