Stretches for Runners

STRETCHES FOR RUNNERS Before a run, always warm up : 10 min jog or a speed walk. Ease into each stretch; don’t bounce or force it It is far better to stretch after a run than before. Let’s look at some stretches for runners to prevent injuries. 1.  HAMSTRING STRETCH WITH STRAP Make sure knee…

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Is it normal for knees to hurt during squats?

We recently had a client contact our clinic last week and he asked us this… Is it normal for my knees to hurt during squats? He told us he was attending his local gym frequently (4-5 days a week) for the past year, to help him lose weight.  He would perform exercises like running, leg…

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‘Mummy tummy’: The postpartum problem no one wants to talk about

The “mummy tummy,” or “mommy pooch,” may be one of the top concerns postpartum women want to discuss but avoid out of embarrassment. The reality is, mummy tummy – that extra shelf of abdominal tissue that has a pooch-like appearance – is nothing to be embarrassed about. It’s an extremely common, albeit frustrating, issue for…

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6 Steps To Getting Back To Exercise After An Injury

Someone called my Los Altos clinic the other day and asked this: “How long does it take to get back to exercise after an injury?… …I hurt my ankle a month ago, and want to know how long it’ll take me to get back to running. It’s frustrating not knowing if it’s safe to get…

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Pamper Your Mom with a Therapeutic Massage for Mother’s Day!

She carried you for 9 months. A Therapeutic Massage is the least you can do.  Is your mom constantly running from errand to errand? Are your mom’s hands in continual motion working and caring for your family? Is your mom a road warrior driving between work, appointments and after school activities? With Mother’s Day just…

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How To Spot The Severity Of A Hamstring Strain

If there’s ever an injury that you just can’t predict or ever see coming, it’s a hamstring strain.  And, aren’t they painful?  Anyone whose ever suffered from one will tell you it feels as though something has “clasped the back of your leg” so tightly that it’s not only impossible to move, but it’s horrendously…

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Can Knee Replacement Surgery Be Avoided?

Most people think that when they get Knee Pain, it’ll eventually “ease off” and go away on its own. That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, Knee Pain will be a thing of the past… But then 6 months later you’re still living with the discomfort of knee pain – often even worse than it was…

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Why More And More Healthcare Providers Are Going Out Of Network With Many Insurance Carriers

Now more than ever, we’ve found that our vision for patient care can’t be achieved under insurance company mandates. It’s that simple. Why is there actually more risk in being in network with every insurance carrier? I’ll tell you and it starts with the constraints we work under when accepting insurance reimbursement from many carriers…

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PhysioFit caters to a range of aches and pains

The word “relaxed” may not come to mind when most people think of physical therapy. For those who seek relief from aches and pains, the vision of a sparse workout room manned by a trainer and tedious discipline may be less than appealing. But step into PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness at Loyola Corners in…

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New Moms are smiling after blocked milk duct treatment

As I’ve reported previously, more than 200,000 cases of blocked milk ducts occur in nursing mothers in the U.S. every year. In this column, I’d like to share my own personal experience as one of those mothers. While it was challenging for many reasons, I’m deeply grateful for this experience because it ultimately led me…

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