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Is it Safe to Exercise While Pregnant?

Is it Safe to Exercise While Pregnant?

Staying fit during pregnancy, keeping mom & baby’s safety first!Over 50 randomized controlled studies have been done to analyze the outcomes of exercise during pregnancy and the research supports exercising throughout pregnancy, citing reductions in health risks for mother and baby. *Please note that the research cited here involved mothers with uncomplicated pregnancies, carrying aRead More…

Getting to the Bottom of Plantar Fasciitis

Getting to the Bottom of Plantar Fasciitis

The Foot Pain FixPlantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the thick connective tissue, fascia, that spans the bottom of the foot. People with plantar fasciitis often have pain at the heel/bottom of the foot, typically worst in the morning with the first steps and can increase with prolonged standing or walking, especially if wearing inadequateRead More…

Get Moving: Thoracic Spine Edition

Get Moving: Thoracic Spine Edition

Improving thoracic spine mobility to address postural dysfunctionFalling into the same few postures habitually can limit mobility and over time may lead to dysfunctional movement or pain. Spending more and more time hunched over computers and smartphones is leading to postures of rounded shoulders and forward head. At the heart of this issue is theRead More…

Marathon Training: Less is More

Marathon Training: Less is More

Train smarter, not harder to get to the finish line There are people all over the world right now logging miles to prep for the title “marathon finisher”. With all those people running all those miles, there are a lot of injuries waiting to happen. Here are a few tips to make the most ofRead More…

Flat Feet and the Role of Muscular System in Arch Support

Flat Feet and the Role of Muscular System in Arch Support

The Importance of Strengthening Foot and Ankle Musculature for Arch ControlPes planus is a condition characterized by a low or non-existent arch at the inside of the foot. For some individuals pes planus may be primarily structural, present from a young age and carrying through into adulthood. For others, pes planus can develop secondary toRead More…

The Importance of Sleep Hygiene for Healing

The Importance of Sleep Hygiene for Healing

Restful Recovery – Sleep Better, Feel BetterSleep hygiene consists of a set of behaviors and environmental settings designed to promote good, restorative sleep. In a society where productivity reigns and we try to cram as many activities into our waking hours as possible, what we really need is a period of restfulness to recharge andRead More…

Should I Change My Running Gait Pattern to Protect My Legs?

Should I Change My Running Gait Pattern to Protect My Legs?

Gait Analysis and Modification to Prevent Overuse Injuries in RunnersWith the multitude of trends and literature out there on different styles or patterns of running, it is difficult to determine what is the best approach for enhancing performance and injury prevention. Individual running form is often a reflection of not only training and skill level,Read More…