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5 Major Reasons Why Your Hamstrings Feel Tight

5 Major Reasons Why Your Hamstrings Feel Tight
Are you able to touch your toes? Have you been told you have tight hamstrings or do they always feel tight to you? A lot of people tell me they have tight hamstrings and despite stretching, it doesn’t change a lot. First of all, there’s a difference between the feeling of tightness or stiffness and the muscle actually being too short. I’ve seen clients almost palm the floor and still complain about how “tight” their hamstrings feel! Compare that to the guy who can b...
Posted on 2021-02-23

If You’re a Runner (or have feet), Just Say No to Flip Flops!

If You’re a Runner (or have feet), Just Say No to Flip Flops!
I know what you’re thinking- “But it’s summer” and “they’re so comfortable” and “so easy to take on and off”, or “Mine have a special arch support so they support my feet”, right? Well, they’re awful for your feet! And can cause a whole host of problems up the chain of your body, including knee, hip and low back problems. It’s one thing to do the short walk from the locker room to the pool with flip flops on but, quite...
Posted on 2021-02-23

Do You Have Swimmer’s Shoulders? Gigi Benkowski, DPT, ART, CSCS – IT Band Fix for Runners

Do You Have Swimmer’s Shoulders? Gigi Benkowski, DPT, ART, CSCS – IT Band Fix for Runners
The medical definition of swimmer’s shoulders is an overuse syndrome seen in competitive swimmers when increased range of motion needs to be pushed from water resistance, and is related to possible looseness of joints as well as rotator cuff tendon overuse. This type of shoulder pain can hinder training or progress of training as it can start limiting the range of motion and strength that would be present in good shoulder mechanics. This symptom is also referred to as shoulder impingeme...
Posted on 2021-02-23

The Female Athlete: How to Stay Lean and Maximize Performance Through Menopause

The Female Athlete: How to Stay Lean and Maximize Performance Through Menopause
I recently attended an Online Masters Athlete Symposium in which Dr. Stacy Sims was a speaker.....I polled our followers asking if they wanted me to share what I'd learned and many answered with a resounding YES! So here are a few takeaways from the brief 1 hr presentation:  There are 3 distinct phases: perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause Perimenopause is actually where many female athletes start noticing that despite the same diet and exercise routine, they're starting to put ...
Posted on 2021-02-23

IT Band Fix for Runners

IT Band Fix for Runners
IT Band syndrome (iliotibial band syndrome) is a very common issue among endurance athletes such as runners, cyclists and triathletes. It can be stubborn and debilitating enough to stop someone from running or cycling altogether! It typically shows up as pain on the outside of the athlete's knee (aka lateral knee pain). To illustrate how complicated IT Band syndrome can be to "fix", we're going to tell you about 3 different athletes who came to see us because they developed knee pain and f...
Posted on 2021-02-23
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