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When someone tells you to stretch, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Do you picture some classic toe touches? Calf stretches? Maybe a few yoga poses? Well, whatever you pictured, it probably didn’t seem too complicated (unless you imagined one of those crazy flexible dance stretches). And that’s how most stretches are — they aren’t meant to be super hard to do. But there’s a bit of irony there: stretching is generally pretty simple to execute, yet ...
Posted on 2020-05-20
So you’ve gone through 6 months of rehabilitation with your local physical therapist, and they’ve given your ACL reconstructed knee the okay to go back to playing your sport.  How do you feel??  If you were to go back to full play, without limitations, how would you rate your confidence on a scale of 1-10? If you’re feeling more nervous than excited, you’re not alone!  The vast majority of people who finish their post-op physical therapy at 6 months do ...
Posted on 2020-05-06
Having pain in the inside of your lower leg? It’s probably shin splints.  Having pain on the front of your lower leg? It’s probably shin splints.  Having pain when you touch the bone of your lower leg? You guessed it. It’s probably shin splints.  Sounds like almost anything could be shin splints, right? Well, that’s because the term “shin splints” is actually an umbrella term that is used to diagnose a series of aches and pains you can get f...
Posted on 2020-04-08
Runners are irrefutably dedicated to their training. Unfortunately, sometimes that dedication comes at a price. Regardless of whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been training for years, you’ve likely experienced some of the extremely common bodily annoyances that come with running. Whether it be small muscle aches or a lack of bladder control, most runners have lived through it at some point.  But, there’s good news! Because so many runners have experienced...
Posted on 2020-03-25
The most famous story on the effects of visualization tells of a soldier held captive during the Vietnam War. While he was in captivity, he maintained his sanity and passed the time by mentally playing 18 holes of golf every day. He walked a familiar golf course every day, feeling the sun on his back and the wind moving across the course. Each day, he played a long, perfect game of golf. When he was eventually released and returned home, he visited the same golf course he had used in his visua...
Posted on 2020-03-11
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