As physical therapists our job is to make sure we're on top of the most compelling research in body mechanics, efficiency, form, and healing. It's our job to make sure you're logging miles on the Central Park loop or crossing the New York City Marathon finish line. Whether you just want to run without your usual aches and pains, are looking to get back to sport after injury or surgery, or want to crush your previous record times-- we have the training program and the latest research for your goals.
Knee cartilage degeneration from years of pounding the pavement makes intuitive sense--there are few activities that require you to absorb the shock of 2.5-5 times your body weight repetitively like running does. For people who do get diagnosed with knee arthritis, it can be a helpful coping mechanism to come up with a reason why they developed the disease.
If you've been planning on getting in shape for the new year, have goals of tackling marathons in 2017, or just want to get back into running after getting injured then this is a day you really won't want to miss. Our therapists coupled with our Noraxon technology will have you realizing dreams, shaving seconds off of your personal records, or just have you back on your feet, pounding the pavement.
Running is one of the best and most accessible sports in the world. Anyone with the will to give it a try and the open road can call themselves a runner, all it takes is deciding you're going for it and stepping- wait, running- out the front door.
With the AlterG Pro 200 athletes of all abilities are able to take their "active recovery" to the next level . Recent studies are showing that incorporating active recovery into training programs helps athletes both relax mentally and physically by reducing and removing lactic acid from the system. It's beneficial to incorporate active recovery both immediately after a workout as well as after a long competition or marathon.
It isn't uncommon to hear people talk about how they would practice yoga, but they're just not flexible enough. Or, even better, it's not uncommon to hear talk about going to the doctor, but not until they're a little bit healthier. It's just as common to hear people talk about wanting to be runners, except they just aren't fit enough to take up the sport.
Spring is quickly turning to summer and you still haven't been hitting the ground running like you promised yourself you would once those long, cold winter months ended. Catching a runner's bug is no easy task, but with these three easy steps you'll have a full-blown summer flu in no time flat.
We're rolling into the third week of January and, I don't know about you, but I looked back at my New Year's resolutions and realized I had already forgotten about a few of them. That's right, not only did I just not make a plan to accomplish these goals, I actually forgot I had even set them. Just because a resolution hits a hiccup early on doesn't mean you need to bail on them this early in the game. If you've found yourself in the same predicament, here are some ideas on how to see your resolutions through to the end of the year.
Once you're comfortable with that idea (running is falling forward!) you can start to take a look at stride angles. The stride angle is the angle of opening between the legs, measured from the hips to the knees. The larger the stride angle, the more ground a runner can cover. Studies have shown that for every one degree you increase you stride angle, you increase your stride length by two percent. It doesn't sound like much, but when you're running a race and your stride angle is six degrees larger than your opponent's, that means you're covering twelve percent more ground than the guy next to you. Good luck keeping up with that.