At our physical therapy clinics in New York City and Irvington, we talk a lot about the importance of gait and stride when running. We should also mention it's just as important to train your gait when walking in your day-to-day lives. This article from Brian Dorfman is a good one for quickly understanding the importance of gait analysis for everyone, athlete or not.
You're crushing your goals like a champ.
Morning runs around Central Park's loop are your playground and you're seriously contemplating signing up for The New York City Marathon.
Here's one fitness tip that will help take your fitness prowess over the edge. One word:
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.
For the past twenty-two years Jennifer Aniston has been stunning and wowing audiences with her sleek physique. Part of Aniston's appeal is her "girl next door" beauty and the impression that her long legs can be achieved without the glitz and glam (or big bucks) of the rich and famous.
Jennifer has always credited her fitness routine of yoga, pilates, and cardio to her timeless beauty, but her newest fitness secret is taking Hollywood by storm: Physical Therapy.
If you've been suffering from chronic pain, you might be interested to know that recent studies have gone so far as to claim that there "is no pain without the brain." Hopefully this is a heartening discovery for those suffering from never-ending aches, pains, and spasms, if only because it means there is a whole avenue of treatment you have to explore!
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.
You heard of SurfSET during its nationwide debut on Shark Tank and hankered to put your skills to the test, and now is the time to finally try it! Offering three stability settings (easy, intermediate, advanced) and four different workouts based on feeling the burn, finding balance, building strength, and finally combining all of these skills together the SurfSET offers a fun, full-body workout that will have you both laughing and sweating more that you have in years!
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.
Have you ever watched athletes running in New York City’s annual marathon thinking about how there is no way you could ever have the will or dedication to compete only to see a group of runners with below the hip/knee amputations run across the finish line with ease and grace? There’s not a lot more moving than watching athletes hard work pay off as they achieve their dreams, but there is something extra rousing about watching competitors who have adjusted their lives, and their athleticism, to all the demands necessary in adjusting to life with a prosthetic.