Marathon Interval Training

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Woman Running in a Park

Author: Christina Ramirez, PT, DPT I have run three marathons to date, and multiple half marathons. At first, my goal was just to finish the races without getting injured, but during my latest marathon, I set a time goal. I decided that the best way to beat my past times was to train more on hills and include intervals in my … Read More

Hip Mobility & Staying Limber

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Movement Therapy

Hip pain is often associated with getting old, but it can happen to anyone. Each particular hip condition can differ in severity with treatment decided on a case by case basis.  If you find yourself in some serious pain, there are a few things you can do before calling us. The Hip This crucial joint is a combination of bone, … Read More

Why & How to Warm-Up Your Muscles Before Exercising

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Movement Therapy

By: Christina Ramirez, James Fowler PT’s resident marathon crusher and staff physical therapist. During the winter season, I get many questions from patients asking what is the best way to safely warm up cold muscles. I respond that it is important to warm up your muscles before a workout to enhance muscle performance and decrease soreness. Cold muscles do not have the … Read More

10-Minute Office Stretch Break

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It’s 12:30 pm, and you have been sitting for 3 hours. Your body is not only hungry for a satisfying meal, but it’s also hungry for movement. It’s time to move your body. Take ten, with this 10-minute stretch break that works your body from the ground up! Warm Up-1 minute We begin our stretching with a small lateral walk … Read More

Sore When You Wake Up? These Three Reasons Are Likely Why

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Are You Sore When Waking Up?

You wake up. However, you don’t actually feel rested, and your body aches. Did you really sleep during the 7-9 hours? If this sounds like your morning inner dialogue, it may be time to update your sleep hygiene including position, pillow and mattress. ​ We update our phones and backup our computers often but forget to update and backup the … Read More

Improving Your Posture: It May Be a Pain in the Butt, But It Will Help Prevent a Pain in the Neck!

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“Stand up straight.” A phrase we may have heard as we stood in line outside of our elementary classrooms or as we prepared to enter a family gathering with our parents. Yet, our spine itself isn’t actually straight. Perhaps the phrase should be: “Stand up curved.” Mayfield Clinic describes the curves of the spine as forming an S-shape. Viewed from … Read More

21 Reasons Your Back Hurts… And What You Can Do About It

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Wake up, eat breakfast, get dressed, and run to work. The start of every morning is a test in multitasking effectively. Yet, the ultimate multitasking is occurring within the structure of your back as you make your way through the start of your day. Your spine is a unique combination of bones, discs, joints and supportive muscles that is continually … Read More

How to Reduce Back and Neck Pain Associated with Office Work

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Ergonomic Center Program

Humans are made to move. Observe small children when a song plays. They allow their hips to swerve as they feel the rhythm.  As adults, the 9am-5pm office job at a desk leaves us without the ability to move- without the ability to let our bodies do what they need. In an article for the Huffington Post from 2017, Steven … Read More