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Top 4 Causes of Running Injuries

2020-04-07T12:01:53-04:00November 5th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Gait Retraining, Running Physical Therapy|

What Are the Top 4 Causes of Running Injuries? Studies show that up-to 90% of runners will experience a running injury at some point because of one or more of these top 4 causes of running injuries. The actual problem is only about 20% actually seek medical care because they consider low back, hip, knee and foot pain to be part of the deal. 1. Poor Running Form Causes Running Injuries Form Matters! That's why it's at the top of [...]

Are You Being Tricked By Your Halloween Treats?

2018-11-07T17:37:58-05:00October 11th, 2018|Nutrition|

Are you wondering about how you should feel about the sugar rush that’s inevitable with Halloween? Should your kids be allowed to eat ALL of the candy they get? Will your kids be happy if you limit the treats they get? Are sugar and food dyes really bad? If you are like most parents, these questions may arise each year. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends a maximum of 6 teaspoons or 25 grams for women and 9 teaspoons or 38 grams for men [...]

Improving Overhead Position in Weightlifting

2020-04-07T11:30:27-04:00August 12th, 2018|Performance Enhancement, Strength Training|

Achieving a perfect overhead position in weightlifting is not an easy task. The grip used to perform a “clean and jerk” or “push press” or the slightly wider grip used to complete a “snatch” or “overhead squat” requires a tremendous amount of mobility, strength and neuromuscular control. Here are four easy methods to improve the overhead position and the stability while overhead: The Box Stretch Figure 1. Box Stretch A common limitation in overhead mobility is tightness in [...]

Tabata Training

2020-04-07T12:02:19-04:00June 29th, 2018|Performance Enhancement, Strength Training|

I recently had the opportunity to try a Tabata class and it KILLED me, but I loved it. It was an intense workout that included sprints, jumping jack, burpees, bear crawls, inchworm planks, and TRX. I was sore for about 2 days, but I felt my body work harder than it had in a while and I felt really good. Here is the scoop on Tabata training and how it may help you. What is Tabata?  Tabata training is a [...]

Running 101: “Know Pain, Know Gain”

2020-04-07T12:03:13-04:00May 17th, 2018|Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Gait Retraining, Running Physical Therapy|

By: Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC   Calling all runners! The Peachtree Road Race is just two months away. So, if you are running in pain right now, help is just a phone call away. Studies show that up to 90% of runners will experience injury at some point during their running tenure and as low as 20% actually seek medical care--this does not have to be the case! Runners commonly experience low back, hip, knee and foot [...]

Functional Strength Training is for You & Everyone Else Too

2018-11-07T18:53:01-05:00April 11th, 2018|Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Performance Enhancement, Strength Training|

"Strength training" has come to be synonymous with Crossfit, powerlifting and Olympic lifting, which can be highly intimidating to those of us who are wanting to stay healthy, but have no prior experience in the previous matters. However, functional strength training is vital for injury prevention, despite fitness level, and can be scaled for everyone. Our bodies are pretty incredible. Without our conscious thought they coordinate our movements, fight infections, regulate our heart beat and temperature, and digest food amongst [...]

Why Do I Need Massage Therapy?

2019-04-10T12:58:15-04:00February 7th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Redcord Neurac, Sports Medicine, Wellness, Performance Enhancement, Pain Management, Massage Therapy|

Let me begin with explaining why I do this, why I’m a Massage Therapist. I’ve been a pretty active person most of my life—running, martial arts, weight training—so I’ve had my share of injuries, aches and pains.  In my 20’s, I experienced my first massage session with an elderly lady that had the ability to find the root of my issues.  I found this to be remarkable because the root was not necessarily where the pain was.  Over the next [...]

How to Strengthen your Gut to Get Through Cold and Flu Season

2020-04-07T11:31:37-04:00January 31st, 2018|Physical Therapy, Nutrition, Wellness, Performance Enhancement|

Page Love MS, RDN, CSSD, LD During the winter, frequent changes in temperature can suppress the immune system and make even the fittest of athletes more prone to those winter colds and influenza viruses. Taking a look at your gut health is a great way to help your body fight of infection this time of year. Your digestive tract is teeming with microbes -- microscopic bacteria that can be both good and bad -- that are often referred to you [...]

Fed Up Feet

2018-02-02T10:18:32-05:00January 24th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Wellness, Performance Enhancement|

You’ve been there before. After hitting the snooze button a few times, you finally decide that you are ready to take on the day. You stretch out, toss the covers off and hop out of bed. You go to take that first step and “BAM!” - you fall to the ground in pain. “Why in the world does my foot hurt so bad? Did I run a marathon in my sleep?” After hobbling around for a while, the pain decreases [...]

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