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How Not To Be A Terrible Runner

Ever heard this:

"Running isn't enjoyable. Running is hard, makes me tired, is uncomfortable and painful, and takes a lot out of my day. It is boring and monotonous. All I do is run, run, run."

"Running is my stress reliever - I NEED it to get...

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How to fix Plantar Fasciitis and other foot pain.

 

Plantar Fasciitis and foot pain are common sources of frustration. Foot pain affects running, walking, weight lifting, and jumping. STANDING is even painful when pain is bad. That first step in the morning feels like a knife driving through the...

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Unstick Your Ankles

 

When talking about mobility, one of the biggest overlooked regions of the body is the ankle. And that's a huge problem because it can cause pain, injury, and sub-performance anywhere in the body. You'll see these effects in plantar fasciitis, knee...

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3 Attributes For Resilience

 

Resilience: The ability to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

Let's be honest - the average person reading this does stupid hard things. You see how much weight you can pick up. You run as far as you can - past the point of...

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Is Plyometrics the Best Running Warm-up?

 

Let me start by saying this first - I am as guilty as everyone else. My warm-up for running is typically tying my shoes, opening my run tracking app, and hitting play on Apple Music. 

We all know that a warm-up is necessary. But knowing that...

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Resolving Hip Impingement Pain

 

Hip impingement is a common issue we deal with at NorCal Physiotherapy. It is typically reported as a "pinch" in the front of the hip when the hip is flexed - when the knee moves toward the chest. It is an annoying pain that stops us from...

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Exercises and Stretches to Resolve Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy, and Leg Pain

 

Low back pain affects most people at some point in their life. It is the leading cause of disability around the world. It is the most common musculoskeletal injury in the world. At any point in time, it has been reported that 577 million...

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Why Does My Back Hurt? 2 Areas to Check First.

 

"Why does my back hurt?" is one of the most frequent questions in my physical therapy clinic. 

I work with a wide range of people who experience back pain and it is always different.

  • Different ages - from high schoolers to grandparents
  • ...
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2 MUST DO Exercises for Computer Workers

 

If you use a computer for work or school, I'm sure you can relate to this observation I had last week:

The absolute #1 complaint that I have heard recently is because of computer use.

Since we are all staying at home, we no longer have access to...

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