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5 Most Important Exercises For Hiking Farther, Higher, and Longer

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5 Most Important Exercises For Hiking Farther, Higher, and Longer When it comes to backpacking or hiking, few things can make you more excited than getting to the top of the destination you set your sights on. If you have a goal in mind, whether it is getting to the top of Mt Rainier or […]

Part 2 Of How To Do A Proper Squat: Free Throws

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Part 2 Of How To Do A Proper Squat: Free Throws It’s March Madness, my favorite sporting time of the year.  And I am the wife of a basketball coach, so we live a breath basketball nearly year round.  And I went to a basketball school  (Marquette University – go Warriors), so I have lived […]

Golf Warm Up Tips To Prevent Back Pain

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Golf Warm Up Tips To Prevent Back Pain Don’t let back pain prevent you from hitting the links this summer. It doesn’t take much to make it an enjoyable and injury free summer for golf (if it ever comes).   1. Warm up before playing First, start with stretching the shoulders, torso, and hips as well […]

Advanced Golf Swing Tips: Video Analysis

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Advanced Golf Swing Tips: Video Analysis Here is a still frame of one of my golfers at address position and at impact position. Explained below is the swing flaw noticed on the video which is a very common problem for many golfers. EARLY EXTENSION – hips have moved forward at impact position when compared with […]

The Importance of Flexibility

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The Importance of Flexibility If you have ever done physical therapy your flexibility has probably been addressed.  But what is flexibility and why is it so important? Flexibility is the amount of movement in a joint.  Often times the amount of flexibility can depend on the joint itself.  As you have probably noticed some joints […]

One Tool Every Runner Should Use: Metronome

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(Old school version above) One Tool Every Runner Should Use A metronome.  It is the tool I use with every runner and most of the patients I see in clinic every day.  Here’s why: The sound of the metronome gives you something you can hear and set your movements to the beat.  You don’t have […]

Five Goals To Healthy Eating!

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Five Goals To Healthy Eating So January has come and gone and so has February.  If you have ditched your New Year Resolution to eat healthier already, there is no better time to get back on track than now.  I mean Summer is just right around the corner 😉 I have written out 5 tips to […]

“Overpronation” and Shoe Selection in Running

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(Above – Figure 1: Check out that pronation!! Former world record holder in the marathon Haile Gebrselassie) “Overpronation” and Shoe Selection in Running If you’ve ever read Runner’s World or been to a running shoe store, than chances are you’ve heard about “overpronation” or “high arches”.  So the question is, what is “overpronation” or “high […]

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