Category: Running

Men’s Health Month: Fitting fitness into a busy schedule

Jun3rd 2019

June is Men’s Health Month, and I wanted to share how I make time for fitness with an always busy schedule. As a business owner with a growing business (we’re moving and expanding our headquarters to Eastlake and opening a second PT clinic in Redmond!), my days and weeks are packed. I have to prioritize

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How are your New Year’s resolutions? (It’s never too late to get back to them!)

Feb1st 2019

By Dr. Carly Catanese, DPT  Many of you have chosen to get into shape or lose some weight as your New Year’s resolution. How’s it going so far? It’s ok if you’ve gotten off track because it’s never too late to refocus on those goals and resolutions! I often hear the following from my clients:

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Experiencing ankle pain, knee pain or hip pain with running?

Dec6th 2018

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise, but it can also take a toll on your body.  Have you been experiencing ankle, knee, or hip pain when you run? Here are some things that might be contributing to that! Joint restrictions and/or muscular imbalances up or down the body can often be

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IT Band Syndrome- What is it and how to address it

Sep9th 2018

by Dr. Sam Watkins, DPT If you’ve been a runner for any length of time, you’ve likely heard of the IT band (and possibly dealt with pain from it!) But do you know what it is and what it’s role is? The iliotibial band (IT band) is a thick connective tissue that starts at the

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Returning From Injury: Not as Straightforward as You Might Think

Aug18th 2018

By Dr. Sam Watkins, DPT One of the first questions a new patient typically asks is how long until they are symptom-free and can return to their regular routine. It’s a tricky question to navigate because the rehab process can be so variable. Moreover, I don’t want to overemphasize a “normal” timeline because if patients

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Aug1st 2018

Run injury-free this summer with these 2 exercises

Summer is in full swing! If you love to run, I’m sure you’re itching to hit the pavement or trailhead as much as possible. Whether you’re training for a race or have just returned to running after a hiatus, you don’t want your progress slowed by injuries. I’m going to show you two hip-focused exercises

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Apr16th 2018

It’s time to run!

Spring is finally here!!! As the weather warms up, people will be running more and more. If you are considering upping your mileage and/or just considering getting into a running program, remember that running is not the only thing you should be doing. If you are running, you should also be looking at your strengthening

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Sep27th 2017

Good Versus Bad Pain

OUCH! Are you feeling some aches and pains after your last match at the Madison Park tennis court? Are your ankles still sore from your run through the arboretum last week? Is that good or bad pain? Pain is often the main topic of conversation with our rehab and training clients. What does this pain

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Aug27th 2017

Improve Performance with a Dynamic Warm-Up

Sweaty is Ready! Do you perform a proper warm-up before your squash match or run through the arboretum? Engaging in a 10-minute dynamic warm-up before exercise may be the best way to improve performance and decrease risk of injury. A dynamic warm-up is a series of sport specific movements that prepare the body for exercise.

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Jul2nd 2017

Summer Hydration

Drink-up! We are fortunate to live in a beautiful city surrounded by water. In typical years it seems water falls from the sky more often then not! Come August and early September we might find ourselves seeking out the coolness of the lakes for relief from the hot, dry days. But water is good for

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