Jump Higher, React Faster, Be Stronger in Lacrosse
By Christine Danielson PT, DPT, OCS
Just picture it: 30 seconds left on the clock, tie game. Coach calls a timeout and lays out the plan. Win the draw, pass it down field, run the play, shoot, SCORE! Game over and add another W to the list! When you look at the end game stats, the team that wins is also more often than not the team that wins more of the draws. But it’s not just about the center, the person actually taking the draw—it’s who can get to the ball fastest and gain control. In order to do that, you need speed, strength, and the ability to control your stick using one arm if needed. Here are FX Physical Therapy’s top exercises to help you jump higher, react faster, be stronger!
By Sean Jones PT, DPT, CSCS
It might be tempting to lace up whatever sneakers you have on hand, head outside, and start your run. But training in any old pair of shoes is never a good idea. In fact, running in the wrong shoes can be painful, or even cause injury. Your shoes absorb a lot of shock with every stride, and without the right shoe to absorb that shock, your run can take a toll on your body. Here are three common mistakes runners make when it comes to choosing and maintaining their footwear, and how to avoid making those mistakes.