By Imani Mack PT, DPT
As a former collegiate middle distance sprinter (400m), turned long distance runner (currently running 10Ks, 10-milers, and half-marathons), I know that sometimes it can feel like you are doing the same mundane routine over and over again. But being stuck in a running rut doesn’t have to be looked at as a negative thing. This training lull can be a motivator to try new things and can take you to another level as a runner. Here are some tips to provide new challenges to optimize your running performance...
By Matt Bourdeau PT, DPT
Whenever I talk to youth baseball teams about injury prevention, unfortunately this topic resonates the most with the players who are also asking for my business card because they were “shut down” by their coach due to pain, decreased velocity, decreased command on the ball, or dead arm.
Fortunately, there is hope for these players. This is the window of opportunity for them to address the three main risk factors that lead to their decline: overuse, fatigue or lack of strength, and poor or worsening throwing mechanics. This post will highlight these factors behind youth pitching injuries, and how physical therapy can help players recover to increase their pitching velocity.