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Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation

Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation: Supporting Patients with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Patients with pelvic floor dysfunction can suffer from incontinence, pelvic pain, constipation, and voiding disturbance. These symptoms are signs of complex problems affecting the entire pelvic floor, so clinicians should treat the pelvic unit as a whole rather than isolated organs. For instance, pelvic muscle rehabilitation (PMR) manages pelvic floor dysfunction and associated symptoms.  Pelvic floor physical therapy takes a

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Qualify for the Boston Marathon

How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon

Every year, Boston hosts the world’s oldest consecutively-held marathon. This prestigious event brings participants and spectators from around the world. To qualify for the Boston Marathon, athletes need to submit an official net time that meets or exceeds the cut-off for their age and gender bracket. However, meeting the standard does not guarantee a spot.  First, runners must complete a

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What is the Running Gait Cycle?

Running requires balance, strength, and range of motion. Your joints and muscles work together to drive you forward. Your body cycles through a running gait cycle, which describes the repetitive pattern of one foot and then the other contacting the ground. Understanding your gait helps reduce running-related injuries and maintain top performance.  Phases of the Running Gait Cycle There are

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The Impact of Nutrition in Sports Performance

What you eat impacts how well you perform. A balanced diet is an essential part of nutrition in sports performance. Your body can’t function without energy–it needs fuel to recover and keep up with training. For example, elite athletes need a higher caloric intake than average. Finding the right balance of macros, vitamins, minerals, and fluids is essential.  Macronutrients  The

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Running During Pregnancy and Postpartum and Positive Health Outcomes

Running during pregnancy and postpartum is a safe and easily accessible exercise that improves health outcomes. Unfortunately, many patients are unsure how to safely continue jogging during and after pregnancy. Some fear physical activity may hurt themselves or their baby. For others, nausea and fatigue lead them to avoid exercise.  Benefits of Running During Pregnancy and Postpartum Regular exercise during

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Running-related musculoskeletal injuries

What are the Most Prevalent Running-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries?

Running is a form of exercise that carries many benefits. Unfortunately, many athletes experience running-related musculoskeletal injuries. The vast majority of such injuries are caused by overuse and have a high recurrence rate. A recent systematic review determined that the knee and ankle are the most commonly injured sites. The running-related injuries that occur most frequently include Achilles tendinopathy, medial

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Strength Stability Speed and Skill

The Four S’s of Sports Performance: Strength, Stability, Speed, and Skill

Sports performance is based on an athlete’s technical skills and physical capabilities. Elite athletes want to push their bodies to become faster and stronger. You can hone technical abilities and optimize fitness with targeted conditioning and training. A complete training program includes the following elements of sports performance: strength, stability, speed, and skill. Strength  The adage “use it or lose

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Women’s Health Physical Therapy

Six Situations Treated with Women’s Health Physical Therapy

Many women think only a doctor can treat their pelvic problems. However, women’s health physical therapy offers specialized treatment for various disorders such as prolapse, diastasis recti, and more. Likewise, a therapist trained in pelvic floor physical therapy can help women and men with incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction.  1. Urinary Incontinence  Urinary incontinence (UI) can impact women of

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