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Runners Stop Strength Training

When Should Runners Stop Strength Training?

We know that a good training regimen includes strengthening and stretching. But how much is too much? You don’t want to be sore on marathon day. Plus, there’s the risk of injury or pulled muscles with any exercise. So, when should runners stop strength training before their race?  When to Stop Strength Training Before a marathon or triathlon, runners should

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Genito-Pelvic Penetration/Pain Disorder

How Physical Therapy Treats Genito-Pelvic Penetration/Pain Disorder

Sexual dysfunction influence a woman’s quality of life and relationship with her partner. For example, women with genito-pelvic penetration/pain disorder (GPPPD) have painful involuntary contractions of the pelvic floor muscles during vaginal entry, such as vaginismus and dyspareunia. The causes of GPPPD involve both physiological and psychological factors. These conditions may be present from the first experience with penetration, such

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Patellofemoral pain syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Treating Anterior Knee Pain in Runners

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, or runners knee, is one of the most common causes of anterior knee pain. It makes daily activities like climbing stairs difficult for patients. While the syndrome is most common in athletes, females, and young adults, it can particularly affect runners.  Non-surgical Treatment Rest, ice, and elevation go a long way for short-term relief. For some patients,

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Painful Penetration

Painful Penetration: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Some women experience painful penetration. As a result, they may be unable to wear tampons or enjoy sexual relationships. Several interconnecting factors involving muscles, tissues, joints, bones, nerves and skin may be involved. If you are experiencing pelvic pain, pay attention to what your body tells you and seek help. Painful Penetration During Intercourse The medical term for pelvic pain

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Pubic Symphysis Pain

Healing Pubic Symphysis Pain During and After Pregnancy

During pregnancy, many musculoskeletal changes happen in a woman’s body. For example, widening of the pubic symphysis and sacroiliac joints occurs before childbirth. However, the process can cause pubic symphysis pain for some women and impair their activities of daily living. What Causes Pubic Symphysis Pain? The hormone relaxin softens the ligaments and joints to ease labor and delivery. Movement

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Trigger Point Therapy for Runners

3 Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy for Runners

Painful and tender trigger points, which can feel like knots,  may develop in runners from repetitive stress on the muscle fibers. While benign, these trigger points cause discomfort and range of motion issues. Trigger point therapy helps runners manage their pain and learn about the body mechanics behind muscle knots. Trigger point therapy is a minimally invasive way to reduce

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First Pelvic Physical Therapy Appointment

What to Expect from Your First Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Appointment

It’s normal to feel a little apprehensive before your first pelvic floor physical therapy appointment. You may be wondering what exactly is going to happen. However, physical therapists always want their patients to feel comfortable and at ease. So, if you’re not sure about something, ask! “We want to take the mystery out of it for you and let you

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Running-related Injuries

3 Common Running-related Injuries: Risk Factors, Prevention, and Treatment

Runners are prone to acute and chronic injuries due to trauma or repeated strain. Common running-related injuries include issues with the shin, knee cap, and tendons. Novice runners have a significantly higher risk of injuries—about 18 per 1,000 hours of running. In comparison, recreational runners average around eight injuries per 1,000 hours of training. Risk Factors for Running-Related Injuries   The

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