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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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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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How to Start Running

How to Start Running: A PT’s Guide for Beginners

Running is an excellent exercise for maintaining health and well-being. Whether you have marathon ambitions or want to improve your health, knowing how to start running gets you on the right foot. Keep in mind that every runner is unique. We all have our own goals, skills, and fitness levels. So, be kind to yourself when just starting — don’t

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Dangers of Overtraining

The Dangers of Overtraining are Real

Dedicated athletes train hard and push their limits. But there’s a fine line between a strenuous training load and an overreaching one. So, it’s important to understand the symptoms and dangers of overtraining syndrome. Amature and elite athletes alike run the risk of health complications and injury from overtraining. In addition, if you don’t get enough rest and recovery, you

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