If you suffer from pain in your feet or lower legs, you may have considered using an orthotic to help restore balance. Orthotics are designed to reduce or eliminate foot pain, align the feet to eliminate abnormal foot motion, and to encourage optimal balance when walking. While over-the-counter orthotics are available in most drug stores, […]
While it’s widely known that yoga is great for reducing stress and anxiety as well as promoting a healthy mind/body balance, yoga is also a perfect exercise program for athletes who want to master their breathing techniques and improve core strength, endurance, and flexibility.
If you are not seeing the results you would like from your workout, it could be because you are unknowingly sabotaging it. There are some small changes and new habits you can adopt in order to get the results you want. Warm Up Before Your Workout Before you even begin to stretch you should warm […]
Spring through fall is “marathon season” throughout the country. If you’re training for a marathon, these tips will help you train smart so that you can avoid injury and improve your performance.
ACL Injuries In Women Women and girls are more likely to suffer from torn ACLs than their male counterparts, according to new research. An ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injury involves a tear in the ligament that stabilizes the knee and joins the upper and lower leg bones. An ACL injury requires surgery to correct and […]
As summer heats up, tennis season is bringing more people to the court. While tennis is a great sport and can be a lot of fun, there are certain tennis-related injuries that are common among athletes. Learning about common injuries and conditions that happen during tennis can help you understand how to prevent them and […]
New Research in Concussions Leads to Revised Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment
In March, the American Academy of Neurology updated its guidelines for managing concussions. The new guidelines now emphasize treating each concussion and each patient on a case-by-case basis. This is a departure from the idea of operating under a pre-defined scale to assess the severity of the concussion. The traditional technique which uses a grading scale to determine the intensity and severity of the concussion has been replaced with guidelines that favor removing athletes from play until they can be properly evaluated by a healthcare professional.
Barefoot Running – Help or Hype?
Have you ever considered running barefoot? While that may seem a little out of the ordinary, runners all over the world are adopting this new style of running. Although the majority of runners still wear shoes, the debate rages on as to whether barefoot running is more natural and beneficial than wearing running shoes.
Is Barefoot Running Beneficial?
Barefoot running is more than a trend; it has become an athletic movement over the last few years. Proponents of barefoot running cite several benefits to the practice-specifically that it results in a more natural stride and reduces the risk of injury. Certain running shoes, they contend, create an abnormal running pattern and encourage runners to land on the heel of their foot, which leads to a heavier impact on the knees, legs, and feet. According to those in favor of this technique, running barefoot is the way that the body was naturally intended to run and is therefore better for the body.
Are you in the Redding, California area and looking for personal training? Shasta Ortho works in cooperation with Liberty Physical Therapy to provide professional personal training services. In a Liberty personal training session we focus on improving speed, agility, strength, and giving you a sport specific workout. Each session will last 1 hour in length.
Being an athlete can be incredibly rewarding. It gives us a way to take better care of our body and redefine what it can do. It gives us an avenue to achieve and push ourselves to overcome challenges. It gives us insight and inner strength that stays with us long after we’ve left the arena […]