Whether you are just getting started in running, or have been a runner for years, it is not uncommon to have aches and pains. Muscle soreness, joint aches, stiffness and minor pains are common complaints when training. If these symptoms linger or become more intense it could be time to seek out professional help and. . .
Goodbye snow, hello sun. When you have spring fever and the weather improves, it is tempting to go outside and start exercising at a high intensity. In order to stay safe and injury free, there are a few things to keep in mind when beginning your new routine. Dress for the weather. Spring time in the. . .
With warmer spring weather right around the corner, combined with a few wonderful weekends of 60-70˚ days, I have been seeing more and more runners out on the sidewalks and trails throughout Omaha. For some, the weather changes have likely been a chance to break free from the monotony of the treadmill or indoor exercise. . .
Injuries are a common with running, especially when you are just getting started. Most running injuries are due to overuse and are the result of increasing distance or speed too quickly, or muscle imbalance, improper footwear, poor bio mechanics or other training errors. Rachel, a physical therapist in our Pine Lake clinic and avid runner,. . .
Are you getting into the swing of your New Year’s resolution? Many people are heading to the gym this time of year to lose weight or get into shape. Gyms and fitness centers provide a variety of options for cardiovascular and strength training to reach those new goals. Always remember to warm up and stretch. . .
Emily Jones, PTA It’s that time of year again when outdoor activities take a cold turn. Fall and winter weather changes bring most of us indoors for treadmill exercise. For those who are brave enough to venture outdoors in the winter months for your daily exercise, we commend you! Here are a few things to. . .