Last week was the first week in a while that I stopped going to physical therapy. It seemed that each time I went, it was doing more harm than good. I am aware that I am very unique and simple, traditional forms of therapy won’t work. Unfortunately, after much discussion, it seemed best that I no longer go. Every time I went, I ended up … Continue reading It’s just the beginning..
As of April 1, I am officially in NYC Marathon mode. I create my own training schedule that fits to my abilities. So far it has been 3 to 4 miles every other day. I am starting off slow and easy. I make my schedules knowing where my weaknesses are and what I need to work on. I do have some speed intervals scheduled later … Continue reading Training for the NYC Marathon begins
In honor of Scoliosis Awareness Month, I am going to help you all understand what it truly is, and how to check for it and treat it. Do you know what Scoliosis is? It’s when your spine is abnormally curved. Your spine, being your back bone, is generally straight even though many people have a slight curve that doesn’t affect you. But Scoliosis is … Continue reading Perfection is overrated
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, HAVING A STRONG CORE IS ESSENTIAL TO RUNNERS!!!! Working together as a function, the core enables the body to produce force, dynamically stabilize and reduce force. Correct form while running is crucial to avoiding injuries. It will also improve your efficiency and make running more enjoyable. A well-functioning core also protects the spine and provides a biomechanically efficient … Continue reading Variation of modified planks
SCIATIC NERVE- The sciatic nerve runs from your lower back, down your buttock along the back or side of your leg down into your foot. Pain or numbness occurs when the nerve is irritated or compressed Hip and back conditions are often interrelated, and there’s often a nasty domino effect of injuries. For example, tense lower-back muscles can contribute to piriformis syndrome which in turn can … Continue reading Dealing with running with Sciatic, hip, and lower back pain