Penrose Physical Therapy
17
Aug 2016
Chris Edwards
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Chris Edwards

5 Tips for Running Recovery

Recovery = the act or process of becoming healthy, a return to a normal state of health and mind and strength. Here are a few tips to keep you off the side line and out of therapy. Read More
10
Jul 2016
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

Have a Question?

We want you to know we are here to help in any way we can because we know that life happens. Things don't wait and you shouldn't have to either. We know your time is important so email us using the contact page. You can also find us on Facebook and we will do our best to respond as quickly as possible. We will help you problem solve through what happened. More importantly- we can help you discover what you can do to get back on the fast track to finishing that garage! Read More
01
Jul 2016
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Speaking Engagements

Dr. Penrose has been in the Olympia/Lacey community since 2001 and has established solid relationships with local physicians. She has co-lectured with surgeons on shoulder, ankle, and knee rehabilitation. Read More
20
May 2016
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

How to Treat and Beat Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis, also known as Runner’s Heel, is one of the most common injuries among athletes. Approximately 10 percent of runners will have plantar fasciitis in their career. They’ll join scores of other athletes and non-athletes with this painful and strange injury. Read More
17
May 2016
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

That Dreaded Side Stitch

Although the exact cause of side stitches is unknown, physicians will agree that the diaphragm, a sheet of muscle that extends across the bottom of the rib cage, plays an important role in breathing. Just like your leg muscles, your diaphragm can fatigue and cramp when put under too much stress. That's why side stitches tend to strike beginner runners or those stepping up pace or distance. The good news is that there are a variety of effective strategies that can help prevent this common problem. Read More
13
May 2016
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

Stay Hydrated on a Hot Run

Maintaining hydration, or a normal state of body water content, is not as easy as it seems. Dehydration means slower times, which means even more minutes out in the heat. By following some of these tips and trying out some of the products mentioned, you'll be more likely to stay hydrated. Read More
08
May 2016
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards
26
Apr 2016
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

How to Buy the Right Running Shoes

Finding the best-fitting shoe among the many choices at your local running store isn't always easy. To ensure you walk out with happy feet, you need to make sure the shoe fits properly from heel to toe. We asked two prominent specialty-running-store owners—each of whom has fitted thousands of runners—to share some of their secrets. Knowing what to look for will give you a better idea how your next pair should feel on your feet. Read More
28
Mar 2016
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

Are Compression Socks for Me?

Compression socks are everywhere—in stores, on your legs, on her legs, on Meb Keflezighi’s legs. So what’s the deal with these calf huggers? According to Miami-based triathlete and cardiologist Dr. Alice Perlowski, there are four main reasons why you should get snug around your stems… Read More
15
Mar 2016
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

10 Best Exercises to Relieve Lower Back Pain

Most people will experience lower back pain at some point in their life, it is very common. In the old days bed rest was prescribed if your back was “playing-up,” whereas today it is recommended to keep exercising. Of course the exercises you do have to be appropriate, we are not suggesting to go for a run or lift heavy weights, that wouldn’t be smart. However, there are some great exercises you can do which should help alleviate lower back pain. These exercises are extremely gentle, but of course, listen to your body and stop if you experience any pain. Read More
20
Jan 2016
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

Proper Running Etiquette for Beginners

Running etiquette is not often something found on a hard-bound list and it can be difficult to know exactly what is and isn’t socially and lawfully acceptable, especially if you don’t have years of trail running experience under your belt. Following posted signs is always the number one rule, however, some trail running etiquette is not as steadfast; many etiquette rules are social, adhered to differently in different running circles and are often debatable. Read More
06
Jan 2016
Jennifer Penrose
Author
Jennifer Penrose

Achilles Tendon Repair Post-Op Protocol

Click the "read more" button to see the full protocol for Achilles Tendon Repair. This is a sample surgical protocol that we typically use. We will always communicate with your surgeon on your surgery and their preferred protocol. Read More

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