Penrose Physical Therapy
13
Aug 2015
Chris Edwards
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Chris Edwards

Proper Squatting Mechanics

First, we have to understand that there are a lot of factors regarding squatting. The following is a general guide for proper air squat mechanics and is not the "end-all-be-all." "Air" Squat or squat without weight is important to understand and master prior to picking up the barbell or dumbbell. Your mechanics are possibly the most important aspect to consider when attempting any exercise and maybe none more than a squat or lunge. We see so many people confused about how they are supposed to bend, move or lift. To help clear the confusion we will cover common faults and how to correct these. Read More
02
Aug 2015
Chris Edwards
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Chris Edwards

Static Stretching vs. Dynamic Stretching

New research indicates that flexibility is a by-product of pre-run static stretching and may be a biomechanical factor that hurts running economy which is a measure of your overall efficiency. Prior to hard workouts and races it tends to work best to do a warm-up jog and then perform the dynamic stretches, followed by strides. This helps to adequately warm up the muscles and then get the right ones firing in the right ways. Read More
17
Jul 2015
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Achilles Tendonitis

What is achilles tenodinits? Pain in the area of the Achilles tendon goes by several names and overlapping conditions, including tendonitis, tendinosis, Haglund’s deformity, paratenonitis, and bursitis, among others. Achilles tendinopathy is pain in the Achilles tendon in the midportion approximately 2-6 cm up from the heel also called non-insertional Achilles tendinopathy. Tendinopathy is defined as chronic degeneration of the tendon. Read More
25
Jun 2015
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Plantar Fasciitis – A Literal Pain in the Heel

Plantar fasciitis is the most common foot condition treated by healthcare providers. It is the most common diagnosis for foot running injuries and making up 8% of all running injuries. The clinical course for most patients is positive with 80% reporting resolution of symptoms at the 12 month follow up. Most patients make significant improvements in 1-3 months as reported above with various treatment methods. Read More
11
Jun 2015
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

Stop That Outside Foot Pain Now!

Is your 2nd toe longer than your first?  Then you do not push off correctly with your big toe.  You will start to shift your weight more and more to the outside to the smaller bones of your foot.  You may compress and cause the lateral side (outside) of your foot to become very painful and unstable.  Many times you don’t even notice where you push off as you are walking.  Pay attention if you have your 2nd toe longer than your first what you push off the ground with!  This condition is called “Morton’s Toe.” How do I fix Morton’s toe? Since you can’t just cut the 2nd toe off, lets make the big toe hit the ground first!  Bring the ground up to meet the big toe so you can push off correctly and not overuse the outside of your foot! Stop that outside foot pain NOW!… Read More
03
Jun 2015
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

Happy Feet!

Everyone loves their favorite shoes that are broken in and super comfy! However, take a look at the bottom of them. Is one edge worn down more than the other? If the answer is yes it is time to either re-sole them or get new shoes! Walking on a beveled surface leads to foot pain. What a simple solution instead of wasting time and co-pays seeing a physical therapist or foot specialist! Read More

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