A question I get asked a lot by clients and people with back pain is a really simple one“When do I use ice and when do I use heat?” Rightly or wrongly, 9 out of 10 of my clients tend to favor heat–a nice hot water bottle, a soak in the bath, or one of …
Athletes & Exercise
Every runner wants to increase their overall mileage. Unfortunately, many beginner runners let their enthusiasm override their body’s needs. As a result, they may develop running injuries that cut their miles per week down to zero. Building mileage takes time, consistency, and workouts to improve your stamina. You don’t have to wait months to see …
Penrose Physical Therapy proudly sponsors Guerilla running club.
Dr. Penrose enjoys teaching the running community how to prevent injuries with the STRONG body workshop. “Most runners lack strength in at least one muscle group, as well as in their neuromuscular pathways, the lines of communication between brain and body,” says Jay Dicharry, M.P.T., the director of the REP biomechanics lab at Rebound Physical Therapy in Bend, Oregon, and author of Anatomy for Runners.
Hamstring strains and injuries are among the most common acute musculoskeletal injury in the United States. Athletes who participate in track and field, soccer, and football are especially prone to these injuries given the sprinting demands of these sports. Protecting yourself from hamstring strains isn’t rocket science. Use these five exercises to prehab or rehab your hamstrings to avoid pain and injuries while also improving performance.
Guerilla Running does a wonderful job putting on a 4 mile Turkey Trot race on Thanksgiving morning in downtown Olympia, WA. Penrose & Associates is proud to sponsor this race and provide swag bags.
At Penrose Physical Therapy some of you already know we believe in a thorough hands on approach. Depending on the situation, patient, and injury it may be an ART (Active release technique), Trigger point release, Graston, or even IASTM ( instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization). We came across this article at “Runners World” and thought it may help explain a little bit of what we do and why we do it.
Penrose & Associates Physical Therapy sponsors local school races such as the Glow Run 5k as a fund raiser for Cornerstone Christian School. It also sponsors The Friendship Run for the Westside Co-op Preschool. Jennifer Penrose has donated her time as the cross country coach and assisted with the track team at Cornerstone Christian School. …
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.