Penrose Physical Therapy
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Jan 2017
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose
10
Dec 2016
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Runner’s Workshops

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. Read More
01
Dec 2016
Chris Edwards
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Chris Edwards

Hamstring Injuries

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. Read More
24
Nov 2016
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Olympia Turkey Trot 4 Mile Race

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. Read More
30
Oct 2016
Chris Edwards
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Chris Edwards

Sports Tools for Faster Recovery

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. Read More
22
Oct 2016
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Youth Running

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.  Dr. Penrose enjoys teaching youth in correct running form, dynamic warm ups, and stretching.  She wants kids to just have fun running!… Read More
15
Sep 2016
Chris Edwards
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Chris Edwards

5 Minute Dynamic Warm Up for Running

Running isn’t a warm up. Running is something that you should warm up to do. There are certain things that need to be primed to run optimally, especially if you aren’t someone who does a ton of running. Read More
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
20
May 2016
Chris Edwards
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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
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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
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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
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Chris Edwards

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