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In the beginning of May, I began to have knee pain. On the weekend of May 17th. I had to stop during a training run because the pain was so bad. On May 20th, I emailed Dr. Meyer (Christine Meyer, MD and Associates) in a panic. I thought my race season was over. That same day Dr. Meyer replied and sent me to see Kristy Harper at (In Motion Physical Therapy and Fitness Center). I saw Kristy on Thursday, May 22nd. Ten days later I raced in the Black Bear Triathlon and finished. Today, as I write this, I feel confident in my ability to complete and be competitive in my first Ironman 70.3. This is undoubtedly a result of the fast action of Dr. Meyer and the magical hands of Kristy Harper. This isn’t the first time the pair has worked together to get me back into ‘fighting shape’ but they certainly earned a lifetime of loyalty and a vocal advocate for their services, which are second to none. See Josh’s Sponsor Info.
Neurodynamics is the idea that the nervous system: the brain, spinal cord and nerves throughout the body are one continuous system that needs to be able to stretch, compress, and move when we move. When the nervous system loses the ability to move when we move, symptoms can be felt. The nervous system is capable of creating a variety of symptoms including: pain, tingling, numbness, and burning just to name a few. There are many reasons why the nervous system may cause symptoms including direct trauma such as spinal cord injury, repetitive stress such as in carpal tunnel syndrome, and when the nerve roots become compressed by a intervertebral disc in the spine. A Physical Therapist – through a thorough evaluation and using the most up to date treatments – can help restore the nervous system and the surrounding tissues to a healthy condition, resulting in less symptoms and a better quality of life.
The popularity of running and participation in sports across all ages has increased over the past few decades. While there are many health benefits to running and sports, injuries do occur. Injuries such as tendonitis, and especially anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears continue to limit this participation. These injuries occur in active individuals of all ages and participation levels. There is a lot of information available, however only with expert assessment, is it possible to find the correct information for you. Out of this desire to prevent and treat injuries has evolved the Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic. The 2014 Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic is designed to give both the novice and professional runner and athlete valuable information about lower extremity biomechanical issues that can minimize injury while maximizing performance.
Chester county runners and sports participants, mark your calendars! The second Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic will be held on March 8, 2014 at the Downingtown facility of In Motion Physical Therapy and Fitness Center from 9-11 AM. This year’s focus will be on ACL and Tendon Injury prevention. Learn more at http://clinic.gotoinmotion.com/
In Motion presents the First Annual Run-Sport Clinic. Where: In Motion Physical Therapy, Downingtown, PA When: Saturday March 2, 2013 9-11AM Who: Open to anyone looking to improve performance and prevent injury, beginners to experts. The popularity of running has significantly increased over the past few decades. While there are many health benefits to running and being active, injuries do occur. These injuries occur in runners of all ages and participation levels. There is a lot of information available, however only with expert assessment, is it able to find the correct information for you. Out of this desire to prevent and treat injuries has evolved the run-sport clinic. The 2013 Run-sport clinic by In Motion Physical Therapy is designed to give both the novice and professional valuable information about lower extremity biomechanical issues that can maximize performance and help prevent injury.