Running is a favored fitness activity of coastal California. The climate and variety of terrain is an outdoor fitness enthusiasts’ dream. Many recreational runners will experience pain or injury that will limit their ability to run as desired. In the next few articles I will cover common running injuries and what you can do prevent them.
With plenty of waves and warmer ocean temps, surfing activity increases significantly over these summer months, and with this the potential for shoulder and neck injuries. Paddling accounts for over 80% of all the activity taking place during surfing, so it makes sense that many surfing injuries would occur with this motion. Here, we discuss some tips to keep you paddling strong and with good form to prevent injury.
See the Knee different to fix nagging pain
There is a ton of great resources out there about knee pain and how to fix it, but what about how we think about the knee? In my opinion, we have to see the knee differently in order to get at the cause of knee pain before we start talking about how to fix it. This article takes a stab at how modern Physical Therapists see nagging knee pain before making a plan to treat the knee.
Does stretching help athletes get back to play after injury? Does it improve performance? And, what is the right way to stretch. Dr. Dave Gerbarg, Physical Therapist from Solana Beach, answers all these questions and more in this article. Learn the different types of stretches, how to stretch, and the benefits of stretching so you can build the right stretching program into your exercise routine and not risk injury.
It’s becoming increasingly popular for young athletes to begin specializing in one sport at earlier ages in an attempt to gain a competitive advantage. While spending more time practicing a sport and ‘outworking’ your competition may seem to make sense, it may not be giving kids the benefit that one would think and can even come with potential risks. Our One Nine team encourages young athletes to practice multiple sports over early specialization for mainly for these reasons: