Patterned People Practicing Patterned Proclivity

We humans are certainly creatures of habit. How many times a week do you wake up and feel you are repeating the previous day? Alarm goes off too early, roll off the same side of bed, drink from the same cup of coffee, brush your teeth the same way since you were a toddler, drive … More Patterned People Practicing Patterned Proclivity

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Routine Maintenance

Much of medicine is striving for a proactive approach to treatment vs. a reactive. More and more people are getting active and taking charge of their health care. In the past, physical therapy has been predominately reactive. You get injured or have surgery, then go see a physical therapist. Sure, it helps you get you … More Routine Maintenance

Kids These Days

The body is an amazing thing. I contemplate the complexity of this machine we are gifted with multiple times a day. Two weeks ago my brother and his wife welcomed in to the world a beautiful daughter. I was fortunate enough to hold her within a few hours after she was born. I am sure … More Kids These Days

People are Fascinating

People are fascinating. We come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and personalities. Humans are formed based on their ancestors, culture, family, environmental exposure, athletic and recreational activities, as well as habits of daily life. What we do with our day and how we interact with other living and non-living beings helps form our physical … More People are Fascinating

Posture

Sit up straight! Stop slouching! Shoulders back! For many, these commands beckon memories of parents reminding us to correct for a poor posture. A lady recently told me how her mother would frequently have her balance a book on her head to maintain an upright position. Thinking this is “proper” she has maintained that position … More Posture

Swimming

Swimming is a fascinating sport. It is not a sport where you can simply put your brain on the shelf and just “go.” To excel at the sport you must be in tune with your body, what it is doing, where it is at in space, and anticipate the next movement. You must work with … More Swimming

Running Stimuli

Here in the clinic we don’t have the most sophisticated or high tech equipment in the world. No zero gravity treadmill, fancy cameras, or futuristic balance machines. The most high tech we get is usually balloons, Therabands, and often a small rubber ball. Oh, and we do have a cool little laser that requires you … More Running Stimuli

Spinning

On my last blog I discussed the effects of running on a treadmill to log our late winter running miles during to this abnormally artic Colorado winter. This encompassed some ideas to stay healthy while running indoors to prepare for outdoor running. What I also realized is that we triathletes and cyclists are probably spending … More Spinning