The Importance of Core: Part 1

James Fowler Physical TherapyCore TrainingLeave a Comment

“The core” is located in the center of the body and refers to the abdominal muscles.  A series of muscles that control and initiate all large movements.  The lifting of the hand or the advancement of the foot originate from “the core”.  It’s here that movement is integrated between the support surface, lower extremity, and upper extremity. At JFPT we … Read More

Get Mental: A Different Approach To Pain

James Fowler Physical TherapyPain & Pain ManagementLeave a Comment

Pain is a nebulous, subjective, multi-dimensional concept that can factor heavily into any injury. There are different types of pain- muscle soreness from exercise, tenderness from blunt trauma (perhaps given to you by your gracious physical therapist) or inflammatory pain indicating tissue damage. Strengthening is often emphasized in rehabilitation to support physically weak or faulty structures, ultimately to decrease pain. … Read More

Foot strike Reeducation

James Fowler Physical TherapyRunningLeave a Comment

Patient has a history of stress fractures on 3rd and 4th metatarsals and navicular bone. Patient spent many years as a competitive gymnast. In this video the patient is learning to transition from a severe forefoot runner to a mid-foot strike. We will be recommending Tamir Kafir orthotics for improve force absorption. ​ For information on orthotics visit: www.tamirkfir.com

What Should I Do When I Am Not Running

James Fowler Physical TherapyHealth & Wellness, RunningLeave a Comment

Over the last few years there has been a significant amount of talk and controversy about activities and exercises that are best for runners for preventing injuries and improving performance. The discussion has included the benefits of foam rolling and ball release techniques, stretching, Active Release Technique, yoga, Pilates, CrossFit and strength training, to name a few. Everyone seems to … Read More