At James Fowler Physical Therapy, we are passionate about running. We want you to find the best shoe for your specific needs. Finding the right running shoe is crucial for maximizing comfort, preventing injuries, and enhancing your running experience. With the vibrant running culture in New York City, it’s essential to choose a shoe that suits your needs and the … Read More
So you’ve decided to run your first marathon, how exciting! Let James Fowler Physical Therapy help you with a marathon training timeline to ensure that you gradually build your endurance, strength and prevent injuries. Remember, this timeline is a general guideline, and it’s important to listen to your body and adapt the plan to your individual needs and fitness level. … Read More
The Dynamic Balancing Act of The Foot Series – Part 4 Tamir Kfir orthotics are tailored precisely for your foot in order to provide support exactly where you need it. These custom-shaped inserts fit the size and contours of your feet and help improve your quality of life and sports performance. Let’s look at the overall health benefits for Customized … Read More
Years ago, Fowler noticed how challenging and frustrating it was to try to rehab a patient’s ankle, foot, or knee injury after they had been wearing hard orthotics for years. At a certain point, most cases showed that the body had unfortunately grown accustomed to the orthotics, forgetting that there is, in fact, an insert in the shoe responsible for supporting their foot and ankle! According to Fowler, this is not very advantageous for an active person. Instead, it is crucial for the foot to remain dynamic and work in tandem with the ankle to achieve balance with the ground, then continue that balance further up the chain – past the ankle, knee, hip, pelvis, and spine all the way to head.
At James Fowler Physical Therapy, we evaluate ankle and foot injuries by using a Kinetic Chain Approach. ‘Kinetic’, meaning movement, and ‘Chain’, relating to the coordination of individual joint movements to create functional movement like walking, running and playing sports. When there is dysfunction or misalignment of any joints along the kinetic chain, it has the potential to create an injury down at the foot and ankle.
The importance of your feet cannot be overstated. Your foot is a complex structure consisting of 26 bones, 30 joints, and 4 intricate layers of muscles and ligaments to create a strong, elastic foot arch. The dynamic relationship between the arch, bones, ligaments and muscles creates the ability to absorb up to 400 times your body weight and seamlessly translate that force into functional movement (walking, running, jumping).
Prepare your body for a fun time on the snowy slopes with these 3 exercises. The following exercises are designed specifically for Snowboarding. They emphasize the importance of ankle flexibility, while learning to bend at the knees and keeping a relaxed straight back. Exercise #1: Snowboard Squats We’re providing you with two versions of this exercise: Regular Foot Position with … Read More
Use these 4 exercises to prepare your body for the first time on the slopes this winter. This winter season, have fun on the slopes and ski for a longer period of time by conditioning your body with an exercise plan put together for you by James Fowler himself! These four exercises will work on your hips and core muscles … Read More
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