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
How to Benefit from Customized Orthotics for an Active or Athletic Lifestyle
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.
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The Movement and Sports Lab is Now Enabled with Video Analysis to Better Help Your Recovery Process The way your body moves says a lot about your pain and your performance. With our expertise, and our NEW video analysis software, our PTs and movement trainers can help discover and analyze your habitual movement patterns. We’ll give you a personalized treatment … Read More
Marathon Interval Training
Author: Christina Ramirez, PT, DPT I have run three marathons to date, and multiple half marathons. At first, my goal was just to finish the races without getting injured, but during my latest marathon, I set a time goal. I decided that the best way to beat my past times was to train more on hills and include intervals in my … Read More
Christina Ramirez’s Chicago Marathon Training & Tips
When completing a marathon, it is important to have a plan for the days leading up to the race, and the days immediately following. I just completed my second marathon on October 8 in Chicago. Going into the week of the marathon, I planned out my schedule keeping in mind my overall mileage for the week, the importance of rest, … Read More
Working Out in the Winter: Should You Do It?
Surprise! You probably thought winter was coming to an end… and then “unexpectedly” New York City received 6 inches of snow after a 2 week streak of 50 degree+ temperatures. All around, runners were happily taking advantage of the warm weather. If you were not one of them, you were certainly dodging them on every city block. For those runners, … Read More
Post NYC Marathon: Christina Ramirez
We did it fellow marathoners! Whether you were a first timer like me, or experienced, we passed that finish line during Sunday’s New York City Marathon and completed a momentous goal! Of course, after that much physical activity, the muscle soreness is inevitable. I am personally in the midst of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) today and hating every time … Read More
NYC Marathon Training (Part 3) The Anterior Tibialis a.k.a Shin Muscle
By: Christina Ramirez DPT, CKTP We are about five weeks away from the New York City Marathon which means running longer distances than most runners are used to running. I had an on-again, off-again running routine of about 15-20 miles per week leading up to training for the marathon. I have also run numerous half marathons, two on back-to-back days, but … Read More
Intellectual Benefits to Running (Part 2)
By: Christina Ramirez PT, DPT, CKTP As a runner, I like to think that running is one of the most enjoyable and healthy ways to exercise; but the reality is there are many ways to exercise and gain many benefits from physical fitness, to positive emotional health, to intellectual growth. A recent article in the New York Times, written by Gretchen … Read More
NYC Marathon Training (Part 1)
It is Marathon training season; at least here in New York City. Over 50,000 people are training for the New York City marathon that will take place on November 6 this year, and I am one of them! My name is Christina Ramirez, and I have been a recreational runner for about 3 years now, completing my first half marathon … Read More
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