Intellectual Benefits to Running (Part 2)

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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)

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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

A Runner’s Guide to New York City

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After 6pm on summer weekdays, walking down the street also means jumping out of the way for the multitude of runners taking advantage of the cool evenings. For many, running is a lifestyle. You know your local running shop, the best trails, and the various running groups. It is a way to clear your head and get the exercise your … Read More

PT: Shoes or Flip Flops

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A recent study compared ten healthy young males walking at a set pace in running shoes, flip-flops, sandals (think Adidas slippers), and barefoot1. Shoes were found to produce less Ground Reaction Force (GRF), meaning less force going through the foot as the foot contacts and pushes off from the ground. Barefoot walking produced the greatest GRF, with sandals and flip-flops … Read More

Foot strike Reeducation

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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:

What Should I Do When I Am Not Running

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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