Tag: core stability

The importance of muscle balance and running, according to The Washington Post.

The importance of muscle balance and running, according to The Washington Post. Many avid and competitive runners develop problems with form and running style simply because they are too weak. While running may condition the lower body, the upper body is vitally important in holding form as well. Imagine, you are training for a marathon and your upper body does not have the conditioning of the lower body.  Can your upper body sustain those postures well for 26 miles. Of course, there is more to form than weakness, and many of us are asymmetrically built.  The truth is, as you Read More »

New hope for arthritic knees; PRP and other effective options you need to know about.

New hope for arthritic knees; PRP and other effective options. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is being wildly promoted to help heal and reduce pain in damaged muscle and tissue much more efficiently than with other methods. A recent study suggests that it is an effective treatment for knee pain in a mildly arthritic joint. According to Wikipedia; “Platelet-rich plasma (Abbreviation: PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains (and releases through degranulation) several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue.” Our office Read More »