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Warm-up and Cool-down Strategies for Running

THE WARM-UP Why is warming up important? Increases blood flow and the amount of oxygen that is available to the muscles used when running. Gradually elevates your body temperature and heart rate to help you get acclimated to the workload. Increases muscle flexibility, which can help prevent injury. Mentally prepares you for the run! Warm-up […]

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Don’t Get Hurt Returning to Exercise

During the COVID-19 pandemic, activity levels dropped for a lot of people. Between stay at home orders, gym closures, and working from home, people became more sedentary. On top of that, there were shortages of equipment like dumbbells and bicycles, making staying active at home difficult even if you wanted to. But this summer, things […]

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Physical Therapy Isn’t Just for Pain. It Can Keep You Healthy for Life.

You know that physical activity is good for you. The benefits are well researched, and the list is impressive. Here’s just a sampling: – Releases endorphins to make you feel good and fight depression – Helps control weight – Prevents diseases like stroke, diabetes, and some forms of cancer – Improves sleep – Helps you […]

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Summer Running Goals? We can help!

Summer is coming and everyone is RUNNING to reach their fitness goals! Breakthru is here to help you reach them! As the weather warms up, and you are increasing your training, it is important to know that with increased running having proper form is key to prevent injury! Did you know? Breakthru Physical Therapists and […]

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Improve Your Running and Stay Injury Free

Running is easy! Just put one foot in front of the other and GO! If it were only that simple…  When running, there is much more to keep in mind than what your feet are doing. Running is a highly complex motion involving the entire body.  If you lack the coordination, flexibility, and motor control […]

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Meniscus Tears What You Need to Know to Stay in the Game

Knee injuries are the most common reason athletes have to sit out for an entire season, with meniscus tears being among the most prevalent. Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was recently sidelined due to a meniscus tear. The meniscus are natural “spacers” or shock absorbers in the knee, and sit between the femur and tibia. […]

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