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Great information from Runningmate PT and Performance Coaching !

"Why Runners Should Play Other Sports :
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Running is a great sport for kids to participate in. It teaches them how to work for something, build chemistry with others and develop a lifelong habit of fitness. However, no activity comes without risk.
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Stress fractures are a very common injury for runners of all ages to sustain. One way we can reduce our risk of developing a BSI is through playing other sports that incorporate high forces and odd-impacts.
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This study by Fredericson et al found a huge benefit from playing ball sports as a youth and future stress fracture development.
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Their findings found participation in ball sports as a youth decreased the risk of stress fracture by almost half. In men, each additional year of playing ball sports conferred a 13% decrease in stress fracture development. Among women with regular menses, each additional year of playing ball sports was similar. Women with irregular menses did not see the same benefits. In men, younger ages of playing ball sports conferred more protection against stress fractures."
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Performance Physical Therapy Bellingham

Our PT, Mark Jamantoc, was busy this weekend! He is also a Laboratory Assistant Trainer of the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) and helped instruct at a continuing education course in Yakima, WA. Here he is instructing on an FDM technique. Mark utilizes FDM into his practice as needed. FDM focuses on functional mobility by working on the fascial system to help patients get back to pain free function faster!Mark Jamantoc is treating a volunteer in front of the group here in Yakima. Great work! ...

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It’s #FitnessFriday at Performance PT!

Resisted side stepping is a great exercise to strengthen the gluteus medius but be sure to perform it with proper technique to ensure you are actually strengthening your target muscle. Here are some tips to keep in mind when performing this exercise:

Maintain slight bend in the knees
Shift weight to stance leg prior to movement
Keep toes pointing forward
Avoid trunk lean
Slow and purposeful movement
Starting with the band above the knees helps to ensure you perform this exercise with proper form.

Our PT, Mark Jamantoc PT OCS, demonstrates how to perform this exercise correctly.
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Is everything you know about back pain wrong?

A recent article from Physical Therapist, Kieran O’Sullivan, casts an expert eye over one of our most common health problems and challenges the strategies we use to manage it.

Some key takeaways from the article are listed in the infographic.

Link to article : qoo.ly/vgppg

#Lowbackpain #GetPT1st #ChoosePT #PerformancePhysicalTherapy #PhysicalTherapy #PhysioTherapy #Backpain
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No snow day here. Open normal business hours at both locations today!

Photo is at our North Bellingham location.
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