Posts in the ‘balance’ Category

At Your Best: Why Segmental Stability & Mobility Can Improve Performance | Hiza Mbwana DPT

Segmental stabilization exercises should be incorporated into any sport specific training regiment, and certainly considered during the off season.  For runners, cyclist and weightlifters, stabilizing one extremity while another segment is moving can be one of the most demanding aspects of performance, especially for posterior musculature like your shoulder, back and hip muscles. I like to integrate

The Offseason with Kimbia Physio -How the Landmine Squat Can Transform Your Lifting

Flexibility and dynamic stability is an essential part of an athletes ability to stay injury free during their season. Mobility and strength deficits to the hips are a major contributor to injuries in the athlete. Landmine squats are a great alternative to the traditional squats to help facilitate flexibility and strength to your hips and core

How Do I Increase My Shoulder Strength and Flexibility

Wondering why your overhand activities are getting more difficult, despite all the hard work and training you  put in. Whether it’s swimming, pitching/throwing in baseball, tennis or gym exercises, loss of flexibility to your posterior inferior gleno-humeral ligament can be a major source of your limitations. It can also result in poor biomechanics of the

De-Stressing Your School Week

Montgomery County,  Maryland has some of the most talented clinicians and educators in the country. Annually, many of them miss work due to musculoskeletal injuries.  Neck and back pain is at the top of the list as some of the most common reasons associated with missed work.  With several weeks off (for some) and summer

What Works for Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common problem, affecting athletes young and old alike. High impact activities like running and activities that require pivoting, twisting moments can place strain on your knees, sometimes causing pain. So what’s the best solution for your problem? Physical Therapy.  Physical Therapy strengthens the muscles around the knee, reducing some of the stress on the

“The Offseason Athlete” – Your Hamstring

Welcome to another installment of “The Offseason Athlete.” One of the most common questions I’m asked is how often should I be stretching and why should I be stretching? The most commonly neglected aspect when it comes to training and conditioning among athletes is a lack of a comprehensive stretching routine. We take for granted

“The Offseason Athlete”-Core & Lower Extremity Strength & Conditioning

Welcome to another installment of The Offseason Athlete: a blog post for athletes of all fitness levels. After several months of pounding on asphalt and rocky trails, our bodies need a brake.  An ideal time for endurance athletes to reduce millage and focus on strength training and flexibility, the wintertime should be a time for

Turkey Burn Exercises

Pressed for time? With Thanksgiving tomorrow & folks traveling I thought posting a fun quick “Turkey Burn” workout people could do from their homes or final destinations would be appropriate. Performed as a circuit with 30 seconds rest between, these exercises should get your heart-rate up and muscles engaged. Waiting for the turkey cook? See

Express Workout for Endurance Athletes

Just over a year ago, I started Kimbia Physio. I have been  overwhelmed by the response from the MoCo (Montgomery County) Maryland community of athletes and active individuals and the strong support from friends and colleagues. Embracing my treatment approach, concept and philosophy they have challenged me to be a better clinician and discover alternative methods

Why do I have foot pain after I run?

In Rockville and Gaithersburg Maryland, running is becoming increasingly popular.  With the increase in popularity, injury rates have increased as well. Physical Therapists trained to evaluate and treat these complex injuries are often needed to address the many types of injuries.  One of the most common injury is foot pain, often call plantar fasciitis, but there