Posts in the ‘Fitness’ Category

“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

“The Offseason”

Welcome to “The Offseason.” A blog post from the perspective of a Physical Therapist. The purpose of this blog is to create an opportunity to educate athletes and active individuals on various topics. Topics ranging from recovery following an injury, ways to reduce risk of injury, general strength and conditioning questions and improving overall fitness & performance

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

Happy Veterans Day from A Civilian

                                                                            As a clinician, I spend a considerable amount of time evaluating and treating human performance and the degree to

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

Should I Be Stretching?

(C) KimbiaPhysio LLC Admittedly when I was in my 20’s, it never occurred to me to stretch after running, so I did it only when something felt “tight” or “sore” because let’s face it, you’re invincible when you’re in your 20’s, right? It wasn’t until I started treating and training endurance athletes full time, that

Less is more!

Less is more! Running harder, faster in hopes of improving performance or endurance is a recipe for injury. Long distance running is a matter of efficiency & energy conservation. To put it in perspective, running harder for performance is like driving an SUV, you’ll need a lot of fuel but that fuel doesn’t take you

IT band Pain

IT band syndrome/pain may be more telling of weakness to hip or ankle musculature and decreasing flexibility. The inability for these muscles to stabilize or smoothly control our foot as it hits the ground forces structures that don’t stretch very well normally (like tendons and fascia (IT band)) to work overtime.  Compensating for these muscle

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