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Category: running pain

It’s All About Load Management: A Tip To Improving Your Performance

What could be sabotaging your performance this season? Look in the mirror and you’ll know.  Look into your own eyes and ask yourself, are you giving yourself enough time to improve the skills required to meet your performance goals? It is a difficult question to ask yourself and more athletes should ask this question when […]

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 – Improve Performance With Landmine Squat Part 2

Minimize risk of injury and improve performance is my primary objective with any athlete who receives performance PT or coaching. Identifying the various ways an athlete compensates to accomplish a movement reveals areas of weakness, tightness, or restrictions that may affect performance. Often ignored during a season, the off season is an ideal time to […]

improve back flexibility during the off-season

  The Offseason, with Kimbia Physio. A period of time when official games, tournaments, etc., are not being played. Now is the time to start addressing the nagging injuries, addressing form, improving mechanics not addressed during the season. In my experience one of the most challenging aspects of an athletes off-season program has been integrating global movement […]

“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”

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]