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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 […]

Have Neck & Back Pain At Work?

If you’re reading this, then you may be one of the millions of Americans affected by or dealing with back and neck pain from sitting at your work station. It costs employers and the healthcare system billions of dollars, treating symptoms. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:             […]

Rehab After A Bike Wreck

After a grueling season competing, the last thing a professional cyclist needs to worry about is a wreck.  Especially just before a major race weekend.  Short turn-around rehabilitation and return to the saddle if possible, is all the good news they need. Working with elite rider and coach, David Guttenplan you begin to understand just how determined […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]