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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 […]

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 […]

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:             […]

“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

November 11, 2014
Fitness, Happiness, wellness

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

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 […]