Trevor Hicks, AdventHealth Physical Therapist, shows you a series of exercises that focus on three critical areas to improve your training: muscular endurance, strength, and power production. These hip and core strengthening exercises are perfect for avid runners or anyone starting to train for their first 5k.
Your hips are at the center of movement for any activity you do. As your hips become healthier and more flexible, you can improve your strength and power. Julian Richards, AdventHealth Physical Therapist, demonstrates two simple exercises to help improve your hip mobility.
This is one key exercise all runners should do to strengthen your foot core. Just as we have key core muscles that help support our lumbar spine and trunk, our feet have four layers of muscles that help stabilize our foot arch. Doug Allen, AdventHealth Physical Therapist, demonstrates how you can strengthen your foot "core" to improve foot posture and absorb the increased loads when running.
Foam Rolling helps with soreness, pain and flexibility! AdventHealth Physical Therapist, Justin Hess takes us through simple foam roller stretches for the calf. Remember, whether it's a new injury or ongoing joint pain, a physical therapist can help!
It happens to the best of us...the pesky chair slouch! Although easy to fall into, this posture puts major stress on the neck and lower back. AdventHealth Physical Therapist, Samuel Singleton has the fix to kick the habit in this one minute video.