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Written by Professional Triathlete, Morgan Chaffin A question I often get from my athletes is, how can I develop the mental fortitude to overcome anxiety, fear, discomfort and setbacks? In response, I’ve recently been listening to numerous podcasts on positive mental self-talk strategies. One of my favorites is used by the Navy SEALs, who adhere to this powerful saying: when you feel that you’re completely wiped out, you’re actually only 40 percent done and have 60 percent i...
Posted on 2019-03-19
Got Back Pain? Conquer it today! Are you taking prescription pain medication for moderate to severe chronic low back pain? Do you suffer with back pain or leg pain when you stand or walk? Do you experience pain when you sit for long periods or drive? Does your back ever “go out” if you move the wrong way? Are you afraid your pain will get worse if you don't do anything about it? If you have answered YES to any of the above questions, or if you want to prevent low back pain from oc...
Posted on 2019-03-12
Most often, when setting a goal it will fall into one of two categories; an outcome goal or a process goal. The problem with focusing on an end result (outcome goal) is we forget about the process needed to get us there. For instance, before embarking on a road trip we develop a map with precise steps that will take us to our final destination. This is the same for goal setting. Small, process goals lead to the bigger picture, the end result or the outcome goal. Typically outcome goals are out ...
Posted on 2019-02-25
Did you know that physical therapy can help with knee pain from things like arthritis and meniscus tears? Sometimes, it may even help avoid the need for a surgery. Here are some things to consider: Patients over the age of 35 with knee pain with or without arthritis, meniscus tears, and other symptoms such as catching (as long as it’s not blocking full knee motion) may not need surgery. A recent clinical practice guideline for arthritic knee pain was created by an international panel of m...
Posted on 2019-02-20
It’s that time of year. “Old Man Winter” is upon us. Along with the colder temperatures, there are also more hours of darkness and our days have been effectively shortened. This, coupled with our busy schedules, can mean we are forced to get out and put our miles in during the early morning or later evening hours. Running in the dark brings with it challenges and risks we aren’t faced with when running in daylight.  There are two points of emphasis regarding safety ...
Posted on 2019-02-05
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