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A special thank you to professional triathelete, Morgan Chaffin, for writing this blog and sharing her experience. I am very excited to share the news that Specialized Physical Therapy is now offering Functional Dry Needling treatment (FDN), which is used to treat neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement dysfunction. In this blog, I want to share my experience with the treatment, and how I used it to restore function in my lower leg and trapezius muscle before racin...
Posted on 2021-06-14
This time of year, many people are focused on fitness so it's worth taking a look at what fitness really means. The dictionary defines fit as "sound physically and mentally, healthy." Using that definition, many "fitness" routines fall short of the goal. If you don't enjoy running and dread every workout, you're probably falling short of the "sound mentally" portion. Exercise should be enjoyable, reduce stress, and leave you feeling better, not worse. NO PAIN NO GAIN? Exercise should also leav...
Posted on 2021-05-13
Races are back in the US! Time to dust the cobwebs off of your triathlon gear that has been tucked away during the pandemic! Locally, the Valley O.NE Nebraska Marathon occurred on April 23, the Lincoln Marathon took place on May 2, and the Omaha triathlon has released many of its venues and plans for 2021! Nationally, we have seen several Ironman’s and Gravel Races take place. Specialized Physical Therapy’s Professional Triathlete, Morgan Chaffin, has some tips to share as you prepa...
Posted on 2021-05-05
Blood Flow Restriction Training: What You Need to Know Experts have proven over the years that in order to increase muscle size and strength you must lift greater than 70 1RM), essential when used at the correct stage of rehab, put increased stress on joints and bones that may not be tolerated at times. This is where blood flow restriction (BFR) can present a huge advantage in getting you back to do the activities you love. Blood flow restriction training is a rehabilitation device that will ...
Posted on 2021-04-20
Did you know that thirst doesn’t kick in until you’re already dehydrated? Or that water isn’t always the best way to stay hydrated? As the temperature starts to rise and outdoor activity increases, we thought it would be beneficial to share some simple tips and dispel some of the myths about hydration. Tip 2: All drinks count towards hydration except alcohol. Sports drinks, milk, or oral solutions (Pedialyte) will help you stay better hydrated than drinking plain water. There...
Posted on 2021-04-05
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