Running as a minimalist

Running as a minimalist

Humans have been running for over 2 million years and when they first started running, they ran barefoot of course! In Christopher McDougall’s book “Born to Run” he discusses various scientific studies about barefoot running and how we evolved into humans made for...
Should Kids Be Wearing Supportive Running Shoes?

Should Kids Be Wearing Supportive Running Shoes?

Runners, coaches, medical professionals, and now parents, are all realizing the benefits of allowing children to have proper natural foot motion.  According to the experts, parents should think twice before putting their kids in a pair of “good sturdy...
Take Action After a Head Injury

Take Action After a Head Injury

Summer is upon us, kids are out of school and balls are flying.  Evenings are spent on soccer and rugby fields as well as baseball diamonds all over town.  We love it, they love it, but any sport brings its fair share of jostling around and we need to pay careful...
Is Sitting The New Smoking?

Is Sitting The New Smoking?

From our car to the chair at work and then to the couch at home, we are spending more time sitting down than we ever have historically, and researchers say it’s wreaking havoc on our bodies.  Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University...
Lengthen to Strengthen… (Eccentric Strength Training)

Lengthen to Strengthen… (Eccentric Strength Training)

When we have a sore muscle from physical activity, we assume the muscle must be tight and that we need to stretch it.  Often though, especially if we’ve been participating in a repetitive activity/sport for many years, a sore muscle may indicate a relative weakness in...
Massage is for everyone

Massage is for everyone

Managing Stress with Massage Therapy  None of us are immune, at some point or another we will all find ourselves overwhelmed by what is being asked of us in our lives.  Stress comes in many forms and will affect all of us differently.  Our ability to cope with stress...