New Year, New directions

Recently, I had a high school student sidelined from running due to injury. I saw her several times in my office for a few weeks and then realized that she was ready to do some more dynamic rehab. We went outside and did some drills, and I got to see her run more than justContinue reading “New Year, New directions”

It’s your journey, don’t let pain stop you.

Often the only thing that gets patients to finally call their doctor or come to a physical therapist is pain. Wether it’s acute or chronic, your body is telling you something is not right. Often this pain starts limiting you from doing the things you love or even just completing simple daily tasks. Getting toContinue reading “It’s your journey, don’t let pain stop you.”

Taking care of you

We are certainly in a weird, unexpected time with this new Covid 19 pandemic. Everyone is on edge and anxious with the uncertainty and life disruptions, understandably so. Just the other day I had a patient call me saying they were feeling very anxious and depressed and thought they needed to talk to somebody onContinue reading “Taking care of you”

Self Maintenance Tools : Roll Recovery

I’m all about staying healthy, and if i have learned anything over my 20 year running career it’s that staying healthy does require some self- maintenance. When I was running professionally, I often got weekly massages because running 100+ miles a week takes it’s toll. Even when I would feel good, the therapist would findContinue reading “Self Maintenance Tools : Roll Recovery”

Staying cool in the summer

I admit that one reason I love training on the Monterey Peninsula is because the weather is perfect for running. But being a North Carolinian, I do love the humidity, and I make lots of east coast trips where you have to run in stifling heat and feel like your head is going to explode.

Self Neck Mobilization

Ever wake up with neck pain or do a funny movement and feel your neck immediately kink up? Ever look down at a computer or a book for hours and feel the onset of neck pain? Have headaches? I have a feeling we have all been there and suffered for a few days until youContinue reading “Self Neck Mobilization”

Ankle sprains can have lasting effects

Ankle Sprains are one of the most common musculoskeletal problem effecting all ages and people of all different activity levels.  There are different locations and several different grades depending on severity, with the high and low lateral ankle sprains being the most common. We have probably all felt the immediate pain of a “twisted” ankle.Continue reading “Ankle sprains can have lasting effects”

Make your health a priority

What can On Track Physical Therapy do for you? Get you information: I often get calls from patients that have a new pain or issue and want to get some information and a thorough medical evaluation. Many of my patients do not have a primary care doctor, so starting with a physical therapist is aContinue reading “Make your health a priority”

Home Health Physical Therapy

Do you or a loved one have a prescription for Home Health Physical Therapy from your primary care physician? On Track Physical Therapy and Performance, P.C. does not contract with Medicare patients directly, but we can see patients through Choice Home Health  one of the most respected agencies on the Peninsula.

First Toe Extension and Running Mechanics

It’s  tiny joint, but your big toe joint (MTP) can be an important one. Yep, you probably don’t often think of your big toe unless you are stubbing it on some concrete path or whacking it on some furniture, but it’s a key joint for balance and locomotion- not to mention running.  As you pushContinue reading “First Toe Extension and Running Mechanics”