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Are My Shoes to Blame? Common Foot Problems & How to Minimize Pain

Wearing shoes that fit poorly can lead to a myriad of problems, from minor foot discomfort to stress fractures and meniscus tears.

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The Top 3 Ways to Spend Your Rest Day

Rest days give your muscles time to heal from the stress of physical activity while giving your mind an opportunity to reset.

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How to Choose the Right Athletic Shoes

Choosing the right athletic shoe for your foot is key to moving comfortably, efficiently and safely. Get to know your foot type and follow the tips above to choose an athletic shoe that’s right for you.

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Are You Underfueling?

Underfueling means not eating enough or not eating the right types of foods. If you’ve been underfueling, eating more of the right foods at the right time can help you achieve the intensities and results you have been missing.

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How To Stay Fit From Home If You're Feeling Bored & Unmotivated

Take a look at why it's so important to have an at-home workout routine in place — and how to keep it up even when you're feeling listless or unenergized. 

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Stretches for Runners: How to Warm Up & Cool Down

How you prime your body for a run and how you recover afterward influence your overall performance. PTA Mary Jean McKinnon explains dynamic and static stretches to enhance your next run.

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Nordic Walking for a Full-Body Workout

Nordic walking, or pole walking, is a low-impact, full-body exercise that combines strength and cardiovascular fitness.

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How to Get a Stronger Core & Better Posture

Your core strength and posture are more linked than you might think. Learn why they're crucial to your overall physical health, how they're related and ways you can improve both.

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8 Ways to Keep Your Knees Healthy as You Age

Knee pain is a common problem, especially for older adults. Over the years, your knees endure a lot of wear and tear as you fight against gravity to move and walk.

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College Athletics During a Pandemic

PA Jeffrey Dabkowski explores the unique challenges of managing Davidson College's NCAA Division 1 student-athletes from afar.

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How to Spice Up Your Running Routine

Whether you log 2 or 20 miles, changing up your running or jogging routine will keep your workouts effective, interesting and even fun.

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Simple Yoga to Improve Posture

Poor posture habits increase stress and strain on our spine and joints. One simple yoga pose can help improve your posture and body alignment to minimize this stress.

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How to Boost Productivity When Working from Home

Make the most of working remotely by taking a few extra steps to boost your mood and productivity.

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8 Tips to Strengthen Your Immune System

In addition to washing your hands thoroughly and avoiding people who may be sick, follow these tips to protect yourself against viruses and support a strong immune system.

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Stretches for Swimmers

PTA Mary Jean McKinnon demonstrates stretches and techniques to relieve muscle tightness and help swimmers of all ages perform their best.

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Behind the Scenes of Caring For Some of the Country’s Top College Athletes

PA Jeffrey Dabkowski invites us to learn how he keeps Davidson College’s basketball team healthy at home and on the road.

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Dive In: 11 Things to Know About Aquatic Therapy

One of the biggest splashes in physical therapy in recent years is the evolution of aquatic therapy.

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12 Ways to Strengthen Your Core

Your core muscles are muscles that you can’t ‘see’, as opposed to muscles that are visible in shape beneath your skin.

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The Hip, Getting Older and Running

Many active Americans worry about the impact of exercise on their hips. Chris Dollar, PT, DPT, talks about the hip and how it ages with you.

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Why Adults Need to be More Active

Our society is one that relies heavily on technology and tends to leave us sedentary most of the day, which can cause health problems down the road. Here are some quick tips to become more active and lead a healthier lifestyle overall.

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Excel This Summer - Speed & Agility Camps for Young Athletes

Your child will get a leg up on the competition in our summer camps specialized to improve strength and agility and excel at combine testing.

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Five FAQs about Treadmill Running Answered by a Medical Expert

The treadmill can be an excellent training tool for runners when weather conditions are uninviting or downright dangerous. Love them or hate them, treadmills can be convenient, easy to use and safer than battling the elements and weather outside. 

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What's in a serving? How to know you're eating enough fruits and veggies

We know fruits and vegetables are good for us, but to support healthy weight we need to know exactly what makes up a serving.

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Workout Recovery - How to Get the Most Out of Your Effort

A series of micro muscle tears during workouts lead to increased strength and performance but it's important to jumpstart the recovery process during high-intensity training. 

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