To train or not to train: the recovery spectrum explained.

Picture this…you wake up on your fourth training day of the week, you’re feeling tired and run-down as you’ve been averaging about six hours of sleep each night. You haven’t found time to meal prep this week, so diet hasn’t been great to say the least. On top of that, your shoulder has been achy and painful since day two, … Read More

Pain is your friend.

Pain is your friend. This is the topic of our social media posts all week long. First off, if you don’t follow us on Instagram or Facebook, shame on you. Get on that ASAP and all will be forgiven! Secondly, the topic of pain is complex and oftentimes very hard to discuss.It’s like peeling back layers of an onion only to find that there’s nothing actually … Read More

How to treat people.

You know the golden rule, right? “Treat people the way YOU want to be treated.” This weekend, I was fortunate to be a part of a workshop in Atlanta that was led by our colleagues at Active Life Rx. One of the topics covered was “how to effectively work with clients.” What did I learn? That the golden rule is wrong. … Read More

Taking a lesson from Pixar.

Jacky and I had a chance to sit down and watch a great documentary over the weekend. It’s called The Pixar Story, and it tells the story of how Pixar created, and essentially re-imagined, the animated film industry we know and love today.While a great documentary overall, there’s one part that stood out to me from the rest. Pixar found early success, producing films … Read More

Myths and Truths of the Pregnant Athlete

Being pregnant is an exciting and nerve-racking experience for a woman, and for athletes it can bring a whole world of unknown. How hard can I push? When should I scale back? And how soon can I return to training postpartum? I’m here to provide some insight and peace of mind to keep you and your baby in the game, … Read More

Good enough for now.

I want you to remember a product that was unappealing. Maybe an old couch that is cracked and torn, with strips of black tape holding it together.Or an old car that is well past its prime, soaked in rust and traveling on spare tires. Somewhere along the line, someone decided that “this is good enough for now.” The result?  A product that is certainly not up … Read More

Gardeners and farmers are better than you.

You may think you’re fit, and you probably are. But guess what? Your overall well-being probably isn’t as favorable as that of a gardener or a farmer, unless you are one. A team of researchers at VitalityPro analyzed data on dozens of different sportsmen and women, as well as studies on the overall well-being of various professions with all kinds of hobbies. … Read More

What really hurts?

Pain is frustrating. Whether you’re an athlete or just trying to get through your day, chronic pain can be nagging, depressing, and debilitating. But what if I told you your pain might not be 100% biological? What if there was something you could do unrelated to traditional physical rehab that could decrease or eliminate your pain? Would you do it? … Read More

Maximize the effects of training.

As physical therapists, we love helping athletes return to training at their full potential. However, we also love to dabble in the performance side of things, as well. For those looking for an edge, I commonly reference work completed by two of my favorite fitness specialists, Alex Hutchinson and Ben Greenfield. A few years ago Alex wrote an article titled … Read More

Raise your expectations. You deserve better.

Hey %FIRSTNAME%, Society loves to lower expectations.We always compare performance on a relative basis.  ​​“Well, it’s better than it was yesterday…” Furthermore, we love to settle for a product that’s not as good as it could be, if given the attention to detail it deserves. “Well, it was ok… but I wasn’t crazy about…”​​​​​​​We have embraced a strategy of always lowering … Read More