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Free Runners’ Education Series

Calling all runners! Tidewater Physical Therapy and its Performance Centers, in conjunction with Point 2 Running Company, will host a free runners’ education series through August in Newport News.   Injury Prevention for Runners Aug. 8 8 to 8:55 a.m. Point 2 Running Company 120 Ottis Street, Newport News Mike Satterley, PT, DPT, CIMT, CSCS, …

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Tidewater Physical Therapy Leads Old Tennis Shoes Collection in South Hampton Roads

Sneakers. Tennis shoes. Running shoes. Whatever you call them, think before you throw your old ones away.   Tidewater Physical Therapy, Fleet Feet Running Shop, Running Etc., and the Virginia Beach Field House are collecting old sneakers in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk to help raise money in support of the mission of The Leukemia …

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Runners Are Athletes, Not Just Runners

Anatomy for Runners: Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention is the most concise, current and easy to read book on the market that describes the biomechanics of running.   It is written for clinicians, coaches and runners and gives the science behind why it is necessary and important for runners to …

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Looking for a local 2013 race?

Are you one of many who included running or participating in a local race as part of your 2013 New Year’s Resolutions?   Here’s a quick list of some of our favorite local events (Virginia Peninsula and Middle Peninsula).     Gloucester Educational Foundation 8K Run  and 3K Walk Feb. 16 http://peninsulatrackclub.com/2013_Flyers/GLOUC13_flyer.pdf   Gloucester Daffodil …

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If you are training for a running race, how much should you increase your weekly mileage?

If you are training for a running race, how much should you increase your weekly mileage?   The most current research suggests to increase your total weekly mileage by not more than 10% and to increase your longest run each week by no more than 10% either.   This allows for a controlled increase in …

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Run to Support National Philanthropy Month

“The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist.” -Laurence Leamer, King of the Night     Did you know that November is National Philanthropy Month? What better way to support your favorite local charity than by participating in a local fun run!   Listed below is a …

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Understanding Dynamic vs Static Stretching

Heard these stretching terms before? For this Blog post, let’s focus on the use of dynamic versus static stretching to decrease the rate of injury and increase performance in runners and endurance athletes. Specifically, let’s take a look into the differences between these stretching exercises and how to incorporate them into your routine.   Dynamic …

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Barefoot Running Debate Continues

Forefoot Striking vs Heel Strike: Which is right for me?   Debate abounds about the switch to minimalist shoes. Recently several shoe companies have began reducing the heel to toe drop from a conventional eleven millimeters to levels substationally lower. But how do you know if you are ready to switch?   Jay Diacharry, a …

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Virginia 24-Hour Run / Relay for Life

Tidewater Physical Therapy and its Tidewater Performance Center was honored to support the Virginia 24-Hour Run / Relay for Life in April! We just received a lovely thank-you note from the event organizers and had to share.   “I would like to take a moment to express my wholehearted thanks for your great support to …

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How to Determine Your Running Pace

  With the running season coming to a close, why not take the next few months to figure out your running pace? Most running articles and training programs suggest that you run  a 5k pace or 10k pace during training runs. However, they do little to help you figure out what exactly that entails. A …

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