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Motivation for Movement By: Megan Piersol, DPT Exercising can be a hard thing for some people to get motivated to do. I did some research on some motivational quotes to hopefully help those of you struggling to find inspiration to get moving. I tried to keep them related more to the mind, body, and therapeutic benefits of exercise since it is what I tend to preach daily to my patients. “For me, exercise is more than just physical – it’s therapeutic.” – Mic...
Posted on 2019-04-26
Don’t Run Away from Running By: Megan Piersol, DPT What do you mean I can’t run every day? Do I really have to strength train and stretch? That is so boring! I just want to run!  Have these words ever come out of your mouth?  Do you think running is the only way to become a better runner? Do you think that other activities just don’t fulfill your life like running? Have these thoughts and feelings ever crossed your mind?  You are not alone.  I once h...
Posted on 2017-10-25
. My Brain Does All That While I am Running?!. by Megan Piersol, DPT.   What is the one structure in the human body that has the most protection? If you answered, “the brain,” then you are correct.  The brain must be a highly significant organ for it to need to be encased in a hard shield. It even has its own immune system.  So, why do we try to ignore it?    The brain is highly involved with checks and balances of movements.  It sends out the...
Posted on 2017-08-02
. Run with Your Mind, Not Against It. by Dr. Megan Piersol, PT, DPT. Upcoming Free Educational Running Seminar Series.     This educational series will consist of running-related talks to help use and improve your mind with running, running forms, and the importance of cross-training to improve your running.  Outlined below are what each session will cover over the next four months.  We will be doing one talk a month and would love for you to join in all of them to ...
Posted on 2017-07-31
by Dr. Jesse Lewis, PT, DPT, OCS Spring Back into Running. Spring in D.C. is right around the corner.  Before we know it, the cherry blossoms will have come and gone.  That also means that pretty soon you will be coming out of your winter hibernation to get back into your running program.  Unfortunately, it also means that we likely will be seeing some of you come into our office to get treated for an injury.  We see it every year.  While not every injury is prev...
Posted on 2017-02-11

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