A proper warm-up routine is a vital component of any athletic participation. Competitive or recreational, the health and performance of participants is improved with an appropriate warm-up. The intent of this activity is two-fold: 1) warm the body’s muscles and soft tissues for optimum performance and 2) reduce the risk of injury from overloading inadequately prepared muscles. Traditional warm-up routines have incorporated primarily static stretches. These prolonged holds are designed to increase the length and flexibility of specific muscles or muscle groups. However, recent evidence suggests that static stretching prior to activity actually inhibits performance. Static stretches are still useful as ... read more »
West Kennewick Physical Therapy
West Kennewick Physical Therapy
We are please to offer complimentary injury screens for all 2011 Titanium Man Olympic Triathalon participants!If you experience an injury before, during, or after Titanium Man, please visit us between September 6-9, 2011 for a complimentary injury screen*. Screenings include: 15 Minute Free Individual Consultation with Licensed Physical Therapist. Recommendation of appropriate medical follow-up Please CALL us to set up your appointment time!
Immediate Post-Race Recovery Instructions:Keep moving - Walk for approximately 10 minutes post race Replenish fluid loss - Drink to satisfy thirst, sip fluids throughout the day Refuel depleted muscles - Food including carbohydrates, protein and sodium first 30-60 minutes post-race Stretch/Massage - Perform LIGHT stretching and/or ... read more »
Did you know that by St. Patrick's Day, two-thirds of New Year’s Resolutions have gone down the drain? Recently, you may have noticed the lack of parking spaces at the gym or even treadmills in front of the good TV stations. Many folk are out trying to get a jump start on their fitness as we ring in the New Year, however, many of them are going about it the wrong way. Most often I see patients coming in with the dreaded overuse injury that just won’t get better. The main reason: too much in too short of time. As ... read more »
TAI West Kennewick Physical Therapy is once again proud to sponsor the 3 Rivers Kids Marathon Program. This program encourages local area elemntary and middle school students to get moving and stay moving by participating in a 1.2 mile fun run on October 30th. All participants must run a minimum of 25 miles before Oct 30th, with a maximum of 5 miles allowed per week, so get started today! Visit www.3rrr.org for more information and to register. All participants who complete the fun run will receive a t-shirt and finisher medal!
Our goal is to provide you with the information and skills that will make you a better triathlete. In this series of 2-day clinics, we will cover all three sports – swimming, cycling, and running - along with other important factors, such as nutrition, training, transitions, and more. You will be working with professional coaches who are ready to answer your questions. In this series you will learn techniques tailored to your level that will improve your performance at one or all three triathlon sports. Dates Clinic #1 March 27-28 Foundations of Training and Sport Skills Clinic #2 May 22-23 Nutrition, Sports Psychology, and Advanced Skills Clinic #3 July 10-11 Event Preparation, ... read more »